Firm Profile > Parslows > St Helier, Jersey


Commercial property Tier 3

Parslows’ commercial property practice is well-placed to handle the leasing and office relocation needs for Jersey-based SMEs. The firm routinely receives praise from its client base, which includes a range of retailers, family offices offices, technology businesses and hospitality companies. The team, which is led by Carl Parslow, recently enjoyed a particular suite of instructions regarding the restructuring of multiple occupancy commercial leaseholds and leasing due diligence exercises for start-up businesses.

Practice head(s):

Carl Parslow


The team has a responsive, competent and commercial approach to the law

The practice is quick to respond, gets it the first time and is efficient and cost effective

Carl Parslow is high-profile and always ready to support smaller local businesses as well as larger

Mason Birbeck provides great support

Key clients

Jersey Post Limited

The Cycle Shop

Splendida Hair & Beauty Limited

Prosperity Group Limited

Express Electrix Limited

GlenQ Private Wealth Limited

Yogolicious Limited

Neon Saloon & School

Right Car Jersey Limited

Easy Peasy Limited

Au Caprice Guest House Limited

Strickland Investments Limited

Employment Tier 3

Parslows represents a portfolio of businesses in the Jersey economy, public sector organisations and executive-level employees on a range of contentious issues, with a noticeable uptick in unfair dismissal applications and breach of restrictive covenant claims. Non-contentious mandates include providing advice on GDPR legislation and due diligence services to the firm’s corporate department.

Practice head(s):

Lorraine McClure

Private client, trusts and tax Tier 4

Parslows is instructed by trustees, settlors, beneficiaries and protectors for a broad range of mandates including establishing and restructuring complex wealth structures, trust terminations, review of trust administration and wills and estate planning.

Parslows group consists of Parslows Jersey, Parslows International, Parslows Executors and Parslows Notaries.

The firm: Parslows market profile has grown impressively over the last seven years, with the number of fee earners increasing fivefold over that period. It now boasts a truly full service offering, having established client relationships which confirm it ‘punches above its weight’ among its Jersey competitors.

Carl Parslow is the managing partner and a founder of Parslows which was established in 2011. He heads up the Property and Jersey local business departments. Carl formerly practiced at Bedell Cristin and before that Ogier.

In addition, Parslows Wills and Estate team, headed up by Natalie Jenner, provides advice in connection with structures involving assets held in Jersey. She also heads up Parslows family team.

Parslows’ litigation department is headed up by Lorraine McClure. The department brings expertise in civil and commercial litigation together with criminal litigation.

Parslows International launched its London presence in 2014 enabling Parslows to enhance its established local offering by building areas of international practice with the recruitment of several key individuals.

David Hill, (formerly a corporate / commercial partner at Howard Kennedy, and then Managing Partner and Head of Corporate at Burlingtons Legal), heads up its offering in London which has enabled the firm to strengthen and extend its relationships with clients and intermediaries both in Jersey, the UK and internationally and to offer cross-border transaction services. The Parslows International team comprises lawyers, all 15+ PQE with partner / senior level experience, qualified in English, Irish and / or Jersey law.

Types of work undertaken:  Parslows offer a full range of legal services as well as notary public services.

Corporate & Commercial: Parslows corporate and commercial team members provide a full range of Jersey and English corporate and commercial legal services. Continued business consolidation has seen an increase in instructions on corporate acquisitions and disposals, as well privatisation and delisting of Jersey based companies. The team has also dealt with an increased number of advisory instructions concerning company migrations into Jersey.

Cross Border & International Transactions: Parslows saw a marked increase in its cross border & international transactional work. This trend has continued in 2018.

Risk & Regulatory: Industry focus on risk and regulatory issues has continued. Parslows instructions in that sphere have included advising on money services business regulation in the fintech space, and advice on outsourcing to other offshore jurisdictions of a full range of regulated financial services activities by Jersey based providers.

Jersey Trusts, Jersey Foundations & Private Wealth:  Parslows instructions have ranged from establishment of complex dynastic trusts, to restructuring of multi-jurisdictional trust and corporate structures holding various assets. The team has also seen an increase of instructions involving the establishment or administration of international and locally focused pension, retirement benefit and employee incentive plans.

Commercial & Residential Property: Parslows’ property team experienced a steady flow of instruction. These have included the traditional areas such as commercial sales, acquisitions and leasing, M&A Commercial property support, as well as advice on building contract options and planning applications.

Employment law: A variety of businesses, charities, public sector organisations, and senior executives have instructed Parslows employment law team in the last year. Those have included staff transfers, licence applications, policies and procedures, contracts and compromise agreements, unfair or constructive dismissal and redundancy claims, disciplinary investigations, employment tribunal / court hearings and appeals.

Dispute Resolution: Parslows litigation team has seen an increase of litigation instruction both in civil and commercial litigation. The team provides advice in trust; cross jurisdiction matrimonial; risk & regulatory; fraud and asset tracing & injunctive proceedings and insolvency. Unlike many of our competitors Parslows does not hold retainers with banks or financial institutions, so the team are generally conflict free.

Head office: Jersey

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate & Commercial David Hill + 44 020 3793 0345
Commercial & Residential Property Carl Parslow + 44 01534 630530
Wills, Estate Planning | Probate Natalie Jenner + 44 01534 630530
Litigation | Employment Lorraine McClure + 44 01534 630530
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr David Hill  photo Mr David Hill
Mrs Natalie Jenner  photo Mrs Natalie Jenner
Advocate Lorraine McClure  photo Advocate Lorraine McClure
Advocate Carl Parslow  photo Advocate Carl Parslow
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