Appleby has announced the appointment of three senior associates at its Isle of Man office.
The leading offshore law firm has promoted Claire Collister, Helen Fretwell and Eleanor Dangerfield in recognition of their expertise and experience.
Appleby Isle of Man managing partner Faye Moffett said: ‘These appointments are part of our ongoing strategic development of the business, as well as a direct acknowledgement of Claire, Helen and Eleanor’s significant talent and hard work.
‘Appleby is a firm which recognises and rewards ability and dedication as it strives to maintain its outstanding global reputation for client relations and first class legal services.
‘All three play a significant role within the business and have shown themselves to be more than ready to take on even greater responsibilities and leading positions within Appleby.
‘I offer them my congratulations and look forward to watching them flourish in their new positions.’
Claire, who joined Appleby in 2007, has been promoted to senior associate in dispute Resolution department at Appleby’s office in Douglas, while Helen and Eleanor have been promoted to senior associate in the firm’s 18-strong corporate department.
Claire has a broad range of experience in commercial litigation matters, including advising on injunctive relief, search and disclosure orders, cross border mutual legal assistance actions, jurisdictional issues, fund disputes and insolvency matters.
She also acts for a number of insurance clients in defending claims on behalf of individuals, companies and governmental departments, including personal injury claims, medical negligence and damage to property.
Helen, who joined Appleby in 2008, specialises in banking and asset finance law, including ship finance, as well as funds and investment services.
She has also advised both lenders and borrowers on various syndicated and bilateral transactions, including acquisition finance, real estate finance and general corporate finance in both local and multi-jurisdictional transactions.
Eleanor also joined the firm in 2008 and was highlighted in the Legal 500 UK 2016 guide for her shipping and aviation finance expertise, and commended by clients for being ‘efficient and easy to work with’.
She also specialises in banking and asset finance transactions, including property, and has particular experience in providing opinions on Isle of Man companies, dealing with cross-border security and insolvency issues and providing advice on all aspects of ship and aircraft finance and registration in the Isle of Man.