Chambers administration and responsibilities
Overseas Chambers is an overseas chambers
regulated, as such, by the General Council of the Bar of England
Its administration is governed by the
underlying principles and ethics contained in the Bar Code of
Conduct (as amended) and adjusted for its overseas status and it's
"Onshore" and "Offshore" legal and tax activity.
As it is established only in Jersey, British
Islands it is licensed under the Regulation of Undertakings and
Development Law (Jersey) 1973; its Head of Chambers responds to the
supervisory authority of the Jersey Financial Services Commission
insofar as required by Schedule 2 Part B of the Proceeds of Crime
(Jersey) Law 1999, and subordinate regulations taken under that
In matters of domestic French law, the
provision of legal advice is always dealt with in collaboration
with a notary or avocat to ensure full coverage of domestic and
private international law issues. Tax matters and private
international law advice can be dealt with independently, if so
Instructions are taken either on a direct basis or
on a referral basis from professional advisers.
In accordance with the Code of Conduct, no
client accounts are operated by Overseas Chambers and Overseas
Chambers will neither hold nor administer client money in any
capacity, contractual, fiduciary or otherwise.
The usual terms and conditions for direct instructions are set
out in the model instructions which are modified
adjusted and prepared as appropriate to take account of each
client's status and residence.