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Baker & Partners
MIDLAND CHAMBERS
2-10 LIBRARY PLACE
ST HELIER
JE1 2BP
Jersey

Position

Partner

Career

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

At Baker & Partners, lawyers focus on white-collar criminal defence and regulatory work. The team is focused on investigations and prosecutions, often handling cases with an international angle, with lawyers who often act on the prosecution side in fraud cases. The group is also called on to assist individuals and entities outside Jersey whose funds have been frozen having been suspected to represent the proceeds of crime. Another area where the firm is active is mutual legal assistance matters, where the team works closely with international law enforcement professionals. Key lawyers are Simon Thomas , who serves as a crown advocate for the attorney general; William Redgrave , who is noted for handling major fraud cases; Stephen Baker , who focuses on asset recovery; and Lynne Gregory , who handles multi-jurisdictional cases, often involving asset-tracing and fraud claims.

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

Baker & Partners is a Jersey litigation boutique, commended for being ‘very coordinated, knowing the local courts well and therefore setting itself the right targets for winning locally‘. Lawyers focus on asset recovery, commercial and trust litigation, as well as contentious insolvencies, with an impressive client list comprising corporates, trustees, beneficiaries, high-net-worth individuals and governments. Founding partner Stephen Baker  has developed a niche in the interaction between civil and criminal law in fraud cases, as well as his main practice, which involves trust and commercial litigation. Simon Thomas  is an external crown advocate, and is frequently instructed by the Jersey attorney general in criminal cases; while William Redgrave  is a veteran of commercial disputes, specialising in obtaining freezing and disclosure orders to assist in asset tracing and the preservation of assets. Lynne Gregory  is the name to note for contentious insolvencies and trust. James Sheedy  and Charlie Sorensen  are also recommended.