Bedell Cristin property team specialists sworn in as Jersey Advocates
18 January 2021
Two property specialists at Bedell Cristin were formally sworn in as Advocates of the Royal Court at a ceremony on Wednesday 13 January 2021.
Jeff O’Boyle and Jane Needham are part of a property team which advises on some of the highest value and most complex property deals in Jersey. Both lawyers now have rights of audience before the Royal Court.
Jeff, also a solicitor in England and Wales, was born in Northern Ireland and, after training in London and undertaking internships abroad, spent 12 years at UK law firm, Pinsent Masons. He moved to Guernsey in 2014 and joined Bedell in Jersey in 2017. He acts for a significant number of multi-national clients including investors and developers such as Andium Homes, Jersey's largest residential landlord and provider of affordable homes for purchase.
Originally from the UK, Jane spent the first part of her career in the commercial banking industry. She joined Bedell Cristin in 2011 and later qualified as a Jersey solicitor. Jane has a significant amount of experience in relation to advising on local property matters including dealing with property transactions for high net worth clients, whether residential or investment.
Jane deals with the day-to-day running of the residential team at Bedell Cristin, as well as other specialised areas such as liquor licensing. She has specific expertise in handling insolvency proceedings and the recovery of distressed assets as well as advising a number of banks in relation to taking security over Jersey immovable property.
The two lawyers, who were accompanied by Global Managing Partner, Tim Pearce, for the formal ceremony presided over by the Bailiff, brought close family members with them for the occasion and the Court also set up video monitors so other members of their families could watch proceedings.