We’re delighted to announce Cains has continued to strengthen its Litigation practice with the appointments of associate Emily Johnson and trainee associate Chris Walton.

Emily, who qualified as a Manx Advocate in 2019, gained her legal experience in England & Wales, where she spent over five years’ specialising in legal costs, before relocating to the Isle of Man in 2017.  She has broad experience of advising on a range of litigation matters.

Commenting on her appointment, Emily said: “I am delighted to be joining such a dynamic and highly respected team and look forward to adding value to both the firm and the clients we represent.”

Prior to relocating to the Isle of Man in 2019, Chris practiced in South Africa, where he was an admitted attorney and notary public, with over 10 years’ experience in both corporate and commercial law and dispute resolution.

He has extensive experience in advising on commercial litigation matters and has assisted clients in connection with insolvency and liquidations, commercial contract disputes, debt recovery, residential and commercial property disputes, intellectual property and claims against directors.

Commenting on his appointment, Chris said: “I am excited to be joining Cains’ litigation team as a trainee advocate, which has a wealth of experience and a formidable reputation in handling complex commercial disputes.

It is a real privilege to be part of this stand out law firm which continues to be recognised as a market leader in its industry.”

Robert Colquitt, a Director at Cains and joint head of the litigation department, said: “Emily and Chris are two strong additions to our growing team and we are really pleased they decided to join us. Their appointments reflect the continued growth of our top tier dispute resolution and litigation practice, as we consolidate and build for the future.”