James Cunningham-Davis, LL.B (Hons.), FCSI

Career History

1992 Graduated from University of Buckingham LL.B(Hons)
1993 Joined an Isle of Man Solicitors practice, which became the Isle of Man branch of Appleby (formerly Appleby, Spurling & Kempe). The original Solicitors practice had an associated Isle of Man company and trust service provider where James was a senior member of the team.
1994 Appointed Managing Director of an Isle of Man based company and trust service provider.
2006 Established Cavendish Trust Company Limited
2016 Established Cavendish Fiduciary Services Limited

Responsibilities and Experience

James is a founding shareholder and Managing Director of Cavendish Trust Company Limited with over eighteen years experience in the offshore arena.

As well as being Managing Director, James also has responsibility for a significant portfolio of global clients.

During his many years working within the international legal, corporate and trust service sectors, James has gained specific expertise in the following client facing areas:

  • Holding fiduciary roles on complex, tax driven structures including all levels of property holding structures, including transactions in excess of £150m and trading operations, including major European operations with turnover in excess of £150m
  • Holding directorships and company secretarial roles of both PLUS markets and AIM quoted companies. With specific involvement, from the initial seeding of the companies and progressing through IPO and thereafter maintaining registration on the respective markets.  Also dealing with de-listing from PLUS to re-list on AIM and in various reverse takeover situations.
  • Undertaking the onerous role of personal Trustee on a number of trusts



1995        Admitted as Solicitor of England and Wales

1995         Admitted as a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Isle of Man

1998         Admitted as a Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland (non practicing)

2000         Member of Compliance Institute

2008         Fellow of the Securities Institute

Contact Details

Email:    jcd@cavendishtrust.com
Phone:    +44 (0) 1624 679000