30 July 2023

Channel Islands: premier independents

Alongside the legal giants of the offshore world, Jersey and Guernsey are home to a number of high quality smaller independent firms 


JERSEY – Baker & Partners

Among the big offshore firms whose offices line St Helier’s Esplanade and the surrounding streets are several highly-capable boutiques – mostly, but not exclusively, specialising in litigation. Prominent among them is Baker & Partners. Senior partner Stephen Baker established his eponymous firm after moving from London.  “When I started here 20 years ago, I didn’t perhaps appreciate the particular challenges in setting up in an offshore centre,” he says. His efforts have since paid dividends: Baker himself now has a Band 1 Chambers and Partners ranking for Offshore: Dispute Resolution while his firm enjoys a Tier 1 ranking for Jersey Dispute Resolution in the Legal 500, alongside Carey Olsen, Collas Crill, Mourant and Ogier.


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