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Appleby, Tim Hart, St Helier, JERSEY

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Tim Hart

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Commercial property (development, investment sales and purchase, commercial leases, regulatory advice , property finance).


Tim Hart is a partner and Global Group Head of the Property department across the Appleby Group. He qualified in 1996 and became a partner in 2000.

His experience covers all aspects of Jersey-based commercial property work. This includes property development, commercial leases, acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, corporate transactions and general property law advice.

Previous experience includes advising: The liquidators of a Bermuda incorporated company in the sale of the former PwC office premises in St Helier to a developer for conversion into apartments and retail space; A local property investor in a financing with Santander UK plc secured on a portfolio of investment properties including Marks and Spencer and Boots stores; Established client Dandara in relation to the purchase of the Hotel Metropole in St Helier for a substantial residential development


Qualified 1996; partner Appleby 2000.




Law Society of Jersey (regularly serves on sub-committees scrutinising proposed legislation); Board of Examiners for the Jersey Advocates and Solicitors examinations.


University of Oxford.


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Tim Hart - Appleby

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The lawyers at Appleby ‘always provide prompt responses and have a great depth of knowledge’; clients single out ‘very knowledgeable’ practice head Tim Hart and senior associate Jonathan Anderson. New client Point Properties recently appointed a team led by consultant John Bisson to oversee its acquisition of the reversionary interest in the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel from the States of Jersey Development Company, and Hart represented World Duty Free in the negotiation of its ten-year agreement with Ports of Jersey to provide duty and tax-free items in the departure lounge of the airport. The team also works closely with the corporate and commercial department to advise on acquisition financing transactions in the real estate sector. Other notable clients include Dandara, the Palladium Group and the States of Jersey Property Holdings.

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