- Called: 2007
Called in 2007, Lewis is an experienced commercial law specialist. Lewis regularly act for major institutions with particular expertise in the recovery of assets and money in difficult circumstances and from dishonest debtors.
In court on a weekly basis, he is an experienced technical commercial litigator with an ability to quickly identify key factual or legal advantages.
His opinions are clear, concise and practical. His pleadings regularly secure costs and strike out advantages early in litigation. His approach is thorough with good commercial legal knowledge and judgement and his cross-examination is detailed and effective.
- Asset and debt recovery
- Cross-border enforcement
- Fraudulent and dishonest litigants
- Corporate and personal insolvency
- Directors’ duties, shareholder rights and derivative claims
- Company and partnership disputes
- Sale of goods and services
Cognita Schools v Nishanth 1 October 2015
successfully appealing a costs order where the judge at first instance had had a wide discretion and ostensible grounds to award costs against his client.
Cooley v Patterson 23 December 2014 TCC
in which, over the course of a four day trial, Lewis proved the fabrication of 18 invoices and letters which had been carefully designed and intermingled with real correspondence to mislead the Court.
Bank of Cyprus v Ducker High Court Queen’s Bench Division 10 October 2014
successfully obtaining a final charging order in a case considering whether charging orders constituted prohibited enforcement or actions to preserve property within the meaning of the rules for the enforcement of foreign judgments.
Gayle-Childs v Timmis  EWHC 4283 (Ch)
in which a General Civil Restraining Order was obtained against a litigator in insolvency proceedings following claims relating to directors’ duties.
Zafar v Waltham Forest LBC High Court Chancery Division 6 February 2014
in which the court practice of dismissing applications to set aside statutory demands on paper was examined.
Rowley v Dunlop  EWHC 1995
producing written submissions to successfully resist an application to strike out a claim based on the alleged inadmissibility of expert evidence.
Lewis lectures on the legal issues in commercial finance.
Lewis Preston has written articles for Westlaw on:
- Orders for sale by Trustees in Bankruptcy of co-owned property
Downing College, Cambridge – Law MA (Hons) (Cantab)
King’s College, London – LLM (Distinction)
Inns of Court School of Law – BVC