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

Position

Partner advocate. 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.

Career

Trained 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.

Memberships

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

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Stephen BakerBaker & 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

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.