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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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Common Law rights in Jersey (FOI)

Common Law rights in Jersey (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 April 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please advise if the people of Jersey, men and women, have Common Law rights equal to that of the United Kingdom.


The Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 provides a general right to be supplied with information held by a scheduled public authority subject to certain exceptions. No information is held in response to this request. Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.

This request is more akin to a request for legal advice which we are not allowed to provide.

Should you wish to explore further, information about Jersey law including regarding Jersey customary or common law may be found by searching on the Jersey Legal Information Board website. Please see the following link:

Jersey Law (

Article applied

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.​

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