About Cains.

Clear advice. Global vision.

Established in 1899, Cains is the leading independent Isle of Man law firm at the forefront of the Isle of Man’s development as one of the world’s most respected international financial centres.

We are a full service law firm consistently ranked in the top tier of international legal directories such as The Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners.  Our team of talented lawyers work across various disciplines advising on Banking and Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Employment and Data Protection, Litigation, Property, Regulatory and Restructuring and Insolvency law.

Legal experts. Sharp perspective.

Proven skills, international industry expertise and in-depth knowledge combine to ensure that we can handle the most demanding, complex and innovative instructions from a broad range of international clients including global banks, financial institutions, multi-national enterprises, regulatory bodies, in addition to public and private companies.

Our team also has a strong track record of working in partnership with global law firms from other jurisdictions to effect international transactions, including market listings and cross-jurisdictional M&A transactions, ensuring a seamless service for all clients.

Rolls Royce service … a powerhouse reputation – both on Island and Internationally.

The most impressive and established commercial firm on the Island.  They have a depth of knowledge probably unrivalled on the Island. 

I would consider Cains to be the best law firm in the Isle of Man, hands down.

  • 1899

    Cains was founded in the Isle of Man.

  • 20+

    Years as a Top Tier Law Firm in The Legal 500 UK.

  • 400+

    Advised over 400 aviation financings.

  • 100%

    Worked with every Global Top 30 law firm.

Leveraging our culture to drive success.

Independently minded.

Our lawyers are independent strategic thinkers with a flexible and agile mind-set. We strive to identify the best legal solutions to achieve commercially successful results for our clients. 

Client centric.

We consistently provide a tailored approach to our clients’ legal needs, working alongside clients and their other advisors to ensure their objectives are met and expectations are exceeded.

Purposeful partners.

We have an open and collaborative culture of responsibility at Cains. We work in partnership and support each other to deliver the best results for our clients.

Setting standards.

Proven international industry experience and in depth knowledge combine to deliver accuracy and rigour at every stage of the legal process.

A leading award winning law firm.


Isle of Man Law Firm of the Year’ Citywealth IFC Awards 2021


Seven Tier One Rankings, Legal 500 UK 2022


Top Ranking Firm 2021, Chambers and Partners UK

A responsible business.

  • Overview.

    We are actively committed to supporting the local community in which we live and work. Our aim is not only to give something back but collectively to build strong relationships and to make a significant contribution. This support is offered in a variety of ways – membership of various industry and charitable committees, donations to local charities, and by participating in a range of community-based activities as a firm, in teams, and as individuals. We also review our operations to try and reduce our environmental impact.

  • Charitable giving.

    We are committed to supporting and engaging with Isle of Man charities and annually adopt two local charities to support.

  • Community.

    We take pride in investing our legal skills and expertise to benefit our community by actively engaging in private and public sector initiatives, including dedicating time to organisations such as the Isle of Man Law Society, Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce and the Isle of Man Business Network.

  • Environmental.

    As a company, we are conscious of our environmental impact both locally and internationally and we seek new ways to improve our efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint. We actively look for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle the products that we use. Consideration is also given to our chosen suppliers and their reputation for social responsibility.