Annemarie Hughes

+44 (0)1624 632965

Annemarie Hughes

Director, Head of Trusts, Pensions and Private Clients  |  DQ Advocates
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Isle of Man

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Advising a client who had been called to provide evidence in relation to US fraud proceedings. This was the first time that our local Court had permitted a witness to be cross examined by US Attorneys and for the evidence to be videoed. It was an extremely interesting case and it was great to work alongside brilliant US tax attorneys. Ensuring that our client was thoroughly prepared and as calm and reassured as possible was really rewarding and very much appreciated by the client in a stressful situation.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Be yourself, the importance of authenticity and sincerity cannot be overstated in the private client world.

What is your favourite quote?

I really do not have a favourite quote, in which case I will have to borrow from my Dad who always said, do your best and mind your manners – and I don’t think you can go far wrong on that!


John Rimmer

+44 (0)1624 621466

John Rimmer

Director  |  Advocate John Rimmer Limited
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
Isle of Man

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dispute resolution
Personal and estate planning
Succession planning

Q&A

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Make the client’s interests your priority, but not at the cost of yourself, your family, your firm, or your profession.


Robert Lindley

+1 345 814 7360

Robert Lindley

Head of Cayman and BVI Private Client and Trust practice  |  Conyers
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Succession planning
Dispute resolution
Asset protection

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Building up the Cayman and BVI Private Client & Trust practice at Conyers and working with a fantastic team of lawyers. Acting for the trustee in a multi-billion dollar Public Trustee v Cooper application in the Cayman Islands which involves multi-jurisdictional corporate restructuring, tax complexities and family governance issues.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

To remain personable, and don't be afraid to think laterally.

What is your favourite quote?

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning,” Benjamin Franklin.