Jeff O'Boyle

Head of Property

Jeff joined Bedell Cristin from another Channel Islands firm, having previously spent 12 years with Pinsent Masons in the UK.

Jeff brings considerable commercial property experience to the team having acted for a significant number of multinational clients including investors, developers, lenders and private clients on a wide range of complex and high-value instructions.

He has particular expertise in acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant, property finance and energy.

Jeff works alongside consultant, Guy Le Sueur, on property matters.

  • Solicitor* - England & Wales
  • Not qualified in Jersey


  • 'Next generation lawyers' - Legal 500 2018
Unexpected consequences of AirBNBs in Jersey

The AirBNB concept is relatively simple: AirBNB connects people with a short-term and often informal accommodation requirement with those willing to offer it to them. Where previously travellers would check into a hotel, bed and breakfast or similar, they c...

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Could we be about to see a rent cap in Jersey?
Residential Property Property 26 Apr 2019 Jersey

Rent prices are increasing year on year. The latest figures from Jersey's housing price index show that, in the second quarter of 2018, rent prices increased by 10 per cent compared with the first quarter of the year.

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My premises have been damaged - what next?
Commercial Property 16 Apr 2019 Jersey

As a tenant of commercial premises, you hope that it will never happen to you, but what are your rights and obligations if your premises have been damaged or destroyed by fire, flood or another insured risk?

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A practical guide to leasing commercial property in Jersey
Commercial Property 01 Apr 2019 Jersey

The property market in the Channel Islands has remained remarkably buoyant throughout the recent global recession and resulting economic turbulence. Jersey remains a popular investment location for landlords who benefit from a less prescriptive statutory fr...

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We are hosting a seminar in Jersey on 27 March entitled 'Planning and Development: Getting it right'
Property Development Property 14 Mar 2019 Jersey

This masterclass will navigate you through the entire process from initial application through to the much-feared planning tribunal.

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Potential reform to Branchage Law to protect wildlife

The use of heavy machinery used in cutting hedges is killing species and destroying biodiversity, therefore campaigners have lobbied to have the law changed.

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Bedell Cristin advises RBS International on financing for the Ravenscroft Private Investment Fund
Commercial Property Banking & Finance 08 Mar 2019 Jersey Guernsey

We have advised The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in relation to real estate finance facilities made available to Ravenscroft Private Investment Fund Limited.

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How can I terminate a commercial lease?
Property Commercial Property 04 Mar 2019 Jersey

If you are a tenant of commercial premises there may be a point where circumstances change and you want to move out. Whether your business has simply out-grown its current premises or the business is not performing as you had hoped, your options are essent...

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Appealing a planning or building decision
Property Residential Property 20 Feb 2019 Jersey

When can I appeal a decision?

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Andium considers opening affordable housing scheme to downsizers
Property Residential Property 11 Feb 2019 Jersey

Jersey’s housing issues have been a continuing topic of discussion in recent years. However, the housing-needs survey published in late January brought the subject to the fore as it estimated that 7,000 new homes would be needed by 2030 (including 1,100 fir...

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Tenant attempts to terminate Canary Wharf lease on grounds of Brexit
Property Commercial Property 05 Feb 2019 Jersey

The UK’s departure from the EU continues to monopolise both media headlines and parliament time, and yet the implications of Brexit remain notoriously unpredictable. In the meantime, a trial has been making its way through the English courts which has the p...

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Changes introduced to residential lettings in Jersey
Residential Property Property 20 Dec 2018 Jersey

There has been a landslide shift in Jersey over the past five years in landlords’ obligations towards their tenants. The States have stepped in to regulate what had previously been perceived to be a sector that was open to abuse.

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Expertise recognised at Bedell Cristin with promotions
11 Oct 2018

Promotions have been made at Bedell Cristin to recognise the firm’s expertise across a number of practice areas in its Jersey and London offices.

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Bedell Cristin sets precedent in first legal challenge to the scope of the "tout tel clause" in the context of contractual misrepresentation
Litigation Property 25 Jun 2018 Jersey

On 14 June 2018, the Deputy Bailiff handed down an eagerly awaited judgment regarding the scope of a standard conveyancing provision, known informally as the "tout tel clause", confirming that the existence of the clause in a conveyance would not automatica...

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Call to end "discrimination" against Tenants with Children
Property 14 Feb 2018 Jersey

The practice of restricting the availability of housing to tenants with children could soon be outlawed under new proposals before the States of Jersey.

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Bedell Cristin bolsters property team through series of appointments and promotions

Bedell Cristin has bolstered its property team in Jersey through the appointment of Jeff O’Boyle as a Senior Associate and Priya Jobanputra as an Associate.

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A practical guide to tax in commercial property transactions in Jersey
Briefings | 08 May 2019

Jersey's tax regime in commercial property transactions follows a similar structure to that in England and Wales. Nevertheless, the Jersey system has a number of particular quirks.

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Practical guide to property ownership in Jersey
Briefings | 24 Apr 2019

Jersey property law is a distinct system which (although it has been heavily influenced in more recent years by the English regime) has historically developed from Norman-French customary law.

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Bedell Cristin sets precedent in first legal challenge to the scope of the "tout tel clause" in the context of contractual misrepresentation
Briefings | 25 Jun 2018

On 14 June 2018, the Deputy Bailiff handed down an eagerly awaited judgment regarding the scope of a standard conveyancing provision, known informally as the "tout tel clause", confirming that the existence of the clause in a conveyance would not automatica...

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Buying a commercial investment property in Jersey
Briefings | 13 Jun 2018

Purchasing an investment property can be a complex and complicated undertaking. We have put together an overview of the process and some key issues to consider at the outset.

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Disability Discrimination law - will I need to adapt my premises?
Briefings | 24 Apr 2018

The Discrimination (Disability) (Jersey) Regulations 2018 will come into force on 1st September 2018 whereby individuals will be protected against discrimination on account of disability.

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Purchasing freehold property in Jersey - the basics
Briefings | 19 Apr 2018

Jersey's conveyancing system is unique, complex and, at times, confusing. Therefore, in order to guide you through the various steps of the legal process, we have prepared a simple guide to purchasing freehold property in Jersey.

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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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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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