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Baker & Partners LLP




Simon was educated at Oxford and called to the English Bar in 1995.  He undertook a mixed civil and criminal practice at 7 Bedford Row Chambers, London, between 1997 and 2012.

He joined Baker & Partners in October 2012 before qualifying at the Jersey Bar in 2014; achieving the highest mark of his year in the Trusts, Property, Contract and Family papers as part of the Jersey Bar Exams. He has appeared regularly in the Courts in Jersey since qualifying.

Simon has over 20 years practical courtroom experience.  He undertakes work which spans a number of diverse areas of law including contentious trusts litigation, employment law, public law and judicial review, licensing and family law.

He is also skilled in the handling of cases with an international aspect, including; asset tracing, international legal assistance (in particular dealing with issues that arise when Jersey is asked to assist criminal investigations in another jurisdiction) and Proceeds of Crime issues (particularly in relation to frozen funds).

He was appointed a Crown Advocate in 2015.

Simon retains his English Practising Certificate and is able to practice at the English Bar.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Regulatory and white-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Simon ThomasBaker & Partners LLP

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

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.