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 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.
“Everyone at Bakers has always been tremendously helpful and co-operative”
“The service has been absolutely excellent.”
Represented BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation in the Crociani v Crociani litigation, a family dispute concerning assets in Jersey trusts.
Acted for CMC Holdings in a claim against a former director for breach of fiduciary duty relating to his alleged involvement in a scheme in which secret commissions were diverted to various entities with Jersey accounts.
Stephen Baker is well regarded as a courtroom advocate. He advises on trust litigation, as well as a wide range of commercial disputes. A client sees him as “a formidable lawyer with impressive strategising skills.” Another interviewee says: “He is an excellent and thoughtful lawyer who provides timely and practical advice, and solutions to complex international issues arising in the context of litigation.”
William Redgrave has a wealth of experience in fraud and trust litigation. A source describes him as “a very good advocate – incredibly fluent, bright and very personable.”
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.