Baker & Partners is consistently high ranked in the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, and other leading legal directories for our chosen service areas:
Within Dispute Resolution, Baker & Partners is a First Tier firm.
Baker & Partners is ‘an excellent’ litigation boutique staffed by ‘experienced, intelligent and hardworking attorneys’.
Senior partner Stephen Baker ‘gives no-nonsense advice and instils confidence in his clients’, and Simon Thomas is ‘adept at navigating the Jersey courts’. Baker and Thomas secured the removal of a Panamanian corporate trustee in favour of a regulated Jersey entity in court proceedings spanning several jurisdictions. William Redgrave is ‘extremely thorough, calm and sensible’, and ‘especially impressive in the asset recovery field’. He continues to lead the firm’s representation of BNP Paribas Trust Corporation in a high-value and hostile trust dispute. Senior Associate Charlie Sorensen and Senior Associate James Sheedy are both listed as Next Generation Lawyers.
Private Client, Trusts and Tax
Within Private client, trusts and tax, Baker & Partners is a third tier firm,
Baker & Partners is a dispute resolution boutique that handles a high number of contentious trust matters. Acting for a beneficiary, Stephen Baker and Simon Thomas secured a first-of-its-kind court ordered removal of a Panamanian corporate trustee in favour of a regulated Jersey entity. William Redgrave leads the firm’s representation of BNP Paribas in the Crociani case.
Stephen Baker and William Redgrave are ranked as Leading Individuals recommended by the Legal 500 for Dispute Resolution in Jersey.
Within Offshore: Dispute Resolution – Jersey, Baker & Partners is a Second Tier firm.
What the team is known for
Highly regarded boutique practice fielding a team of experienced courtroom advocates. Considered a go-to firm for criminal and fraud cases. Offers additional proficiency in contentious trust work, acting for both trust management companies and beneficiaries.
“An excellent service from a very professional firm.”
“The billing was clear and concise and I feel we got value for money.”
Represented CMC Holdings in a £30 million dispute with a former company director alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with a scheme to divert money into offshore accounts.
Stephen Baker “gives advice we trust without hesitation“, according to clients, who go on to describe him as “an excellent communicator and a first-class legal mind.” He acts on behalf of a range of corporate clients on matters including fraudulent payments, liquidation of assets and criminal investigations.
William Redgrave is held in high regard by market commentators, who note that “he is measured, even-handed and brilliant.” He has recently been engaged on a number of significant disputes stemming from real estate related transactions.
James Sheedy focuses his practice on handling trust disputes, and has been particularly active recently on behalf of trustees. His clients emphasise his “great technical knowledge and commercial awareness“.
Stephen Baker leads the list of Most Highly Regarded Individuals in the Offshore section of Who’sWho Legal: Asset Recovery
At Jersey-based Baker & Partners, founding partner Stephen Baker is “a big name on the international circuit’ who regularly acts for foreign governments in substantial asset recovery proceedings.