Helen Fretwell (née Jackson) is a senior associate within the Corporate department at Appleby, having joined the firm in 2008.

Helen has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate disciplines, including banking and asset finance, acquisitions, insurance and investment services.

She routinely advises financial institutions, insurers, corporate service providers and borrowers in both local and multi-jurisdictional transactions. Helen´s experience also includes a secondment to an Isle of Man fund administrator.

Helen is a member of the Isle of Man Law Society and an advocate of the Manx Bar.




Some recent examples of Helen´s representative work include acting as Isle of Man counsel to:

  • Lloyds Bank plc in connection with the sale of CMI Fund Managers (IOM) Limited to Capital International Group Limited.
  • AnaCap Financial Partners LLP in relation to the financing aspects of its acquisition of the IFG International Division corporate, trust and fund administration business.
  • A syndicate of institutional lenders and providing ongoing Isle of Man assistance in connection with loan facilities of £135 million secured against a large portfolio of Isle of Man incorporated SPVs holding UK properties.
  • Various financial institutions in connection with providing advice where regulated activities are carried on by way of business in or from the Isle of Man.




  • University of Leeds (England)