Kevin O’Riordan has joined local advocates, Kelly Luft Stanley & Ashton.
He moves there after 18 years with Simcocks, where he was a litigation director.
Acknowledged as one of the Island’s leading contentious trust and family law practitioners he is also a trained and active mediator in family and civil matters and current president of the Isle of Man Law Society.
Originally trained in London, he had previously been in practice as an English solicitor for many years and had also spent time as an attorney in the Cayman Islands.
He said: "After so long with Simcocks I felt it was time for a new challenge.
"I knew the firm by its excellent reputation and Jason Stanley in particular, having served as vice-president when he was president of the Isle of Man Law Society and I was attracted to the prospect of contributing to a law practice that was built on such strong personal foundations but which was also looking to the future."