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Two Baker & Partners Team Members Promoted as Pupil Gains Recognition for Advocacy Excellence

March 2018

Baker & Partners, a specialist litigation and dispute resolution practice based in Jersey Channel Islands, has promoted two members of its legal team to Associates of the firm following their successful completion of the Jersey Law Exams.  At the same time, one of their Pupil Barristers has gained the Middle Temple and a Master David Blunt QC prize while participating in the Middle Temple Advocacy Course 2018. 

Kate Ferbrache and Phillip Brown were promoted after being formally sworn in by the Royal Court of Jersey as 'Écrivain', or Jersey Solicitors, in November 2017 and January 2018, respectively. Kate joined Baker & Partners in 2011 and graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Laws in 2013. As a member of Baker & Partners' legal team, Kate provides assistance to advocates working on both criminal prosecution and defence cases. She also works with clients on a variety of regulatory matters.  Phillip joined the firm in 2012 and undertook his Legal Practice Course at BPP University Law School in 2015. He is primarily focused on civil and commercial litigation and is currently involved in complex asset recovery proceedings from multi-jurisdictional fraud.

Pupil Barrister, Amita Chohan gained the Middle Temple and a Master David Blunt QC prize while participating in the Middle Temple Advocacy Course in 2018, for producing one of the strongest Court of Appeal skeleton arguments out of approximately twenty pupils in her class.  Amita recently completed the first six months of her English Pupillage under the supervision of Partner, Simon Thomas and Senior Partner, Stephen Baker.  In March 2018, she will begin the second six months at 5 Stone Buildings, a leading Chancery set based in Lincoln’s Inn, London.

Stephen Baker, commented: 

"I would like to congratulate Kate and Philip on their promotion. They have been valued members of Baker & Partners for several years and have shown commitment to the firm, their studies and our clients. I applaud Amita for winning a prize for one of the best skeleton arguments. She faced stiff competition from other pupil barristers. Written arguments are a vital part of preparation for court proceedings. It sets the foundation for the best presentation of a client’s case and is an essential skill for all advocates. I am pleased to begin 2018 with such positive news."

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