Jersey: Advocate Mike Preston Joins The Partnership Of Hatstone Lawyers
Last Updated: 18 May 2015

Hatstone Lawyers is delighted to announce that Mike Preston has joined the firm as a Group Partner. Mike enhances Hatstone Lawyers' existing litigation and dispute resolution team, and brings the number of partners to six and the total number of qualified lawyers in the firm to 32.

Mike is a highly experienced and well-respected trial lawyer, specialising in trust and commercial dispute resolution as well as having appeared in several of the major criminal trials of recent years. He qualified as an English Solicitor in 1991 before returning to Jersey in 1993. He was sworn in as an Advocate of the Royal Court in 1999, becoming a Partner in his previous Jersey practice a year later. Mike is a member of the Advocates and Solicitors Examination Board and also sits as a Deputy Chair of the Jersey Employment and Discrimination Tribunal.

Mike brings with him many years' experience in the Jersey legal and financial services industry.

Group Partner Simon Vivian commented:

"We are absolutely delighted to welcome Mike on board as a Group Partner. He has built a reputation as one of Jersey's leading trial lawyers in trust disputes and high-profile criminal cases. This appointment marks the next step in our development."

Since the establishment of Hatstone's litigation and dispute resolution team in 2012, it has advised on several major pieces of litigation and has helped several clients achieve excellent results without the cost of expensive court proceedings. This appointment can only increase the firm's ability to cater for the requirements of existing and new clients in this area.

Hatstone Lawyers, a Top 15 Offshore Law Firm (in a survey published by The Lawyer in February 2015), is acknowledged as a leading boutique law firm providing legal services from its three offices in Jersey, Panama and South Africa. Since its inception in December 2011, the firm has not only seen considerable growth, it has also recently enjoyed significant recognition, having been shortlisted for the prestigious Lawyer Awards in the Offshore Law Firm of the Year category.

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