Cains has continued its growth with the recent appointments of associate Jorden Rafferty-Gough and trainee associate Rhys Westwell.

Jorden has taken up the position of associate within Cains’ top tier litigation team having spent three years with another Isle of Man law firm, where she qualified as a Manx Advocate in August 2022.

Before relocating back to the Isle of Man, Jorden acquired her legal experience in England, where she spent over two years as an advocate with DWF Law LLP, Manchester gaining extensive drafting and advocacy experience in county courts and tribunals across the UK.

Jorden was educated at Northumbria University where she obtained a First Class Masters in Law. Simultaneously Jorden studied the Bar Professional Training Course and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2017.

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

Also joining the Cains team is Rhys Westwell, who has taken up the position of a trainee advocate.

As part of his role, Rhys will begin his two-year articles initially within the company’s litigation department and is scheduled to complete the Manx Bar in 2025. Longer-term, he hopes to specialise in e-gaming and IP law.

Rhys attended Ballakermeen High School before attending the University of Leeds, where he graduated in 2021 with a first class honours law degree. Following his return to the Island in 2021, he has gained in-house legal experience as a paralegal at a global online gaming company.

Commenting on his appointment, Rhys said: “I am delighted to have been offered this incredible opportunity to train as an advocate within Cains’ litigation department. Not only is Cains one of the Island’s top commercial firms but the litigation team has a wealth of experience and a formidable reputation in handling complex commercial disputes.

Robert Colquitt, a Director at Cains and head of the litigation department, said: “Jorden and Rhys are two strong additions to our growing litigation team and we are really pleased they decided to join us. Their appointments reflect the continued commitment we have to recruiting and supporting the next generation of dispute resolution and litigation lawyers in the Isle of Man.”