Offshore Department

Isle of Man
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Simcocks is a full-service law firm, and a local adviser reveals that "they have a significant portion of the private client market," adding: "I would have no hesitation recommending them to any client of ours." The private client team offers in-depth advice on trusts and other multi-jurisdictional structures.

An international lawyer comments that "they are one of the best trust lawyers in the market," adding that they are "very professional and have very good trust knowledge." The firm is also praised for its responsiveness. An adviser reports: "They offer a very good service; we rely on their work and their service levels to meet our clients' high demands."

Notable practitioners

Kevin O'Loughlin regularly advises trust companies and other service providers on all elements of trust administration and is praised for his "great knowledge of the trust area." A local adviser says: "He really understands what clients want and tailors his advice accordingly. He is a problem solver and he knows the subject inside out." O'Loughlin's level of service is also highlighted. Another local source notes that "he is very responsive and goes the extra mile when needed."

Phil Games is CEO of the firm and is known for his long-standing experience in all aspects of private client law. "He is very strong on wills and probate and provides good service for private clients," reports a local adviser, who reveals: "I would have no problem recommending him to any high net worth clients as he has the skill set to handle this work." A fiduciary says: "He is very personable and makes clients feel comfortable and confident. He explains things in a very clear way and always makes time for clients."