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Jersey

Commercial property
Commercial property - ranked: tier 2

BCR Law

The commercial property practice at BCR Law is particularly strong in drafting commercial leasing structures, with a client list comprising retailers, mixed-use developers and local businesses. Wendy Lambert also lends her expertise on corporate transactions, conducting due diligence on property titles and advising property purchasers on their contractual obligations under existing lease structures. Further common mandates include advising on construction projects, real estate finance and dilapidations issues.

Practice head(s):Wendy Lambert

Testimonials

'Wendy Lambert is the go-to person for everything related to Jersey property. The team has strong negotiators yet is very pragmatic in its approach'

'BCR Law's advice is professional and proactive'

'BCR has excellent knowledge of the local property market and is very approachable'

'All members of the BCR Law team have are helpful and professional'

'Wendy Lambert's knowledge and experience with Jersey property law and transactions is second to none. Her wisdom is highly sought after'

'Emma Baker and Signe Sparne provide a quick, proactive and responsive professional service'

Work highlights

  • Instructed by the client to negotiate and draft a new management agreement and three 99-year leases for three separate heritage sites.
  • Assisted MU Holdings with the £1.9m acquisition and subsequent leasing of two commercial property units.
  • Handled the £2.5m acquisition of a retail, office and storage site for Sampurna Properties.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 4

BCR Law

Wendy Lambert and Michelle Leverington - a December 2018 partner promotion - are the key contacts for corporate work at BCR Law, which has a track record of M&A in the island economy.

Practice head(s):Wendy Lambert

Other key lawyers:Michelle Leverington

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

BCR Law

BCR Law has a healthy list of local clients, who regularly instruct the team on insurance-backed work such as high-value clinical negligence, professional negligence and personal injury claims as well as more general commercial disputes. David Benest and Jeremy Heywood also have experience in contentious trust matters, property disputes and criminal law. Jean-Marie Renouf and Mark Renouf are now at Noirmont Consulting.

Practice head(s):Jeremy Heywood

Other key lawyers:David Benest

Testimonials

'The team is very knowledgeable and instills confidence'

'A driven team that will go the extra mile'

Key Clients

Gowling WLG

Taylor Wessing

Aviva

Berrymans Lace Mawer

Ageas Insurance Limited

Axa Insurance

Alex Picot Group

ARAG Insurance

Boodle Hatfield

Channel Islands Cooperative Society

Harcus Sinclair

His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor

Holman Fenwick Willan

Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands

Jersey Financial Services Commission

Jersey General Hospital

LGL Trustees Limited

Lloyds Pharmacy

Medical Defence Union

Minister for Health & Social Services

NIG Insurance

Payne Hicks Beach

States of Jersey

Stewarts Law

Weightmans

Work highlights

  • Instructed by two siblings in a negligence claim against the Minister for Health & Social Services.
  • Instructed by The Jersey Financial Services Commission to defend an appeal against decisions made by the commission to remove a regulated entity's registration.
  • Instructed by Aviva to recover costs paid out to an insured.
  • Instructed by Graham Pallot to bring an appeal of a decision by the Minister for Planning & Environment to refuse the client's planning application.
  • Instructed by Petroleum Distributors (Jersey) to defend the client against a prosecution under Jersey's health and safety legislation.
Leading individuals

David Benest - BCR Law

Next Generation Partners

Jeremy Heywood - BCR Law

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

BCR Law

BCR Law has a strong non-contentious employment law offering led by Wendy Lambert. The practice advises employers across all sectors on issues arising from corporate transactions, as well as handling their day-to-day contractual needs and providing advice on equalities law. With the departure of contentious employment specialist Jean-Marie Renouf for Noirmont Consulting, employment disputes in the courts and tribunals can be handled by the wider dispute resolution practice.

Practice head(s):Wendy Lambert

Testimonials

'The firm holds a vast amount of expertise, with proven knowledge and experience'

'Wendy Lambert always provides prompt and professional advice for a variety of complex needs'

'Wendy Lambert is a determined and proactive practitioner, and is extremely personable'

'Wendy Lambert faces difficult decisions with a total commitment to finding a solution'

Key Clients

Alex Picot & Co.

Alex Picot Trust Company Limited

Les Amis Limited

A&A Scaffolding

Rawlinson & Hunter

Jemec Automotive Limited

Channel Islands Co-operative Society Limited

Leading individuals

Wendy Lambert - BCR Law

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