Abigail Watkins ENGLISH SOLICITOR
Abigail started her legal career in 1988 as a trainee legal executive with a firm Solicitors in Loughborough, dealing mainly with residential and commercial conveyancing and leases and during that time qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and completed her law degree at Demontfort University. Abigail moved to Jersey in 1998 and started work in a Jersey firm’s property department, dealing with residential and commercial lending, share transfer sales and purchases, commercial and residential leases and general property matters.
Abigail qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and moved to worked as a Real Estate Trust Administrator, administrating JPUT structures for large UK property investors. In 2006 Abigail moved to another local law firm dealing with commercial property matters including leases, sales and acquisitions, the sale and purchase of businesses and joint venture agreements for developer clients, whilst continuing to deal with share transfer sales, private lending and residential leases. In 2010 she moved to a local Property management company to deal with Commercial sales, lettings and management. Abigail managed a portfolio of over 60 commercial properties and dealt with all aspects of management including sales, acquisitions, leases, lease renewals, rent reviews, dilapidation claims, valuations and general property management issues.
Abigail joined Benest & Syvret in October 2014 in their property team where her skills in respect of commercial property management, lease and rental renewals will expand the services that Benest & Syvret are able to provide.