Stephanie Silverston, Associate, Dispute Resolution

Stephanie Silverston

Associate

Personal Profile

Stephanie is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution department.

She acts for high net worth individuals and their businesses in complex contentious matters of significant value, often with cross-border elements.  Her experience includes acting for both claimants and defendants in commercial litigation and civil fraud matters with multi-jurisdictional elements and crisis management.  She has acted for clients bringing and responding to freezing orders and proprietary injunctions, and dealing with asset disclosure and asset protection issues.

Stephanie has worked on cases involving fraud, bribery and corruption, complex commercial and trust disputes, breach of fiduciary duties and matters involving misrepresentation.

Having trained at Mishcon de Reya, Stephanie also gained significant experience in the Private Contentious, Corporate, Tax, and Family departments, which she draws on in her current role.

Stephanie is a member of the Fraud Women's Network and Young Fraud Lawyers Association.

Key Experience

  • Obtained a post-judgment freezing order for a Saudi prince in a high-profile shareholder dispute, which involved cross-unfair prejudice petitions and the assertion of sovereign immunity.
  • Acted for an UHNW family in defending sham trust claims against trusts in multiple jurisdictions including Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Jersey.
  • Acted for a charity and family members to successfully recover assets from a substantial estate from which they had been disinherited. The dispute concerned issues of lack of capacity, want of knowledge and approval and undue influence.
  • Assisted with obtaining a worldwide asset-freezing injunction against Sheikh Saud Al-Thani, a member of the royal family of Qatar and one of the world's most prolific collectors of art and antiquities.
  • Defended an individual in an alleged jewellery theft and conspiracy claim.
  • Negotiated a settlement with a bank on behalf of a charitable trust in connection with fraudulent transfers.

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Paralegal, Mishcon de Reya 
University College London, Ancient World

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