Firm Profile > BCR Law > St Helier, Jersey

BCR Law
12 HILL STREET
ST HELIER
JE2 4UA
Jersey

Commercial property Tier 2

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

Employment Tier 2

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

Dispute resolution Tier 3

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:

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

Corporate and commercial Tier 4

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:

The firm: BCR Law was formed on 1 January 2016. The firm draws on the experience of six partners and 41 staff, including 28 fee-earners who cover a wide range of contentious and non-contentious practice areas.

The firm focuses on litigation, dispute resolution and corporate and commercial work, also specialising in offshore trust matters, planning and property disputes and high-value medical/professional negligence and personal injury claims, as well as family law. Its thriving corporate and commercial practice provides specialist advice in company law, business law, employment law, and commercial property.

The firm is proud of its ability to resolve matters by the giving of legally sound, commercially practical advice at sensible cost.

Types of work undertaken: Corporate and Commercial: the firm’s C&C team advises on all aspects of commercial law, including company formations, joint venture and shareholder agreements and sale and purchase agreements. The team similarly advises on licence applications upon establishing new businesses in Jersey, and provides other specialist assistance in the fields of employment law, data protection and property advice. It has a particular specialism in competition law.

Personal injury and clinical negligence: the firm is the first choice law firm for insurance-related work in Jersey, building on its long-standing reputation for acting in high-value claims. In 2018, BCR Law acted for the Plaintiffs in the highest value negligence claim in the British Isles, valued at £140m. Clients also include the Medical Defence Union, the Dental Defence Union, Royal & Sun Alliance, Jersey’s Minister for Health, the Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands, Aviva, and Ageas. It also acts for plaintiffs, usually in catastrophic personal injury claims.

Contentious trusts: trust disputes are one of the firm’s core disciplines. It acts for trustees, their insurers and beneficiaries in contentious trust matters, including breach of trust cases and where trustees require court directions.

Contentious property and planning matters: the firm has expertise in contentious property law. It has appeared in many of the leading cases in this area, especially concerning rights between neighbours and co-owners. Its lawyers act for public authorities, developers and private clients in a wide range of disputes up to the Court of Appeal. In planning matters, its advocates have appeared in numerous significant cases before the Royal Court concerning some of the largest developments in Jersey.

Professional negligence: the firm acts in professional negligence claims involving lawyers, accountants, financial advisers and construction professionals. It also specialises in advising professionals in disciplinary matters, including appearing for doctors at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Employment: the firm advises on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment and discrimination law issues, from drafting contracts and resolving disciplinary matters, to termination of employment and validity and effect of restrictive covenants in employment agreements.

Family: the family law team undertakes divorce and ‘big money’ ancillary work. It also advises on public children law, adoption and nuptial settlements.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner David Benest david.benest@bcrlawjersey.com 01534 760860
Employment Law Wendy Lambert wendy.lambert@bcrlawjersey.com 01534 760860
Dispute Resolution Jeremy Heywood jeremy.heywood@bcrlawjersey.com 01534 760860
Regulatory Adam Harrison adam.harrison@bcrlawjersey.com 01534 760860
Wills & Estates Michelle Leverington michelle.leverington@bcrlawjersey.com 01534 760860
Corporate & Commercial Wendy Lambert wendy.lambert@bcrlawjersey.com 01534 760860
Employment Wendy Lambert wendy.lambert@bcrlawjersey.com 01534 760860
Commercial Property Wendy Lambert wendy.lambert@bcrlawjersey.com 01534 760860
Residential Property Michelle Leverington michelle.leverington@bcrlawjersey.com 01534 760860
Trust Litigation Jeremy Heywood jeremy.heywood@bcrlawjersey.com 01534 760860
Family Law Emma Wakeling emma.wakeling@bcrlawjersey.com 01534 760860
Photo Name Position Profile
 Emma Baker  photo Emma Baker
Advocate Jeremy Heywood  photo Advocate Jeremy Heywood
 Wendy Lambert  photo Wendy Lambert
Advocate Emma Wakeling  photo Advocate Emma Wakeling
Number of partners/directors : 6
Number of other fee-earners : 22
Business Services Team : 13
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