Baker & Partners, a specialist litigation and dispute resolution practice based in Jersey, have moved offices to the restored old Midland Bank in Library Place, St Helier.
The restored building has been named Midland Chambers out of respect for its heritage. Designed by prolific Jersey-born architect Adolphus Curry and dating from the end of the 19th century, the building is an important example of a composition on a narrow promontory site. It features typical Baroque details alongside Victoriana detailing, including intricate wrought-iron balustrades.
The interior has been thoroughly renovated with an entirely new fit out, purpose designed for the multi-jurisdictional litigation practice. Meeting rooms have been designed to complement the heritage features, with the offices arranged to maximise natural light.
The move comes after a time of growth and development for Baker & Partners, including their recent rebrand and the launch of their new website. With its Gigabit connection, Midland Chambers enables the levels of connectivity required for state of the art videoconferencing with colleagues and clients worldwide. The offices also provide room for continued expansion.
Stephen Baker, Senior Partner at Baker & Partners, commented:
“Midland Chambers provides the ideal combination between historic architecture and cutting edge modern facilities. It’s a privilege for us to be able to work in a building which holds so much significance for Jersey’s architectural heritage – and we’re delighted to experience the best of both worlds, with the renovated interior providing a modern and attractive working environment for our staff, and a high quality experience for our clients.”