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Meet your Jersey property, planning and construction team – they're in a league of their own


12 December 2017


Whether you're investing in property, undertaking property finance or property development, making or challenging a Planning application or involved in the construction industry, Ogier's Jersey property, planning and construction law team remains in a league of its own – that's the view of the most influential, independent legal directory in the business, Chambers UK.

For the second year running, Chambers has ranked the Jersey team as the only team of property, planning and construction lawyers and conveyancers to merit a top-tier rating, citing client feedback saying "I have always been very impressed with the Ogier property team and cannot fault their client service" and that they are "very experienced and able to resolve any problems that arise".

The directory independently assesses the work that law firms do, and uses verified client feedback to get a real, practical view of their technical skills and client service. The feedback for the Ogier team – published at the start of November – highlights their no-nonsense, high quality approach.

The same team work on major development projects for construction firms and architects, and for the sale or purchase of multi-million pound homes to one or two-bedroom flats.

The team, which is part of Ogier's Local Legal Services team, is led by partner Jonathan Hughes, a Jersey Advocate described by clients as "a very knowledgeable problem solver". 

Jonathan is ranked in Band One of Jersey property lawyers – and Chris Renouf, a former head of the team who now works with them as a consultant, is one of only two practitioners working in the Island to merit "Senior Statesman" status.

Managing associate Katherine Marshall is described as "approachable, efficient and always prompt in dealing with matters".

The newest lawyer on the team is Laura Shirreffs, who has been with Ogier since she was a bursary student, and who specialises in commercial property, property finance, corporate and employment law. The team also continues to grow, and looks forward to welcoming new commercial property senior associate Sarah Parish in December.

The conveyancing team includes experienced practitioners Tim Bechelet (whose career in property started in 1978 at Le Masurier, Giffard and Poch, the firm that became Ogier) and Charles Le Maistre.

The team is supported by a dynamic group of paralegals who assist in delivering continued service innovation for clients.

If you would like the support of any of our team members, call the Local Legal Services team on +44 1534 514056 or email

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