The Advocates of Old Court Chambers, tracing its origins back over thirty years, are acknowledged leaders in their fields. The depth and breadth of the firm's client base has supported the evolution of a premier Manx offshore and domestic firm.
Old Court Chambers is a new incorporated Isle of Man legal practice, formed by the merger of two well-established local firms. With the former firms Moroneys and Mannin Chambers joining forces in May 2011, the considerable expertise and reputation of two of the Island's prominent legal players have now been brought together under the same banner.
Old Court Chambers provides professional legal services to clients in the Isle of Man and internationally. Most of our lawyers hold multi-jurisdictional legal qualifications.
Our advocates have expertise across a broad spectrum of practice areas. Our clients include local and multinational corporations, leading international law firms and high net worth individuals.
High standards, and personal service of the highest quality, are the aims of the team at Old Court Chambers.
One of the leading litigation practitioners on the Isle of Man, Louise has acted in a number of major civil and criminal trials over the last 20 years. Louise is particularly known for complex, high net worth financial relief divorce cases, which she combines with her role as Director. Louise was previously Principal of Moroneys.Contact Louise
"Principal Louise is one of the Isle of Man's leading litigators, and has considerable experience of appearing at all levels, including the Privy Council, where Moroneys has acted in a number of appeals in recent years. Louise is particularly known for complex, high net worth financial relief divorce cases, which she combines with running the firm."
"In the matrimonial and family cases that I almost exclusively work, I very strongly try to promote an outcome that does not involve going to Court, but where at all possible resolving a case through mediation. I have done this in a good number of cases with a surprisingly successful outcome. It is much quicker and cheaper than going to Court and takes away all of the uncertainty of the Court process as the client has benefit of being a part of the decision that is being made rather than having something imposed on them by the Court with which they may be very dissatisfied."
Paul is one of the leading specialists in company and trust law on the Isle of Man. He brings some 30 years' professional experience to Old Court Chambers, including recently as Head of Mannin Chambers.Contact Paul
Jim is a senior criminal litigation practitioner on the Island. Jim appears in proceedings before both the Summary Courts and at the Court of General Gaol Delivery on a wide variety of cases. Jim also has considerable experience in Licensing law, Coroner of Inquest cases and Health and Safety Law.Contact Jim
Steven is a civil litigator, who specialises in all areas of public law. Steven appears at all levels of courts, and at tribunals and inquiries, and has acted or advised in a number of notable Manx public law and planning cases. Steven also handles commercial and employment disputes, and acts as a mediator.Contact Steven
Daithi has over four years' experience in criminal litigation. Before joining Moroneys in 2010, Daithi worked in the criminal litigation department of a firm of Dublin solicitors and was involved in a number of high-profile criminal cases heard before Ireland's Circuit Criminal and Central Criminal Courts.Contact Daithi
Having served with the Irish Defence Forces, Daithí contributes some of his spare time to the community as an instructor in the Isle of Man Army Cadet Force.