Bethany Histed, Associate, Dispute Resolution

Bethany Histed


Personal Profile

Bethany is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution department.

She has experience of acting for both claimants and defendants in commercial litigation and civil fraud matters with multi-jurisdictional elements. Bethany has worked on contentious cases of significant value involving complex commercial disputes, breach of fiduciary and director's duties, breach of contract claims and claims under the Insolvency Act 1986.

Having trained at Mishcon de Reya, Bethany also gained significant experience acting for high net worth individuals and corporate clients in the Corporate, Employment and Litigation departments.

Key Experience

  • Acted for a Swiss lawyer who was appointed the executor of an English Estate in defending a claim seeking his removal under section 50 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 by the sole beneficiary of the estate. The matter included allegations of fraud and theft, and was part of a worldwide series of criminal and civil claims in various territories including the Cayman Islands, BVI, Delaware, Israel, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Successfully applied for summary judgment on behalf of our client on his counterclaim - Perry v Neupert [2018] EWHC 88 (Ch)
  • Assisted in acting for an ultra-high net worth individual in the defence of civil fraud proceedings worth $380m, resulting in a strike-out of the claim and discharge of a worldwide freezing order: PJSC Tatneft v (1) Gennady Bogolyubov (2) Igor Kolomoisky (3) Alexander Yaroslavsky (4) Pavel Ovcharenko and others [2016] EWHC 1596 (Comm)
  • Assisted in acting for CFL Finance Limited in the challenge of an individual voluntary arrangement on the grounds of unfair prejudice and material irregularity: CFL Finance Limited v (1) David Rubin, (2) David Buchler (as joint supervisors of Moises Gertner's Voluntary Arrangement) and (3) Moises Gertner [2017] EWHC 111 (Ch)
  • Assisted in acting for an employer to secure and serve an order for the delivery-up of confidential information taken by a former employee and computer imaging of that employee's electronic devices.

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Paralegal, DWF LLP
LPC, University of Law, Bloomsbury
Law BA, University of Cambridge, Churchill College


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