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Jersey

Commercial property
Commercial property - ranked: tier 2

BCR Law

The service provided at BCR Law is ‘prompt and without a hitch’ and based upon ‘tremendous insight into the granting of new business licenses, superb conveyancing and proactivity in anticipating what is needed next’. Strong in commercial and residential development work, the team, led by the ‘vastly experienced’ Wendy Lambert, also advises landlords and tenants on leasing issues, exercising break options and dilapidation liability. ‘Prompt, excellent and easy to contact’ advocate Michelle Leverington is currently working alongside Lambert to draft a lease and advise on access rights on behalf of a heritage site; she also acted for the new landlord of a commercial agricultural site, including offices and two residential units, in the drafting of a new lease. English solicitor Emma Baker recently joined the firm from Malcolm C Foy & Co and is also a key name to note.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 4

BCR Law

BCR Law entrusts its corporate and commercial department to the ‘first-class’ Wendy Lambert and Mark Renouf , who ‘provides a solid understanding of his clients’ cases and industries’. Together they lead an ‘excellent and responsive’ outfit which was recently bolstered by the arrival of English solicitor Emma Baker from Malcolm C Foy & Co in Doncaster. In recent highlights, MRH and its Jersey trading company instructed the firm to handle its takeover of Petroleum Distributors, which involved two Jersey and Guernsey subsidiaries, and Lambert led the advice on a corporate restructuring on behalf of a healthcare group which was split into two separate entities. Michelle Leverington is also a key contact; she recently reviewed contractual arrangements, drafted commercial contracts and oversaw the sale of a surveyor’s practice along with the resulting employment and consultancy issues.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

BCR Law

BCR Law is known to clients as ‘outstanding – creative, thorough, collaborative, yet firm when needed’; it provides an offering of five partners specialised in commercial, trust, family and employment litigation. Especially noted is head of trusts Advocate Mark Renouf , who ‘is quick to assimilate a huge mass of detail’ and is ‘reassuringly authoritative’. On the commercial side, Advocate Jeremy Heywood acted for a local co-ownership association in a land ownership dispute, while Jean-Marie Renouf  defended a Jersey bowls club in a high-profile dispute involving all but one of the island’s clubs against a well-known individual who brought claims for unfair refusal of membership. David Benest is the firm’s managing partner and a recognised specialist in the field of insured risks and medical negligence as well as planning and construction disputes. Notable clients include Aviva, the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and Taylor Wessing LLP.

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David Benest - BCR Law

Mark Renouf - BCR Law

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

BCR Law

The ‘level of service is always excellent, the industry knowledge is always on-point, and response times are always fast’ at BCR Law. Appointed by clients to handle disciplinary issues, compromise agreements and policy reviews, Jean-Marie Renouf ’s employment practice recently assisted the longstanding director of an international fiduciary business with the negotiation of her severance package. In other highlights, the ‘approachable’ Wendy Lambert advised a number of public sector employees regarding the restructuring of their department and outsourcing of their functions to a new private company, and handled the full gamut of employment issues in the context of the corporate acquisition of a Jersey company.

Leading individuals

Jean-Marie Renouf - BCR Law

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