Abigail Watkins

Abigail Watkins

Abigail started her legal career with a firm of Solicitors in Loughborough, dealing mainly with residential and commercial conveyancing and leases. During that time she qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and completed her law degree at Demontfort University. Abigail moved to Jersey and qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 working 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 has a broad and detailed property knowledge dealing with commercial property matters including leases, sales and acquisitions, the sale and purchase of businesses and joint venture agreements for developer clients. Throughout her career, Abigail has undertaken residential work and has extensive experience in dealing with share transfer sales, private lending and residential leases.

In a previous role 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 has been a key contributor to Benest & Syvret’s property team since 2014 where her skills in respect of commercial property management, lease and rental renewals has expanded the services that Benest & Syvret can provide.

Abigail enjoys a bit of the ‘good life’ looking after her chickens and vegetable garden. She enjoys walks around Jersey with her family and cooking culinary delights.