Claire Corkish is Counsel within the Dispute Resolution department. She has a broad range of experience in commercial litigation matters. In particular, she advises on injunctive relief, search and disclosure orders, cross border mutual legal assistance actions, jurisdictional issues, fund disputes and insolvency matters. Claire also acts for numerous insurance clients in defending claims on behalf of individuals, companies and governmental departments including personal injury claims, medical negligence and damage to property.

Since qualifying in November 2009 Claire has appeared before the Isle of Man High Court on a variety of contentious litigation matters. Claire also has significant experience in representing clients at mediation and joint settlement meetings.

She completed a six month secondment from the Isle of Man to Hong Kong with Appleby in 2014.

Claire studied at Nottingham University and was admitted as an Advocate of the Manx Bar on 27 November 2009. Claire was the Chairperson of the Isle of Man Young Lawyers Association from 2012 to 2014.

Claire is ranked a ‘Next Generation’ lawyer in Legal 500 UK 2019 and ‘Up and Coming’ in Chambers UK 2019, in Dispute Resolution. Sources describe Claire as “very hard-working, smart and energetic”.



Claire’s recent experience includes:

  • Obtaining a US$58 million freezing injunction on behalf of a US client
  •  Successfully opposing the Isle of Man’s first application seeking that evidence in a civil litigation claim be given concurrently
  • Assisting in the successful opposition of Isle of Man’s first application seeking to vary the discount rate applicable to personal injury claims
  • Acting on behalf of an American Trustee in Bankruptcy in defending an application for insolvency of Isle of Man entities subject to US Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, involving jurisdictional arguments
  • Assisting a Cayman fund in seeking to recover circa £9 million of misappropriated investors’ funds

Whilst in Hong Kong, Claire assisted a number of Chinese and Korean clients in relation to corporate disputes involving BVI and Cayman incorporated entities.



University of Nottingham (England)

“Very hard-working, smart and energetic.”

Chambers UK


17 Sep 2019 | News

Update on the Isle of Man Personal Injury Discount Rate

Appleby previously reported on the long awaited revision to the discount rate in England and Wales, ...

Contributors: Claire Corkish
13 Apr 2018 | News

Appleby Isle of Man announces promotions and additions to the growing Dispute Resolution team

Leading offshore law firm Appleby has announced a number of promotions and new additions to its Disp...

26 Mar 2018 | News

Appleby promotes nine in 2018 promotions round

Appleby has announced the promotion of seven partners and the appointment of two lawyers to the posi...


30 Jul 2021 |

Fighting international fraud

First published in New Law Journal, July 2021. Appleby partners Anthony William and Jared Dann an...

Contributors: Jared Dann, Claire Corkish
8 Jul 2020 |

Isle of Man Treasury announce new personal injury discount rate

The Isle of Man Treasury has announced that a new discount rate will be applicable to personal injur...

Contributors: Claire Corkish
22 Jul 2019 |

Isle of Man Personal Injury Discount Rate Revision

The Lord Chancellor has this week announced the long-awaited revision of the Discount Rate in Englan...

Contributors: Claire Corkish
24 Jun 2019 |

Reflections on the AIJA – INSOL Europe Joint Insolvency Conference

Claire Corkish attended the AIJA - INSOL Europe Young Members Insolvency Seminar in Mallorca on 13-1...

Contributors: Caren Pegg

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