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Baker & Partners LLP


Managing Partner


Stephen Baker is an English barrister, Jersey Advocate and is called to the Bar in BVI.  He is Senior Partner at Baker & Partners. He trained at 7 Bedford Row, London; qualified 1989; Fraser Milner Casgrain, Toronto, Canada 1989; 7 Bedford Row 1990; senior legal adviser Jersey Attorney General’s Department 2001-03; principal, Baker & Partners 2003; door tenant 7 Bedford Row.

He specialises in complex international financial litigation including trust and commercial disputes as well as civil fraud.

He is expert in unravelling complex offshore trust structures and resolving the issues which arise from such structuring.  He is frequently instructed to advise on the strategic approach to be adopted to cross border litigation.

Stephen regularly acts for foreign governments in asset recovery actions.  He acts for the liquidators of the offshore structure used to launder the proceeds of the 1MDB fraud.  He has also acted for the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the Kenyan Ethics Anti-Corruption Commission.

Stephen is an expert on the interaction between the civil and criminal law in fraud cases including those seeking to evade judgement debts.

Stephen was former Chairman of the IBA Anti-Corruption Asset Recovery Sub-committee and is Vice Chair of the IBA Asset Recovery Committee.

Stephen works regularly with the World Bank Financial Market Integrity Division, including the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative.  The World Bank book entitled ‘Going for Broke – the Use of Insolvency Tools in Corruption Cases’ was published in December 2019.

Stephen regularly participates in a wide variety of international events with a focus on fraud, asset tracing and anti-corruption.

Specialist areas: international asset recovery, international co-operation and financial crime. Important cases: Acted for the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Kenyan Anti-Corruption Commission.  Member:  Practises at both Jersey and English Bars and called to the Bar in the BVI in 2018.


ICC Fraudnet – Jersey Representative; International Criminal Bar Association; Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists.Former Chairman of the IBA Asset Recovery Sub-Committee, Chairman Jersey Institute of Law


Durham School; Manchester University (LLB Hons); Cambridge University (LLM); Inns of Court School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Regulatory and white-collar crime

Baker & Partners LLP is often instructed to investigate and prosecute cross-border cases concerning fraud and mis-selling of investments, in addition to being tasked with co-ordinating international enforcement orders and asset recovery efforts. The practice is also sought out by financial services companies for advice on regulatory risks, including AML procedures, and regularly represents clients under investigation by regulators. Simon Thomas is an external crown advocate, frequently acting on white-collar crime instructions from the attorney general. William Redgrave is also a crown advocate, prosecuting companies whose AML procedures fall below required standards, as well as assisting clients with their internal AML procedures, including in relation to digital currencies. Stephen Baker specialises in anti-corruption measures and international asset tracing, while Lynne Gregory has extensive experience in fraud claims and insolvency matters.

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Stephen BakerBaker & Partners LLP

Litigation boutique Baker & Partners LLP is praised for bringing a ‘creative, practical, and highly experienced’ approach to complex disputes, with international asset recovery, commercial litigation, insolvency and trust disputes forming the key pillars of the practice. Senior partner Stephen Baker specialises in trust, civil fraud and asset tracing matters, with extensive experience assisting states with the recovery of assets lost through corruption. Simon Thomas frequently acts for the attorney general in criminal matters and is also sought after for shareholder disputes, while William Redgrave‘s practice is centred on obtaining freezing and disclosure orders. Lynne Gregory handles international fraud and asset tracing matters, with further expertise in insolvencies. James Sheedy, who was made partner in February 2022, handles the spectrum of trusts cases. Amy Benest joined the firm from Appleby in March 2023, adding to the team’s funds expertise, and Jared Dann joined the practice in early 2024 from the same firm. Charlie Sorensen moved to 3 Hare Court in November 2022.