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Baker & Partners




Wiliam is both a Jersey Advocate and an English Barrister.  He has over 20 years’ experience of litigation and a focus on courtroom advocacy.  He practised at the English Bar for 13 years, appearing in court every woork, before moving to work in Jersey in 2008.  He was appointed as a Crown Advocate in 2012.

William has appeared in many notable recent commercial and trust cases in Jersey.  He leads the Baker & Partners team representing a bank-owned trust company in Crociani v Crociani, one of the biggeset breach of trust cases in recent years in Jersey which came to trial in 2017.  The trial lasted three months.  The litigation has given rise to numerous judgments on various aspects of Jersey trusts law and procedure.

William has extensive experience of obtaining creative and effective freezing and disclosure orders in support of both Jersey and overseas litigation.

He also prosecutes and defends in serious criminal cases including fraud.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

William RedgraveBaker & Partners

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.

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Regulatory and white-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

William RedgraveBaker & 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.