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, ‘intelligent and thoughtful’ Senior Associate James Sheedy and ‘new generation lawyer’ Kirsty Thomas are also recommended.
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 which is 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.
“On the basis of detail, attention and the speed of response they’ve really excelled. They are quite a formidable firm to come up against.”
“They are very good in strategising, extremely knowledgeable and very thoughtful. They don’t back down. I would recommend them very highly to anyone.”
Successfully represented the beneficiary of a trust in proceedings brought to secure the removal of a Panamanian corporate trustee and install a regulated Jersey entity in its place.
Acted for two senior employees of a major global patents firm in a challenge to anti-competition injunctions seeking to prevent them from working for a rival firm.
The “fantastic” Stephen Baker has attained a “tremendous reputation” in litigation, and is considered a pre-eminent advocate in criminal, trust and fraud disputes. Clients describe him as “brilliant in terms of regulatory prosecutions” and commend his “extremely good” strategic skills.
William Redgrave is a former barrister with in-depth experience of the Jersey courts, where he has achieved a strong following for his representation of clients in a range of matters. Interviewees are quick to highlight his “very clear mind” and “exceptional knowledge.”
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.