Legal 500, one of the leading international legal directories which provide rankings of law firms based purely on client feedback recently published their UK results. The rankings are based on feedback from 250,000 in-house peers, client feedback and independent assessment of law firms’ deals and confidential matters.

As the only offshore law firm with a presence in all three Crown Dependencies, Appleby have received notable rankings across their offices and have continued to hold top tier ranking in many sectors, including, Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Gambling, Insurance and Pensions, Employment, Dispute Resolution and Commercial Property.

In addition, the directory also recognised 32 Appleby lawyers as either “leading individuals”, “next generation partners” or “rising stars” across their Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Private Client and Trusts and Property practice groups from their Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man offices.

Valuable client feedback continued to provide Appleby with praise across the board. Client feedback this year stated the Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man firms are “A global practice with strong individual practitioners” and that the teams are “Very professional yet approachable. In-depth knowledge and excellent service.” Whilst another client stated that the firms have “A deep and diverse talent pool of professionals in this highly specialist area. They have some excellent client relationships and are at the cutting edge of the market in terms of what is going on. A go-to firm.”

The list of ‘Leading Individuals’ include:


Jeremy Berchem (Office Managing Group Partner) Banking and Finance

Richard Sheldon (Group Partner) Employment

Stuart Tyler (Partner) Corporate and M&A

Anthony Williams (Partner) Dispute Resolution


James Gaudin (Office Managing Partner) Capital Markets

David Dorgan (Group Partner) Private Client, Trusts and Tax

Fraser Robertson (Group Partner) Dispute Resolution

Andrew Weaver (Partner) Investment Funds

Isle of Man

Faye Moffett (Office Managing Partner) Banking and Finance

Christopher Cope (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Charles Davies (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Simon Harding (Partner) Banking and Finance

Mark Holligon (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Claire Milne WS (Partner) Gambling

Caren Pegg (Partner) Dispute Resolution, Employment

Kyle Sutherland (Partner) Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial

Juan Thornley (Partner) Corporate and Commercial

The list of ‘Next Generation Partners’ include:


Richard Field (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Chet Pohl (Group Partner) Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A


Jared Dann (Group Partner) Dispute Resolution

Christophe Kalinauckas (Group Partner) Banking and Finance, Capital Markets

Isle of Man

Tom Brook (Partner) Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial

Garry Manley (Partner) Corporate and Commercial

Claire Corkish (Counsel) Dispute Resolution

The list of ‘Rising Stars’ include:


Jonathan Anderson (Counsel) Commercial Property

Kevin McQuillan (Counsel) Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial

Isle of Man

Michelle Brook (Counsel) Insurance and Pensions

Keira Gore (Counsel) Employment

Alexandra Dernie (Senior Associate) Commercial Property

Eleanor Harding (Senior Associate) Banking and Finance

Erin Trimble-Cregeen (Senior Associate) Dispute Resolution

Melissa Wong (Senior Associate) Private Client, Trusts and Tax

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