Guy Le Sueur

Partner

Guy heads the Property, Private Client and Local Business group. He has over 20 years' experience in the property market.

His practice includes acting for one of the most active lenders operating in Jersey and advising on commercial property transactions.

Professional
  • Advocate - Jersey
Credentials
  • Leader in their field' - Chambers UK, Europe and Global 2017
  • He has great knowledge and is very good at applying it.
    Chambers 2016
  • Practical and pragmatic and very capable.
    Legal 500 2015
  • Very commercial.
    Chambers 2017
News/Experience
Bedell Cristin advises on the acquisition of Jersey's largest retail outlet.

Bedell Cristin's leading commercial property team in Jersey has advised on the purchase of the new landmark Next Department Store. The store has recently been redeveloped, having previously formed part of De Gruchy's Department Store, which is a landmark Je...

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States of Jersey to implement further charges for housing and work permissions
Employment Law Property 18 May 2017 Jersey

The Chief Minister's Department of the States of Jersey has released proposals to increase the cost to individuals and businesses of applying for work and housing permissions. New application fees have also been added.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the largest office sale ever in Jersey

Specialist teams from Bedell Cristin's property and corporate departments in Jersey have completed the sale of Liberation House and Windward House on the Jersey waterfront.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the £15m acquisition of The Jersey Royal Potato Company

Bedell Cristin's Jersey corporate team has advised LSE AIM listed company, Produce Investments plc on its successful acquisition of The Jersey Royal Potato Company, one of the main suppliers of the iconic Jersey potato, for a total cost of £15m.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the acquisition of Spar in the Channel Islands

Bedell Cristin has advised Jersey company Jmart Limited (Jmart) on its acquisition of Spar (Channel Islands) Limited (Spar CI) and The Channel Island Wholesale Group (CIWG).

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Insights
Jersey takes a step closer to modern mental capacity law
Briefings | 29 Mar 2017

The Capacity and Self Determination (Jersey) Law 2016 (the 'new Law') has been approved by the States of Jersey and is expected to come into force in April 2018, radically altering the way in which mental health issues are dealt with in Jersey.

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Statutory "Family Friendly" Rights
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

This briefing summarises key changes to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 (the "Law") in connection with maternity, adoption, parental and flexible working rights (the "Family Friendly Rights").

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Introduction to Employment (Jersey) Law 2003
Briefings | 28 Jul 2015

The Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 (the "Law") came into force on 1 July 2005. Since this date there have been a number of amendments to the Law. Laws in connection with discrimination and "family friendly" rights (including maternity, paternity and adoption)...

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Making a will in Jersey for Jersey domiciled individuals
Briefings | 26 Aug 2014

This briefing provides answers to some of the key questions which you may have regarding the need for you to make a will. It should be noted that this briefing only applies to individuals who are domiciled in Jersey.

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Wills & Successions (Amendment No.2) (Jersey) Law 2013
Briefings | 15 Jan 2014

The Wills & Successions (Jersey) Law 1993, as amended (the "Law") was the subject of a Report by Professor Meryl Thomas ("Professor Thomas") dated 12 October 2009, which was commissioned by the Jersey Community Relations Trust in 2009 (the "Report"). The Re...

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Planning introduces new system for pre-application advice
Briefings | 25 Oct 2013

The Planning Department ("the Department"), on Monday 21st October, issued a press release entitled "Planning Revamps Pre-Application Advice".

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Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012
Briefings | 01 Oct 2013

This briefing note provides a summary of the key provisions of the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012 (the "Law"). The Law has been devised to establish a registration process for Jersey residents and to provide for the control of both work and ...

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Intellectual Property (Unregistered Rights) (Jersey) Law 2011
Briefings | 18 Jul 2013

The Intellectual Property (Unregistered Rights) (Jersey) Law 2011 (the "Law") came into force on 18 December 2012. The introduction of the Law marks a significant change to the legal framework in Jersey in relation to unregistered intellectual property rig...

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A chilling end for R22 - but who will catch a cold?
Briefings | 16 May 2013

EU Regulation 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer prohibits, with effect from 1st January 2015, the use of R22 and similar gases in air conditioning systems. As is explained later in this briefing, there are issues in Jersey as to whether t...

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Jersey residential property - a guide to letting
Briefings | 18 Apr 2013

Letting residential property may seem like an easy source of income, but it can also be a legal and practical minefield. If there are disagreements between you and your tenants, it can quickly become a drain on your time and resources. The best way to avoi...

