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Strengths

Iain Pester
Routinely handles insolvency instructions on behalf of distressed corporates and individuals. His areas of skill include directors' disqualification proceedings and shareholder disputes, while he is particularly well known for his handling of high-value contentious insolvency claims.
"He always provides insightful advice and displays considerable judgement as to what will be effective before a court." "He is very good technically and effective in commercial litigation - he is always very well prepared."
Recent work: Successfully obtained an injunction preventing the presentation of a winding-up petition. This was followed at a subsequent contested costs hearing by an order that the liquidators of Holaw (Ashton), which had threatened to present a winding-up petition, pay the costs personally.

Strengths

Iain Pester
A Russian speaker with a good reputation for commercial chancery work. His practice has a particular focus on fraud and insolvency matters.
"Got a very good eye for detail and has a very good grasp of legal issues. He is able to exploit the other side's deficiencies or mistakes quite ruthlessly." "Incredibly bright, extremely deep-thinking and extremely well prepared, he puts cases forward in an extremely effective way and understands complicated issues."
Recent work: Acted for two defendants in a case concerning claims of alleged civil fraud in relation to the running of a foundation school.

Strengths

Iain Pester
Has worked on a number of high-profile civil fraud cases and, being a fluent Russian speaker, is an expert in work emanating from that country. He acts for both claimants and defendants. He is noted for his skills in obtaining injunctive relief.
"He has great judgement. He is effective at getting his points across to the judge." "Good attention to detail."
Recent work: Acted in Danilina v Navigator Equities, Chernukhin and Kargin, a dispute between two Russian businessmen concerning the true ownership of a company.