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We’re Delighted to Announce Expansion in our Jersey office

"Our growth is truly a result of all the talented litigators who have been part of Baker & Partners over the past 20 years."

Expansion update:

Specialist commercial and trust litigation firm, Baker & Partners has significantly expanded its Jersey practice. Appointments have also been made to expand the expertise of Baker Regulatory Services, who provide specialist regulatory services.

The firm has grown its partnership to nine by welcoming two new Partners to the practice, both well known in their practice areas and bringing a wealth of expertise to the partnership. The business has welcomed an additional 18 individuals, growing by nearly 70% over the past 12 months.

Commenting on the recent appointments and promotions, Senior Partner Stephen Baker said:

“This year Baker & Partners celebrates its 20th anniversary and these appointments demonstrate just how much the firm has grown over the past 20 years. Our growth is truly a result of all the talented litigators who have been part of Baker & Partners over the past 20 years. These appointments represent the continued growth of the firm and its reputation for being at the forefront of some of the most complex and high value commercial and trust litigation in Jersey.”

Amy Benest, who joined Baker & Partners in 2023, was promoted to Partner in February 2024. Amy has extensive experience working on a number of high-profile trust cases, concerning protector powers, trustee disclosure, beneficiaries’ rights and challenges to trustees’ decisions. Before joining Baker and Partners, Amy worked at a full-service law firm in Jersey for 10 years, and before that in London.

In addition to Amy’s promotion, Partner Jared Dann, Senior Associate Eleanor Colley and Associate James Wood have recently joined the Baker & Partners team from other litigation law firms.

Jared Dann specialises in complex and high-value trust litigation, and in matters involving fraud and asset recovery. He is an experienced courtroom advocate, having appeared in the English courts as a barrister, and subsequently in the Jersey courts at all levels. Jared has considerable expertise in a range of contentious insolvency and restructuring matters, particularly where they involve multiple jurisdictions. He frequently works closely with law firms in the UK and internationally, having developed a practice which often involves international and multi-jurisdictional issues.

Eleanor Colley has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Eleanor previously worked in a full-service law firm in Jersey where she worked on high-value personal injury and complex clinical negligence claims, as well as more general civil litigation representing corporate and high net worth clients.

James Wood has expertise in civil and commercial disputes. He has relocated to Jersey from the UK where he trained at a specialist litigation and commercial law firm.

Baker Regulatory Services is also expanding. Zoe Dixon-Smith has joined as a Compliance Consultant with over 30 years of experience. She is experienced both locally and globally in risk, compliance and AML roles at international banks, privately owned trust and fund companies as well as listed PLCs. Zoe’s experience at the JFSC as a regulatory supervisor and as an experienced executive director at regulated financial institutions adds a wealth of expertise to the Baker Regulatory Services business.

Baker & Partners and Baker Regulatory Services are undergoing an incredible period of growth expanding in their Jersey, Cayman Islands and BVI offices. This growth is testament to the unparalleled litigation expertise demonstrated since the inception of the firm by Stephen Baker 20 years ago.