John Bisson is a consultant within the Property department in Jersey.
He joined Appleby in 1971, and became a partner when he qualified as a Jersey Solicitor in 1987. In April 2013 John became a consultant. He is a former Chairman of the Executive Board and Group General Counsel.
John specialises in commercial and residential property development and has advised on many major and innovative commercial property developments in Jersey. He is widely acknowledged as the leading commercial property practitioner in the Island.
John was most recently recognised by Chambers UK 2017 and deemed "efficient, prompt and concise"by clients. He was once again recognised by Chambers UK 2017 for being a 'Notable Practitioner' and is also recognised as a 'Senior Statesmen.' He was named as a 'Leader in his Field' by Chambers UK 2015. In Chambers Europe, 2014 John was described as a formidable figure in the real estate market. "He has a huge reputation in this area," say clients, who add "his input enabled us to achieve everything we wanted to." He was named as a ‘Leader in his Field’ by Chambers Europe 2011 and 2010 and was listed as "a leading light in property law" by Chambers Global 2009. The directory went on to commend him for being "knowledgeable and diplomatic" and commented on his skill at handling "even the most difficult and complex transactions."
John is referred to by clients as "excellent" says Legal 500 UK 2016. He was described as "a very able advocate" by Legal 500 UK 2011 and John was singled out as 'excellent technically but also extremely commercial' in Legal 500 UK, 2010. He was recognised as a 'Leading Individual' for commercial property by Legal 500 UK, 2008 and 2009 and was described in 2009 as a "top property lawyer" who is "extremely commercial and a very able advocate on difficult matters.".
He is a member of, and was previously President of the Law Society of Jersey.
"[John] is excellent."