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Dual Advocacy Success for BakerPlatt

November 2010

Two senior associates from specialist law firm BakerPlatt have been admitted as Advocates of the Royal Court of Jersey. Joanna Woods and William Redgrave have been sworn in as Advocates after successfully completing all the necessary legal examinations at their first sitting.

‘Our firm has always distinguished itself through the excellence of its staff and we are delighted by the successes of Joanna and William in being called to the Jersey Bar. To complete all the legal examinations first time is rare and it is a testament to their knowledge and dedication that they have achieved this. Both bring a wealth of experience to our existing team of advocates and we look forward to seeing them representing our clients in court,’ said BakerPlatt senior partner Stephen Baker.

Advocate Woods joined BakerPlatt in 2008 having practised in family, civil and criminal litigation at 7 Bedford Row, London . She has extensive experience in offshore work, particularly in ancillary relief matters in high-value cases with a trust element.  She is currently advising trustees in relation to divorcing beneficiaries outside the jurisdiction.

She also undertakes other trust, civil and commercial litigation work including employment disputes and high value personal injury claims.

Advocate Redgrave has extensive experience of offshore financial crime and regulatory work. His focus at BakerPlatt is on financial disputes, including civil and criminal fraud, and financial regulatory matters. He also practised at the English Bar for 13 years, before moving to work in Jersey in 2008. He is an experienced advocate, having appeared frequently in courts across England including the Court of Appeal and the Administrative Court.

He has advised Jersey financial services businesses and regulators on a variety of matters including AML procedures and has conducted regulatory investigations on behalf of businesses and the JFSC. He has also advised and assisted in serious criminal cases across a wide range including sexual offences and data protection.

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