Stephen Baker is an English Barrister, Jersey Advocate and Senior Partner of specialist litigation and dispute resolution practice based in Jersey Channel Islands, Baker & Partners.
Having been called to the English Bar in 1989, Stephen is a highly-experienced Court room Advocate, specialising in complex criminal and regulatory law, as well as international commercial and trusts litigation.
Stephen is a specialist in conducting investigations into the flow of suspected corrupt payments made to politicians through Jersey and has been responsible for suspicious activity reports and investigations on behalf of both the Attorney General of Jersey and the Jersey Financial Services Commission.
He also has expertise in cases involving complex fraud and money laundering, particularly those with an international and political dimension. In the UK, Stephen has been instructed to prosecute by the Serious Fraud Office, the Inland Revenue, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise, and the Department of Public Prosecutions Head Quarters.
Outside of Jersey and the UK, he has advised the United Nations on matters of confiscation and been instructed by a large non-European state to advise on meeting legislative standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. He is an appointed Crown Advocate and has regularly acted for foreign governments including the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the Kenyan Anti-Corruption Commission.
Stephen regularly speaks on the topics of corruption and asset recovery to a global audience, and is frequently asked by the national media to comment on matters of international co-operation in compliance and confiscation.
Stephen is the Jersey representative of FraudNet and also sits on the board of the Jersey Institute of Law.
In 2017, Stephen gained international peer recognition for his work in asset recovery, having been appointed Senior Vice Chair of the International Bar Association’s Asset Recovery Subcommittee. Throughout his two-year appointment, Stephen will engage with IBA’s global membership and work with other IBA committees to contribute to the organisation’s conferences.
Baker & Partners
Baker & Partners is a specialist litigation and dispute resolution practice based in Jersey Channel Islands. The firm provides objective, clear and practical advice and has been at the forefront of some the Island’s most complex and high value litigation cases.
Since its inception in 2003, Baker & Partners has gained a global reputation for its expertise in its niche practice areas and regularly appears among other high ranking organisations in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories.