"Great team with strength in depth."
Legal 500 2015


Our property team provides an independent and professional approach to all aspects of commercial and residential property in both Jersey and Guernsey.

Whether a client is acquiring a commercial investment or simply their next home, the Bedell Cristin property team's first class experience and broad span of expertise will ensure a pragmatic, prompt and proactive service in respect of all your property transactions.  Our Jersey and Guernsey teams also often form an integrated pan-island team to advise on significant property transactions occurring simultaneously across both islands.

Commercial property
Please click here to find out more about our commercial property service.

Residential property
Please click here to find out more about our residential property service.

Property development
Please click here to find out more about our property development service.

Our property practice in Jersey is led by partner Guy Le Sueur and in Guernsey, by partner Kate Ovenden.

Relocate to Jersey
Jersey enjoys an enviable reputation as a world renowned international financial centre and its unique constitution coupled with the high quality of life enjoyed by residents is driving the trend for successful individuals and businesses to relocate to the island.

Please click here to find out how we can advise on certain aspects in relocating to Jersey.

  • The department shows strength in depth, knowledge and experience.
    Chambers 2016
Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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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 is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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The Access to Neighbouring Land (Guernsey) Law, 2016
Property 06 Feb 2017 Guernsey

The Project de Loi entitled The Access to Neighbouring Land (Guernsey) Law, 2016 was registered on 16 January 2017.

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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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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Bedell Cristin partners and directors to attend MIPIM 2016

We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event in Cannes, from 14-17 March 2016.

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Bedell Cristin acts for Joint Liquidators in high value winding up proceedings

Bedell Cristin has acted for Joint Liquidators in the winding up of three Jersey companies ordered under Article 155 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin expands banking and corporate teams to meet growth

Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its banking and corporate teams in Jersey through the appointment of two experienced local lawyers.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Jersey planning department revamps application advice service
Property 25 Oct 2013 Jersey

The two most frequent requests in recent times for change directed by the construction industry to the Planning Department at South Hill have been for the introduction of a planning appeals system based on the planning merits to an independent body and for ...

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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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The Access to Neighbouring Land (Guernsey) Law, 2016
Briefings | 03 Feb 2017

The Project de Loi entitled The Access to Neighbouring Land (Guernsey) Law, 2016 was registered on 16 January 2017, although it remains subject to Royal Assent. The new legislation provides that where a person requires entry onto neighbouring property for ...

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The Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016
Briefings | 18 Oct 2016

In April 2017 the Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016 (the "New Law") will come into effect, reforming Guernsey's current population regime in a bid to diversify the demographic of an ageing population. This new strategy is the result of a political...

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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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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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Property: Solving that penthouse poser
Articles | 03 Jun 2013

Peter Bertram, property team partner, explains the evolution of law covering the sale of flats - published in the JEP Homelife supplement - June 2013.

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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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