Cains, the leading independent Isle of Man law firm, is delighted to announce that it has received high acclaim and top rankings in the latest Chambers & Partners UK 2023 rankings.

The highly respected legal directory, which identifies the best law firms globally, ranks both law firms and individual in bands from 1-6 based purely on client feedback.  Published on Thursday 20th October, the 2023 guide named Cains in the highest category, Band One, in each of its main practice areas of Corporate and Finance and Dispute Resolution.

The top-tier Corporate and Finance team is described as being “always very timely and responsive” and making “complex matters easy to understand for all parties”, citing the team’s domestic and international experience in facilitating cross-border matters.

Six of the team were among the top ranked lawyers in the Isle of Man for corporate and finance transactions, including Tristan Head, who was noted for being “very responsive and always willing to give a straight answer” and Tim Shepherd.  Also individually ranked were Steven Quayle, “the Isle of Man’s aviation lawyer of choice” and Scott Leonard-Morgan who was praised for his “very consistent and pragmatic corporate law advice”.  Matthew Wilkinson, described as “responsive, hands-on and very reliable” and Stephanie Chew were each recognised as associates to watch in the Corporate and Finance team.

In Dispute Resolution, Cains was once again hailed as being “without a doubt at the top of their game” and a firm that conducts serious and high-value litigation with all the professionalism and expertise of a London firm. As a bonus, all of the lawyers are friendly and approachable. It is a lovely team to work with.”

Individually ranked lawyers include Seth Caine, who has Senior Statesperson status and Peter Clucas, who is hailed as “the litigator of choice in the Isle of Man”.  Robert Colquitt was described by clients as having “a good solid grasp of issues” who “understands client objectives and delivers”, with Lindsey Bermingham praised as being “an excellent advocate” … “clever friendly and very hard-working”. Managing Associate Tara Cubbon is recognised as an Associate to watch for the second year running, being recognised as “helpful, approach and diligent“ … “a thorough advocate that gets the job done” .

The Chambers & Partners results follow closely on from Cains being awarded seven Tier One rankings across its practice areas by Legal 500 UK earlier in the month.