Appleby is a firm which provides offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services from offices in locations worldwide including Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, London, Mauritius and the Seychelles. The site has a wide range of publications in various categories (briefs, guides, articles, newsletters, etc), listed by practice area and by jurisdiction as well as by category.
Cains is an Isle of Man based law firm with offices also in London and Singapore. Its web site includes, under the Media Centre tab, articles and “Briefings” on aspects of Manx law, particularly in relation to its status as an international finance centre.
This site provides access to the current Rules of the High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man, together with practice directions, forms and guidance. There is also comprehensive information on the history, structure and procedures of the Manx courts. The home page has direct links to the most recent judgments published on the Isle of Man Courts Judgments Online site.
Judgments Online provides a free searchable database of judgments delivered by the Isle of Man Courts of Justice. Coverage is currently 2000 onwards, and there is information on how to obtain paper copies of pre-2000 judgments. In addition links are provided to judgments concerning the Isle of Man delivered by the UK Supreme Court, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and the European Court of Human Rights.
The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has been the regulatory body for the financial sector in the Isle of Man since 1 November 2015. It was created by the merger of the Financial Supervision Commission and the Insurance and Pensions Authority. The site includes recent annual reports and forms. Several sections have information on relevant legislation, some with links to texts.
The Ombudsman Scheme deals with complaints against Isle of Man financial firms such as banks, insurance companies and financial advisers. The site includes details of the Scheme and the complaint procedure.
This section of the Isle of Man Government web site provides information on various registries including the Civil Registry, Companies Registry, Deeds Registry, Land Registry and Probate Registry; on the registration of charities and of legal practitioners; and on the Isle of Man’s Public Record Office.
This section of the official Isle of Man Government site provides information on employment legislation and good practice in the Isle of Man. “Employment Legislation Online” contains all relevant Acts, orders & regulations, and codes of practice. Other sections cover such topics as the Employment Tribunal, equality at work, guides to employment rights, and news.
Information and documents relating to taxation and financial matters in the Isle of Man are provided here by the Isle of Man Treasury. Within “Income Tax and National Insurance” there is a section “Tax Practitioners and Technical Information” which includes practice notes, guidance notes, regulations and orders, government circulars, and international tax agreements.
The Isle of Man’s Tribunals Service is supported by the government’s General Registry. There is information here on the individual tribunals, with many documents available to download, including legislation, and in some instances also tribunal decisions, notably of the Employment Tribunal November 2006 onwards and the Social Security Commissioner 1993 onwards.
The Society is the regulatory and professional body for advocates in the Isle of Man, who combine the functions performed in England and Wales by barristers and solicitors. The site includes information on its history, role and functions, together with lists of members both individually and by law firm. A members only section includes the text of the Advocates Handbook (pdf).
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) is the court of final appeal for the UK’s overseas territories, crown dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), and military sovereign base areas, and for several Commonwealth countries. This web site, created following JCPC’s move from Downing Street to Parliament Square in 2009, includes details of JCPC’s role and powers; lists of relevant legislation; procedural information (forms, rules and practice directions); details of current cases and future sittings; live television coverage of hearings; and judgments (“Decided Cases”) November 2009 onwards. (For judgments from 1999 to August 2009 and selected key judgments before 1999 see either the BAILII web site (to which a link is provided) or archived content on the Privy Council Office site.)
This site, developed by the Isle of Man Attorney General’s Chambers, provides consolidated texts of all Isle of Man Acts (Acts of Tynwald) currently in force, searchable both by title and by subject. There are also both alphabetical and subject indexes, an advanced search facility, and information on recent legislative changes. Acts as originally enacted are available 2001 onwards, and repealed Acts 2012 onwards. There are external links to Legislation.gov.uk and Tynwald respectively for current Orders in Council 1948 onwards affecting the Isle of Man and Isle of Man secondary legislation (Statutory Documents) 2000 onwards.
This site provides information about the ecclesiastical law of the Isle of Man with particular reference to differences from the law of England. It is produced by K.F.W. Gumbley, solicitor and Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Sodor and Man Diocesan Synod.
Tynwald is the parliament of the Isle of Man. Its web site includes government circulars 2000 onwards, statutory documents (a form of secondary legislation) 2000 onwards, reports of debates (“Hansards”) October 1997 onwards, votes and proceedings, official papers, information on progress of Bills, and standing orders.