A metaphor for change – Recent developments in Jersey contract law

Eleanor Davies, associate, Baker & Partners, 09/03/2021

As a profession, Jersey lawyers are used to dealing in the unknown. This forms part of operating in a relatively small jurisdiction which was largely concerned with the problems of a small economy focused on agriculture and fishing until the latter half of the 20th century.

Jersey’s meteoric rise to international finance centre, home to a thriving private wealth industry and the parent companies of a plethora of international groups, belies a legal system and jurisprudence that is still in the process of catching up.

This has its advantages. The finance industry and the many talented lawyers who work in it ...

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