Business Law

Our commercial law team pride themselves in their pragmatic and responsive approach when looking to understand the issues and concerns from our clients.


Business Law

We strive to build relationships with clients and ensure that together we work to deliver the best results. Whether you are a new or well established business we appreciate you will have individual needs and requirements and we look to tailor our legal advice and services to meet them all.

We offer clear advice, on the day to day legal issues that can arise when managing or leading your business.

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Our business services include, but are not limited to:

Employment Law – In the ever changing environment of employment legislation, you need to ensure that your policies, procedures and practices are kept up to date. However as a business owner or leader, it is likely that you may have other areas of focus. Our lawyers have been helping navigate companies and directors tominimise the risk by advising on HR issues such as contracts of employment, sickness and performance management. Our team will look to provide strategic guidance and advice supporting your business while ensuring that you are complying with the employment legislation.

Commercial Property – Our team has wide experience of all commercial property in Jersey. We have a detailed knowledge of the Jersey commercial market and can help provide advice on either the sale or purchase of property, creation and reviewing of leases along with any other issues that you may encounter in managing your business premises.

Mergers, acquisitions and disposals – When you are looking to acquire, merge or dispose of a company our team can guide and support you through the transaction. By providing you with a dedicated contact who will be with you through the transaction from start to finish, we will ensure that we support your business objectives and ensure that tailored advice is given to help you achieve your goals.

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Commercial Property - Leases

Commercial Property - Leases

Our Commercial Property team is headed up by Philip Syvret and advises both landlords and tenants on all aspects of commercial lease transactions.

We can guide you through the sometimes complex process of completing your commercial lease, whether you are a landlord or tenant, and can provide advice on all aspects of the transaction.

Abigail Watkins can provide you with expert legal and practical advice from both a legal and management perspective, having previously managed a large portfolio of local commercial properties.

We can assist you with, amongst other things;

  • Drafting of paper and contract leases on behalf of the landlord
  • Reviewing of paper and contract leases on behalf of the tenant
  • Advising on exit strategy from an existing lease
  • Assisting with pre lease negotiation
  • Cancellation of existing leases
  • Rent reviews
  • Dilapidation issues
  • Landlord and tenant lease disputes

Please contact either Philip or Abigail to find out how we can help you.

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