Pamela  Doherty

Pamela Doherty 

Managing Partner | Jersey

Real Estate

  • Next Generation Partner
    Legal 500
  • Pamela is highly focused, commercially aware and proactive in her approach. Her outlook is always positive and her can-do attitude establishes a greater degree of confidence in the process and within the team.
    Chambers UK 2024
  • Pamela Doherty: extremely conscientious and aware and preempts the client’s needs.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2024
  • Pamela is very approachable and helpful and will always respond to an email or phone call when she can. She is very efficient in dealing with complex matters. Good at communication with clients and agents.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Pamela Doherty is personable, flexible in her drafting approach and knowledgeable both in the fields of residential and commercial property.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2024
  • Pamela Doherty demonstrated fantastic knowledge and flexibility to complete what was a rather complicated property transaction that needed to be completed within a short time frame whilst all parties to the transaction were in lockdown.
    Legal 500 2022
  • Pamela is committed and has a strong attention to detail.
    Chambers UK 2023
  • She's a very commercial lawyer.
    Chambers UK 2024
  • Is particularly impressive. Knowledgable, unflappable and a shrewd, yet pragmatic negotiator.
    Legal 500
  • Extremely strong with excellent technical knowledge and client focus... involved on a number of high profile recent transactions.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Pamela is extremely diligent and exceptionally strong in all aspects.
    Chambers UK 2023
  • Pamela has excellent technical skills and is extremely well connected within the Jersey corporate real estate space.
    Chambers UK 2024
  • Pamela Doherty works relentlessly on behalf of the client to get the job done, particularly under some very tight timescales
    Legal 500
  • very pragmatic and commercial
    Chambers and Partners 2022
  • Pamela is extremely personable and always available to refer matters to.
    Chambers and Partners 2022


Pamela is Jersey Managing Partner. She is an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey and a Partner in the Real Estate team.


Pamela has extensive experience in all aspects of residential and commercial property work, with significant expertise in property development, investment acquisitions and sales, agreements for lease, leasing and lease management, corporate support, banking and development finance and insolvency.

She has sat on the board as non-executive director of a number of property companies with substantial UK commercial property assets.


Pamela joined Collas Crill in October 2017, having previously worked at offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes and leading UK law firm Pinsent Masons for a number of years.

Pamela studied law at the University of Glasgow and qualified as a Solicitor in Scotland in 2003 and is a Scottish Notary Public (registered with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office).

She was appointed Jersey Managing Partner in March 2023.

Pamela is listed as a 'Leading Individual' in Legal 500 2024, and in band 1 in Chambers and Partners UK 2024.


  • The Law Society of Scotland
  • The Law Society of Jersey

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Personal relocation

When considering a move offshore, it's essential to seek advice from experienced advisers who know the market inside out. Our property teams regularly help newcomers to the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey in acquiring new homes and/or business premises and guiding them through the relocation process. We act for many high-net-worth individuals and high-value residents.

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Jersey real estate

Our Jersey real estate specialists have the local knowledge and expertise to provide top quality advice on all commercial and residential transactions, as well as give meaningful opinions and anticipate challenges and opportunities, at every stage of the process.

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Commercial real estate

Our commercial property team includes some of the most highly regarded offshore commercial property lawyers. We are recognised and cited for our experience, commercial approach, exceptional service standards and ability to deliver in a fast and efficient manner. Across Guernsey, Jersey and the Cayman Islands we have been involved in many of the most significant commercial property transactions of the last decade. We handle all aspects of commercial freehold and leasehold real estate, acting for both landlord and tenant, buyer and seller. We have the experience to guide you through every stage of a transaction with absolute confidence.

Residential real estate

Property law can be a complex, daunting and emotional experience for many individual buyers and sellers. Feeling an emotional tie to your new or prospective property, your 'home', is inevitable. When buying or selling property you need a strong, dependable team that knows the market inside and out. We offer top quality advice and successfully anticipate the unique challenges and opportunities you are likely to face. We believe that communication and responsiveness is the key to a stress-free experience which is why we're always on hand to listen, offer assistance and pick up the phone to keep you informed at every stage of a transaction.

Leisure and retail

We have acted for numerous business owners, developers and investors in the leisure and retail market, including freehold acquisitions and disposals, financing and leasehold and commercial aspects. We regularly act for many funds, hoteliers, and retail landlords and tenants, including many nationally and internationally recognised businesses.

Construction and development

We act for a number of well-known and well-respected local development companies and can assist with all aspects of a development project, including site acquisition, finance, planning and constructions advice, though to estate schedule drafting and eventual sales. Our team also regularly advises on construction law documents and contracts.

2 May 2024

Latest Jersey House Price Index figures show lowest property turnover since 2002

Anna Carter, Senior Conveyancer in Collas Crill's Property team, explores the newly released figures from Statistics Jersey.   The report on the House Price Index (HPI) for the first quarter of 2024 has been released today and now providing an overv...

17 Apr 2024

Landlords take note: New rented dwelling licensing scheme in Jersey

A new licensing scheme in Jersey means that from 1 May 2024 all landlords in Jersey will need to have a Renting Dwellings Licence for each unit of residential properties they rent. What is this new scheme?  The new Rented Dwelling Licensing Scheme h...

15 Feb 2024

Jersey property review 2023

Newly released figures from Statistics Jersey regarding the island's property market reveal that, overall, 2023 saw a decline in house prices.   The report on the House Price Index (HPI) for the fourth quarter of 2023, released on 15 February 2024, ...

11 Dec 2023

Les Sablons regeneration project planning appeal

Collas Crill has played an integral part in an appeal to the Royal Court to overturn the decision of the Assistant Minister for the Environment, who refused a planning application appeal which was previously recommended for approval by an Independent Pla...

20 Oct 2023

Collas Crill - Chambers UK 2024

Collas Crill's Guernsey and Jersey teams have maintained their strong position in the 2024 Chambers UK Guide, upholding the firm's rankings across all practice areas, with the movement of a number of individuals up to higher bands. The directory demonst...

5 Oct 2023

Legal 500 UK rankings

Collas Crill's Guernsey and Jersey teams have received another strong set of rankings in this year's Legal 500 UK directory. The firm is consistently listed in Tier 1 or 2 across its key practice areas and has received a plethora of industry endorsement...

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