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 2018 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


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