Offshore litigation QC appointed by Jersey law firm

05/07/2018 News Team

Jersey-based litigation and dispute resolution firm Baker & Partners has appointed James Corbett QC as senior counsel. 

He is one of the first English QC to join a Jersey firm, and joins the firm from the London office of international disputes and investigations law firm Kobre & Kim. Mr Corbett is a barrister with experience in international trusts, insolvency and commercial disputes in major offshore jurisdictions worldwide. He has also been a member of prestigious commercial barristers’ chambers Serle Court in Lincoln’s Inn, London. 

Mr Corbett specialises in cross-border litigation in English and Commonwealth courts, with an emphasis on disputes in the financial services and technology industries and those relating to insolvency. His work involves complex banking and securities matters, including claims of over £100 million by non-English banks, brokerage firms and other institutions against major international banks including Standard Chartered Bank, JPMorgan Chase and The Royal Bank of Scotland.  

Stephen Baker, senior partner of Baker & Partners, said Mr Corbett’s hire "represents a major expansion of our international reach and capability, as we continue to emerge as a major player in offshore disputes and litigation in Jersey and worldwide.”

This appointment follows the recent launch of Baker & Partners’ US-based sister firm Baker de Kluiver in September 2017. 

Baker & Partners is a Jersey-based specialist litigation and dispute resolution law practice. The firm acts for private clients, UK & international law firms, foreign governments, and businesses.

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