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Making a will in Jersey for non-Jersey domiciled individuals
Briefings | 14 Jan 2013

This briefing explains when you should make a Jersey will if you are not domiciled in Jersey. It only deals with movable assets in Jersey and not, therefore, land or other immovable property situate in Jersey.

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The precarious business of providing a reference
Briefings | 10 Jan 2012

Providing a reference for a departing or former employee can be a tricky task. Any negligent or deliberate errors could lead to compensation pay-outs and it is therefore crucial to strike the right balance. If he or she was a model employee and is departi...

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Managing conduct issues in the workplace
Briefings | 04 Aug 2011

This briefing discusses the management of conduct issues in the workplace. It sets out how the Jersey Employment Tribunal (the "Tribunal") has approached misconduct dismissals, and is accompanied by a summary of the procedure to be followed by employers whe...

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Record management within the financial services sector
Briefings | 10 Mar 2011

The purpose of this briefing is to address some of the issues a business may have to consider in relation to its record management policy and procedures in order to comply with the provisions of the Law.

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Redundancy: summary of the provisions of Amendments No.5 and No.6 to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003
Briefings | 10 Mar 2011

This briefing provides a summary of the key provisions of Amendments No.5 ("Amendment No.5") and No.6 ("Amendment No.6") to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 (the "Law"). Please note that the amendments are complex. If employment issues arise to which these ...

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Selling a property in Jersey
Briefings | 21 Oct 2010

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High hedges legislation in Jersey
Briefings | 05 Jul 2010

The High Hedges (Jersey) Law 2008 (the "Law") came into force in January 2008, and defines a high hedge as being "so much of a barrier to light as….formed…. by a line of two or more evergreens….and a height of more than 2 metres above ground level". The La...

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The extraction of water from wells and boreholes pursuant to the Water Resources (Registration) (Jersey) Order 2008
Briefings | 05 Jul 2010

The Water Resources (Registration) (Jersey) Order 2008 (the "Order") came into force on 1 January 2009. The Order was made pursuant to a provision in the Water Resources (Jersey) Law 2007 (the "Law") which empowers the Minister for Planning and Environment ...

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Jersey property: The Taxation (Land Transaction) (Jersey) Law 2009
Briefings | 07 Jun 2010

The Taxation (Land Transaction) (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Law"), now in force, places a legal obligation on the purchaser of share transfer property to pay a tax equal to the stamp duty payable on freehold transactions. This new tax charge is called land tran...

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Borrowing on the security of a Jersey property
Briefings | 27 May 2010

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Purchasing share transfer property in Jersey
Briefings | 25 Feb 2010

When you buy a unit in or a whole property by share transfer, you are in fact purchasing shares in a company. If you are buying a unit, the articles of association of the company give you the right to occupy the unit.

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Purchasing freehold property in Jersey
Briefings | 25 Feb 2010

When you buy a freehold property in Jersey, you do not sign the contract; instead, it is passed to the Royal Court and you or your attorney will attend court on a Friday afternoon to swear an oath to abide by the terms of the contract. A copy of the contrac...

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Purchasing flying freehold property in Jersey
Briefings | 25 Feb 2010

When you buy a unit in a property by flying freehold, the land and buildings are owned by an association which is governed by a declaration of co-ownership. Sometimes, there are further regulations made by the co-owners under a power in the declaration. Yo...

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Purchasing unrestricted property in Jersey
Briefings | 07 Jan 2009

While the Island of Jersey has strict regulations in relation to granting residency status, it is possible to purchase what is known as "unrestricted property". In essence, this is property that does not fall within the ambit of the Housing (Jersey) Law 19...

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The importance of procedural safeguards on redundancy - what employers in Jersey can learn from the Voisin case
Briefings | 30 Jun 2008

The purpose of this briefing is to consider the concept of redundancy in light of the unfair dismissal legislation and then to consider the facts of Voisin. Thereafter, the briefing analyses the Royal Court judgment and clarifies the relevant consideration...

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Relocating to Jersey - The benefits to people and investment businesses
Articles | 06 Jun 2011

Guy Le Sueur, Partner looks at the benefits to people and investment businesses when relocating to Jersey - published in the Hedge Fund Journal May 2011.

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Property: Selling points
Articles | 06 Oct 2010

Advocate Guy Le Sueur offers some guidance on engaging an estate agent - published in the JEP Homelife supplement 30 September 2010.

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Property: There's never been a better time to buy
Articles | 31 Mar 2010

Uncertainty continues to blight the housing market, but says Partner Guy Le Sueur, there's no need to rush in just yet - published in the JEP Homelife Supplement 31 March 2010.

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