Structure


Structure

The Law Society is run by an elected Council of practising Advocates , with the membership of the Law Society being the electorate.  Council is served by an Executive Team. The Society appoints external advisers – an Insurance broker (currently Aon) and External Auditors (currently PwC).

Council

The Council consists of a President, Vice-President, 6 further advocates  members and an associate member who is a foreign qualified lawyer.  The Attorney General also has an ex officio place on Council.  In addition, there is a Treasurer; a Secretary and Internal Auditors.

Current membership is as follows:

President: Jane Gray  no Vice -President: Irini Newby
Secretary: Juan Moore  4 Treasurer: Christopher Webb
Council members:
 no Terence McDonald  no  Andrew Bridson
no  Kathryn Clough Timothy Swift
  Peter Clucas  Vicki Unsworth P0142  Vicki Unsworth
Photo  Colin Bird
 

In essence, it is the function of the President to oversee all aspects of the Manx Bar and to direct and lead all members of the profession. The Advocates Acts 1976 and 1995 deal with the constitution, general functions and powers of the Isle of Man Law Society and set out provisions regarding qualification and practice as an Advocate.

Executive Team

The Executive Team was formed in 2010.

The Executive Team supports Council in the following ways:

  • Policy drafting
  • Disciplinary & Complaints handling
  • External Relationships
  • Compliance Programme
  • Compliance Helpline
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Queries
  • Processing applications
  • Training & Education
  • Events’ management

None of the Executive Team are advocates.  As the Manx Bar is a small professional body, the Executive resource is compact.

Chief Executive Officer, Juan Moore is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators with in excess of 20 years administrative and accounting experience working primarily in the fiduciary sector, managing complex structures for high net worth clients sitting on the board of client companies.  Juan has also worked within the legal profession in the accounts team of a prominent firm of advocates and as practice manager for a Manx advocate.

 

Supervision Executive, Garry Eisen joined the Law Society in September 2018 having taken time out to study his master’s degree at the University of Liverpool in Criminal Investigation and Forensic Psychology. Prior to his studies at Liverpool, Garry studied Law at the University of Lancashire.

Having left college, Garry joined the Royal Navy as a Bomb disposal diver and served in the Armed Services for eight years before joining the Lancashire Police Constabulary.  Gary has subsequently spent many years working in financial services within Risk and Compliance, where his duties comprised of monitoring, data Protection and acting as deputy MLRO and Business Continuity officer.

Garry has a sedate approach to life and trains with his family, two boys and his wife at the local Mixed Martial Arts training club in Douglas two times a week.

Supervision Executive, Sheila is an experienced Compliance professional with a demonstrated history of over 35 years working in the legal and financial service industry in the UK and the Isle of Man. Skilled in Management, Corporate Governance, Leadership, and Risk Management. A strong administrative professional and a Member of the International Compliance Association.

 

Administrator, Jacky Lloyd is the Society’s full time administrator. She is the first point of contact for many members of the profession and members of the public alike. Jacky is responsible for all areas of administration including distribution of the weekly newsletter, maintaining members’ files and the Society’s database, processing applications to enter the profession and organising the Duty Advocate rotas to name just a few tasks which fill her day.

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