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Cains Law Firm has added attorney Rob Long to its litigation department.

Mr. Long joins as a consultant and his practice focuses on all aspects of commercial and chancery litigation, with a particular interest and experience in insolvency matters.

Cains Director and Co-Head of Litigation Robert Colquitt said: ‘Rob is a solicitor who has been involved in many of the largest and most complex legal cases that have come before the Manx courts.

“While up until now Rob has always been on the other side of the cases we have worked on, we have always held Rob in the highest regard as opposing counsel. It is in the interests of Cains and our clients that Rob will now begin working with us on our existing cases, while continuing to develop his practice with us. It’s also a great opportunity for our junior attorneys to work with another of the most experienced litigators on the island.

Rob said: “I am delighted to have taken the opportunity to join Cains. The company has an excellent reputation which is well deserved. I look forward to working alongside his highly respected team.

Cains also announced two internal promotions: Tara Cubbon to managing partner and Kirsten Porter to senior partner.

Ms. Cubbon graduated as a barrister in December 2013 and joined Cains’ core litigation team as a senior partner in April 2020 as a highly respected litigator. Since joining Cains, Ms. Cubbon has continued to advise on a wide range of commercial and corporate disputes, particularly complex and high-profile disputes.

Ms. Cubbon is recognized as a “Rising Star” and “Associate to Watch” in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories respectively.

She said: “The two years since she joined Cains’ litigation team have been extremely interesting and rewarding.

“I gained a wealth of additional knowledge and experience.

“While acknowledging the contribution I’ve already made, the promotion gives me the platform to build on the work already done and contribute to the continued, long-term success of Cains.”

Kirsten Porter, who has been with Cains since 2019: she is an integral part of the corporate and commercial team and advises on a wide range of multi-jurisdictional corporate, commercial and regulatory work.

Ms. Porter also specializes in employment law, regularly advising employees and employers in contentious and non-contentious matters. Kirsten is described by clients as “responsive, concise and business-minded”.

Ms Porter said: “I’m very lucky to be able to work with a fantastic and supportive team, including all of our brilliant support staff, all of whom have helped me on my journey so far.”

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