The Manx language is still spoken on the Island and is rich with old sayings and proverbs.  Here are some of our favourites, with a translation for the benefit of those who do not speak Manx:

“Time enough”
Cur failleil er y reaghey,  jean reaghey son y cohuittym
“Fail to plan – plan to fail”
Cha jagh moylley ghooinney hene rieau foddey voish eghorrys
“A man’s praise for himself never went far from his door”
Cha bee breagery credjit ga dy ninsh eh y n'irriney
"A liar will not be believed though he speaks the truth"

Chris Thorpe

Chris Thorpe is a respected independent lawyer in the upstream oil and gas industry, and an established lecturer and author. Chris has a LLB in law from Magdalene College, Cambridge and trained as a barrister in London. He worked for eight years' as an in-house lawyer for BP and Marathon. Since 1991, Chris has run his own upstream legal practice, CPTL, which has acted for many upstream clients. He has extensive experience of international upstream transactions, principally in the North Sea, the FSU, Africa and the Middle East. Chris has spoken at many UK and International Conferences and Seminars, both public and in-house. His most popular current lecture is Fundamental of Upstream Petroleum Agreements, a two-day course with accompanying book.