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, Shipping, Aviation and Space, Insurance and Pensions, Employment, Dispute Resolution and Commercial Property.

In addition, the directory also recognised 30 Appleby lawyers as either “leading individuals”, “next generation partners” or “rising stars” across their Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Private Client & Trusts and Property practice groups from their Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey offices.

Valuable client feedback continued to provide the directory with praise across the board with some of the many highlights including Appleby Isle of Man being named as “the best firm on the island”, clients stating that Appleby Guernsey are “very responsive and highly adaptive” and Appleby Jersey being described as a “strong and established team with worldwide offshore support”.

The list of ‘Leading Individuals’ include:

Isle of Man

Faye Moffett (Office Managing Partner) Banking and Finance, Shipping, Aviation and Space

Christopher Cope (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Charles Davies (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Simon Harding (Partner) Banking and Finance, Insurance and Pensions

Mark Holligon (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Claire Milne WS (Partner) Gambling

Caren Pegg (Partner) Dispute Resolution, Employment

Juan Thornley (Partner) Corporate and Commercial


Anthony Williams (Partner) Dispute Resolution


Wendy Benjamin (Office Managing Partner) Banking and Finance

Michael Cushing (Partner) Dispute Resolution

David Dorgan (Partner) Private Client, Trusts and Tax

James Gaudin (Partner) Capital Markets

Tim Hart (Partner) Commercial Property

Fraser Robertson (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Andrew Weaver (Partner) Investment Funds

The list of ‘Next Generation Partners’ include:

Isle of Man

Garry Manley (Partner) Corporate and Commercial

Kyle Sutherland (Partner) Banking and Finance

Claire Corkish (Counsel) Dispute Resolution

Mark Emery (Senior Associate) Employment


Richard Field (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Richard Sheldon (Partner) Employment


Jared Dann (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Richard Sheldon (Partner) Employment

The list of ‘Rising Stars’ include:

Isle of Man

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

Michelle Brook (Counsel) Corporate and Commercial

Alexandra Dernie (Senior Associate) Commercial Property

Mark Emery (Senior Associate) Dispute Resolution

Eleanor Harding (Senior Associate) Shipping, Aviation and Space

Erin Trimble-Cregeen (Senior Associate) Dispute Resolution


Nicole Sorbie (Associate) Banking and Finance


Jonathan Anderson (Counsel) Commercial Property

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