Overseas Chambers of Peter Harris

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

Chambers administration and responsibilities

Overseas Chambers is an overseas chambers regulated, as such, by the Bar Standards Board which is the regulatory organ of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales.

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 Law.

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 instructed.

Instructions are taken either on a direct access 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.

When not instructed through a lawyer, the usual terms and conditions for Direct Access and Licensed Access instructions are set out in  a client letter which is modified adjusted as appropriate to take account of each client's requirements status and residence. See the tab "Instructions" under Contact Us and also Resources for a template letter of instruction