Chris has over 28 years’ experience in Jersey property law matters, with a focus on commercial property work, particularly investment acquisitions, commercial lease, property development and real estate funding.
Before becoming a consultant he was previously a partner and head of Ogier's property law group.
Chris gained a BA (Hons) degree in law from Nottingham University in 1977, qualified as an English Barrister in 1978 and as a Jersey Advocate in 1982.
Chris is a Topic Practitioner on the Jersey Law Commission and has assisted the Commission with two major projects namely revising the Law of Real Property in Jersey and revising the method of taking security over real estate in Jersey. He was also a senior member of the Jersey Legal Information Board working party which promoted and introduced the compulsory use of English in conveyances of Jersey real estate in November 2006 (where is had been compulsory to use French since 1602). Chris was also a Committee Member of the Law Society of Jersey for 10 years and Chairman of the Association of Jersey Charities for the last 3 years (the maximum period that the post can be held) and was asked to remain on the Committee as Vice Chairman.
He is recognised as a leading individual in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal directories.
1982 - Jersey
1978 - England & Wales (not practising)
Key transactions include:
Acted for Waitrose in their multi million pound acquisition of 5 supermarket premises, 3 in Jersey and 2 in Guernsey
Harcourt's £100m development of Liberty Wharf on Jersey's Waterfront
Advised Harcourt on a potential £350m office and financial centre development on Jersey's Waterfront.
Acted in the £40m development and lease of the Radisson Waterfront Hotel
Acted for The Jersey Homes Trust for numerous acquisitions totalling approximately £77m, including 2 acquisitions each in excess of £12m