Christopher J Murphy

Joint Managing Director

Christopher J Murphy

Christopher J Murphy

Joint Managing Director

Tel

+44 (0)1624 695800

Email

cjm@mplegal.im

General

1987

University of Manchester. Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (Hons.)

1990

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales

1994

Admitted to the Manx Bar
Commissioner for Oaths

1999

Notary Public (Isle of Man)

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Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales
Isle of Man Law Society
Legislation Committee Isle of Man Law Society (former member)


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Legal directory endorsements

The 'calm, sensible and very experienced' Christopher Murphy heads the practice.

Legal 500 - UK (2016 edition)

The "superb" Christopher Murphy of M&P Legal "is very approachable and provides a good service."

Chambers UK 2016

M&P Legal's 'superb' team is led by the very 'approachable and supremely efficient' Christopher Murphy

Legal 500 (2015)

Christopher Murphy's department at M&P Legal handled the largest Mental Health Act receivership in Isle of Man history

Legal 500 (2015)

Practice Head Christopher Murphy has broad commercial experience encompassing both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Legal 500 (2014)

Praised by one market source as "a very solid corporate lawyer, capable of bit-ticket work".

Chambers Europe (2014)

Recommended for "user-friendly advice"

Legal 500 - UK (2013 Edition)

acknowledged by peers to be a "thorough advocate" in the firm's corporate and finance practice

Chambers Global (2013 Edition)

Identified as a leading lawyer based on peer and client recommendations

IFLR 1000 (2013 Edition)

Recommended for investment business and corporate acquisitions "gives thoughtful advice and guidance"

Chambers and Partners UK (2012 Edition)

Recommended for niche work, such as films, gaming and fund matters

Chambers and Partners UK (2012 Edition)

Recommended for corporate work, including financing and refinancing

Chambers and Partners UK (2012 Edition)

Praised for his "ability to give realistic advice"

Legal 500 (2011 Edition)

"Endorsed" for Banking and Finance, Corporate M&A and Dispute Resolution advice

PLC Which Lawyer (2011 Edition)

Advised a facility agent in connection with amendments to a USD28.9 million credit facility agreement.

Chambers (2011 Edition)

Very confident and great to have on side

Leading Lawyer - IFLR1000 (2011 Edition)

excellent on all fronts

Legal 500 (2010 Edition)

Is "thorough and detail oriented" and heads a group that acts for institutional and private investors, developers and construction companies.

Legal 500 (2010 Edition)

Is noted for "working very much on your behalf and fighting your corner".

Legal 500 (2009 Edition)

His service was great and he was very helpful when there was interplay between countries - he made all the difference on more than one occasion.

Chambers UK (2009 Edition)

Recommended as "Solid, practical and professional", he is "an excellent adviser to have on your side"

Legal 500 (2007 Edition)

Recommended as "an experienced hand at international financing and refinancing transactions"

Legal 500 (2007 Edition)

Recommended for having "an extensive commercial practice and is a popular choice for banks and corporate service providers as well as major law firms including Norton Rose and Olswang"

Legal 500 (2007 Edition)

Recommended for Investment funds and capital markets.

Legal 500 (2007 Edition)

Recommended as "pro-active" and "impressive", who "produces quality work and always keeps them in the loop"

Legal 500 (2005 edition)

Recommended as "an excellent general commercial lawyer"

Legal 500 (2004 edition)

Highly recommended individual for company and corporate transactions

Practical Law Company Directory 2005

Recommended for commercial property

Legal 500 (2005 edition)

Recommended for commercial

Legal 500 (2003 edition)

Recommended for commercial property

Legal 500 (2003 edition)

Recommended for commercial litigation

Legal 500 (2002 edition)

Recommended for commercial property

Legal 500 (2002 edition)

Recommended for commercial

Legal 500 (2002 edition)

Highly recommended for company and corporate transactions

Global Counsel 3000 (2002 edition)

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Articles and publications

Asset Protection in the Isle of Man
Asset Protection Journal
International Money Laundering Law & Regulation (Isle of Man chapter)
(City & Financial Publishing) 2003 edition
Manx Movies – The Legal Background Online Bookmaking & Gaming in the Isle of Man


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Significant cases

In Re: Heginbotham
In Re: Osiris Trustees Limited and Goodways Limited
Manx Metals (1983) Ltd v Total (IOM) Limited
CTM Ltd v Goodwin & others
In Re: Richardson Leslie Gladstone Trustee in Bankruptcy v Brunning and Brunning
CTM Management Limited v Goodwin & Others


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Languages

English and basic Spanish