Overseas Chambers of Peter Harris

Maison de la Boucterie
Rue de la Boucterie
Saint Saviour
Jersey, JE2 7ZW

Regulatory Matters & Complaints Procedure

"Overseas Chambers" is the business name of the overseas chambers of Peter Harris, an English barrister.

Peter Harris is Head of Chambers of Overseas Chambers, and, in consequence, the rights and property of Overseas Chambers are vested in him.

Peter Harris is registered as being in overseas practice with the General Council of the Bar, of England and Wales, under n° OP38995 and is regulated in that capacity, not as a barrister in practice within the United Kingdom. He is therefore not subject to certain of the Bar Council Regulations for practice in England and Wales for example in relation to direct instructions, but manages his practice insofar as is practicable with the general principles applicable to Barristers' practice in England and Wales.

Peter Harris, in that capacity, carries professional insurance with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited.

Peter Harris as Head of Chambers, has registered :

  1. this undertaking with the Population Office of the States of Jersey under the Regulation of Undertakings (Jersey) Law 1973 under n°RU42901;
  2. with the Jersey Financial Services Commission as being supervised by them for services provided under Schedule 2 Part B of the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999 and the appropriate subordinate legislation;
  3. with the Data Protection Commissioner of the States of Jersey under the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.

Peter Harris, as an English Barrister, is able to give certain legal advice as Counsel on Jersey laws, owing to his right of appearance before the final appellate body of the Island, and is able to give tax advice in the Island and appear before the Commissioners. He does not practice the law of Jersey in the Island and does not have a right of audience before the Royal Court.

His practice in international private law and tax enables him to assist in French matters with an international element.

His qualification in European Law and taxation  enables him to advise on matters of European Law concerning the Savings Directive, Mutual Assistance Directive, the treatment of Channel Islanders as defined in the Third Protocol to the Act of Accession of the United Kingdom to the European Communities in 1972 , and the treatment of European entities , undertakings and individuals in the Bailiwick or Island of Jersey

Complaints Procedure

The procedure for making a complaint under the Rules of Conduct of the English Bar may be downloaded here http://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-code-of-conduct/annexes-to-the-code/annexe-s-chambers-complaints/.

Please contact us at oc@overseaschambers.com or on 01534 625 879, if you wish to make a complaint.