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Baker & Partners is Jersey's leading independent offshore specialist litigation firm. We are headquartered in Jersey with a physical presence in London and the Cayman Islands. The firm maintains a unique conflict-free model.
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Senior Partner: Stephen Baker

Number of partners: 5

Number of other fee-earners: 14

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian


Firm Overview:

Baker & Partners is an independent specialist law litigation and dispute resolution practice headquartered in Jersey and with offices in London and Cayman. The firm has been at the forefront of some of the most complex and high value offshore litigation.

Baker & Partners’ lawyers have extensive practical experience in the courts of Jersey, England and Wales, Cayman and the BVI.


Main Areas of Practice:

Civil & Commercial Litigation

Contentious Trusts

Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery

Crime

Regulatory

Matrimonial


Civil & Commercial Litigation:

Baker & Partners has a leading reputation for resolving high-value, and often complex, civil and commercial disputes. The firm acts for local and international businesses, banks and financial institutions as well as consumers in a range of actions including shareholder disputes; banking litigation; civil fraud claims; breach of contract/covenant claims; injunctions and disclosure orders; conflict of laws and jurisdiction disputes; and financial product mis-selling claims.


Contentious Trusts:

Baker & Partners acts for beneficiaries, trustees and other fiduciaries on a range of contentious trust matters; including acting in a long running litigation relating to the administration of a substantial family charitable trust which resulted in orders for the removal of the corporate trustee. The firm currently acts for BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation in Crociani v Crociani, one of the biggest trust disputes in Jersey in recent years. The firm acted for the plaintiff in a £30 million claim for breach of fiduciary duty against a former director of a Kenyan company and against a major Jersey financial services provider for its role in dishonestly assisting in a fraud that lasted over 30 years. The firm regularly advises and acts for trustees and beneficiaries in respect of breach of trust claims; asset tracing and constructive trust claims; trustee applications for directions; disputes over trust administration and the exercise of powers; and the removal and/or substitution of trustees.


Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery:

The firm has unparalleled experience in bringing and defending major international fraud claims and asset recovery actions before the Jersey courts. The firm acts for foreign governments, NGOs, multinational corporations and private individuals in some of the most complex and high value political corruption, forfeiture and judgment enforcement actions, including asset tracing claims; confiscation proceedings; freezing injunctions; disclosure orders; search and seize orders; civil fraud claims; and fraudulent breach of trust claims. The firm has successfully acted in ground breaking asset tracing litigation to secure a judgment for US$30 million for the Federal Republic of Brazil, and in separate litigation brought by the Republic of Mozambique to recover the proceeds of bribes.


Regulatory & Insolvency:

The firm is regularly instructed by regulators, financial institutions and private individuals to advise and act in an array of often highly complex and challenging situations

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Contacts:

Civil & Commercial Litigation: Stephen Baker, Simon Thomas, William Redgrave, James Corbett QC, Gerard Clarke, Lynne Gregory

Contentious Trusts: Stephen Baker, Simon Thomas, William Redgrave, James Corbett QC, Gerard Clarke, James Sheedy, Lynne Gregory

Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery: Stephen Baker, Simon Thomas, William Redgrave, Julian Gollop, Cyril Whelan, James Corbett QC, Gerard Clarke, Charles Sorensen, Lynne Gregory

Regulatory: William Redgrave

Matrimonial: Simon Thomas

International: Robert Jones and Adam Crane

Baker & Partners is the Jersey representative of the ICC Commercial Crime Network, FraudNet, Stephen Baker is Chairman of the Jersey Institute of Law.

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This firm is also ranked in:

UK 2022 Europe 2022 Litigation Support 2022

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James Sheedy
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Stephen Baker
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