Careers at Cains.

    What makes us different.

    • Open door culture
      We have a highly collaborative “open door” culture at Cains. We work in partnership and support each other to deliver the best results for ourselves and our clients. We take pride in ensuring that all our staff feel supported and benefit from the best technology. Our open culture also means that everyone has a voice and is able to make a valuable contribution to the direction of our business.
    • Challenging and interesting work
      We consistently win the most challenging and interesting work from many of the world’s leading financial institutions, corporations and private equity houses, as well as ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices. We also routinely work in partnership with the leading UK and international legal and accountancy firms.
    • Growth opportunities
      We are actively committed to the professional growth and development of all our staff across all areas of our business, helping them to excel and to reach their full potential. We provide mentoring to junior lawyers and actively encourage and support the career development of all of our lawyers throughout their careers at Cains.
    • The right balance
      We understand the importance of having a strong work-life balance and we actively encourage our staff to strike the right balance between work and home life and to contribute to the wider community.
    • Our benefits package
      We understand that our staff are fundamental to Cains’ success and we recognise the need to nurture and reward hard work and dedication. We offer a competitive salaries and benefits package, and recognise the commitment and hard work of our staff through a meritocratic reward programme.
    • Equal opportunities
      Inclusion, diversity and respect underpins the culture of Cains and we believe in providing equality opportunity for all job applicants and employees regardless of gender, race, age, disability, colour, marital status, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, religion, social or employment status.
    • Our office
      Our office is based in the iconic Fort Anne building in Douglas, which is situated overlooking the sweeping views of Douglas bay and harbour. Staff enjoy state-of-the-art offices and on-site parking and leisure facilities, boasting a gym, pool, spa facilities and chill out area.
    • Wellness and fun
      We are passionate about the health and wellbeing of our staff and offer a programme of wellbeing events throughout the year. We are also a social bunch and, thanks to our very active social committee, enjoy regular team outings, including participating in various sporting events around the Island.

    The Isle of Man.

    • Sitting between the Lake District, Snowdonia, Scotland and Ireland, the Isle of Man is the jewel of the Irish Sea, with its population of approximately 85,000 and more than 100 miles of coastline. The Island enjoys a temperate climate and contains a spectacular variety of land and seascapes, from sweeping sandy beaches to towering cliffs, magical glens to wildly beautiful uplands. It’s been described as “the British Isles in miniature” and because of its compact size you are never more than a few miles from either the sea or open countryside.

      As a British Crown Dependency, the Isle of Man is self-governing. The Parliament of Tynwald dates back more than 1,000 years, making it the oldest continuous parliament in the world. With a robust and diversified economy, the Island is a vibrant international business centre encompassing sectors as diverse as Banking and Finance, Insurance, e-Gaming, E-business, Aviation and Shipping.

    • The Island prides itself on being family-friendly and has a highly-regarded health service and an excellent education system. Whilst the pace of life is slower than in most UK cities, you certainly won’t be getting bored. The Island’s varied landscape provides the perfect environment for a range of leisure pursuits from cycling to kite surfing and golf to sailing. There are also numerous sports clubs (including rugby, football, cricket and hockey clubs) with regular competitive fixtures around the Island and beyond.

      Together with the Isle of Man’s proud and colourful Celtic culture, buoyant economy, healthy lifestyle and high standards of living, it is a unique and remarkable place to live and work.

    Training at Cains.

    • The Cains team is made up of lawyers with all types of backgrounds – some have law degrees; others have studied economics, history or languages; others have worked in leading international law firms. What is most important is an ability to fit within the Cains team. That does not mean we recruit stereotypes, but rather that you are someone who fully shares our values, will thrive in the challenging nature of the work and take full advantage of the opportunities available to you.

      Cains trainees must demonstrate a mixture of intellect, enthusiasm, commitment and personality. We seek to recruit students with a mature outlook, plenty of common sense and a willingness to accept responsibility. In addition to excellent academic and interpersonal skills, we are looking for individuals who are confident, ambitious and technically strong.

    • We operate a rotation system so that our trainees are exposed to the full range of work that we undertake. Trainees are fully supported by our leading directors and other senior lawyers throughout their training contract. They are encouraged to have as much hands-on experience as they can and are given direct client contact from the beginning. As a fully-fledged part of the team they are expected to become involved in the firm’s business development initiatives at an early stage of the training.

      For further information, please contact: recruitment@cains.com.

    A remarkable place to live, work and play.

    Current vacancies.

    • Commercial Litigation Lawyers

      We are currently looking for ambitious and experienced lawyers to join our growing and highly regarded commercial litigation team. Established as the leading independent commercial litigation teams on the Isle...

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    • Corporate lawyers

      We are currently looking for experienced lawyers to join our growing and highly regarded corporate and finance teams. Recognised as the leading independent offshore law firm on the Isle of...

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    Cains Placements.

    • How does it work?
      At Cains, we understand that writing essays is really only one part of higher education. Hands-on experience in a suitable environment is invaluable for preparing students for the world of work and it is vital for giving you the edge when entering the job market after graduation. For this reason, every year we offer two outstanding and enthusiastic students the chance to get a head-start and find out what a career in the legal world is really all about. Successful applicants will be invited to our Fort Anne offices for two weeks in June or July to gain a real insight into the profession. You will by no means just be making tea: you’ll have a chance to see different key areas and help out with legal research, marketing and other such activities. You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss your future with senior members of staff. Unlike many student internships and work experience programmes, this will be a paid placement. We only wish to recruit the very best students and therefore are offering a competitive weekly wage.
    • What are we looking for?
      The scheme is open to undergraduates who normally live in the Isle of Man when they aren’t at university. We seek to recruit students who not only excel academically, but also have a mature outlook and plenty of common sense. It’s not strictly just open to those currently studying towards a law degree, but an interest and an understanding of the field are a must. The lawyers at Cains come from various educational and career backgrounds and this diversity really is important to our firm. There are many different routes to the profession and you can find out more from our step by step guide to becoming a Manx advocate: https://www.cains.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Advocate-Training-Flyer.pdf
    • How do I apply?
      Applications open at the beginning of December every year and entries must be submitted no later than the end of February. Final decisions will be made in March and we’ll notify you whether you have been successful no later than the end of the month. Interested students are asked to submit their CV, covering letter and a 1,500 word essay on a topic of their choice. For further information, please contact Charles Williams: charles.williams@cains.com