Preston Legal, based in new offices at 27 Hill Street, St Helier, has welcomed the appointments of two new members to their growing team. Both litigators, Ian Jones and Francesca Pinel joined Preston Legal in March and April of this year respectively.
Ian qualified in 2008 and is an experienced Courtroom Advocate. Ian’s primary expertise is as a commercial and civil litigator who enjoys a reputation as a robust and effective Advocate. Ian has appeared in a wide variety of cases including: trust and corporate disputes; contentious and non-contentious insolvency; regulatory disputes and investigations; and property disputes (both commercial and residential). Ian also enjoys an excellent reputation as an expert in criminal litigation and looks forward to consolidating and enhancing Preston Legal’s reputation as one of Jersey’s premier, boutique, dispute resolution law firms.
Francesca’s appointment follows from her recent admission to the Jersey Bar having successfully completed the local Advocacy exams at the end of last year. In her short career Francesca has already cemented her excellent reputation as a specialist criminal Advocate. Shortly after qualifying Francesca was instructed to appear in a significant sentencing case before the Superior Number of the Royal Court; a difficult instruction and confirmation of Francesca’s already well-established reputation as an excellent criminal litigator.
Commenting on the recent recruitments Advocate Mike Preston said:
“I am delighted that Ian and Francesca have chosen to join the firm. They are both talented lawyers, dedicated to achieving the best possible results for their clients. The vision of this firm is based on what I have found both individual and institutional clients always want; access to quality legal advice and the ability to consult their lawyers whenever they need that advice, at a cost that is not prohibitive. Ian and Francesca are both very highly-regarded and complement the profile of the firm. I look forward to working with them as the firm continues to grow and develop.”