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Jack Pestill


T: 020 7842 1411 (DDI)
T: 020 7583 2222

Jack is an associate in our dispute resolution team and is based in our City of London office. He has experience and expertise dealing with a wide range of commercial disputes.

About Jack

Jack graduated from University College London in 2005 with First Class Honours in English. In the same year he was awarded the John Oliver Hobbes Memorial Scholarship Prize for academic achievement. He obtained his Masters in English with Distinction from University College London in 2006. Jack made the transition into law in 2006, studying at BPP Law School. Jack joined Royds (now Royds Withy King) as a trainee in 2008 and qualified in 2010.

Jack deals with a wide range of dispute resolution matters, including:

  • complex contractual disputes
  • professional negligence claims
  • insolvency matters
  • fraud
  • pension-related matters
  • cross-border commercial disputes
  • construction disputes.

Jack is an experienced litigator in the High Court and County Courts, and conducts his own advocacy where appropriate. He is experienced in various forms of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), including mediation, adjudication and arbitration.

Jack’s recent clients include airlines, international banks, business transfer agents, recruitment consultants, IT firms, retailers, trusts and pension schemes. He has also acted for a variety of small to medium size businesses, and on behalf of individuals and a number of high profile and celebrity clients.

Work Highlights

Jack’s work highlights include:

  • acting on behalf of a well-known business transfer agent who was seeking a commission fee following the sale of a multi-million pound property portfolio. Jack successfully negotiated payment of the commission fee plus legal costs.
  • representing a well-known recruitment company that was seeking a commission fee for placement of a candidate in a high-end city job. Jack successfully secured at trial an order that the client be paid the full amount of its claim plus legal costs.
  • negotiating a speedy settlement for a famous music venue in a dispute concerning the professional negligence of its former solicitors.
  • negotiating a very favourable settlement in a construction dispute with contractors over the redevelopment work to a London landmark.
  • acting on behalf of the trustees of a major occupational pension scheme and successfully bringing the winding-up of the scheme to its conclusion and securing the distribution of benefits to its members.


Jack is a member of The City of London Law Society and The Young Lawyers’ Group.


Outside of work, Jack’s interests include music, sports and travelling.

Generally, clients come to me because they have a problem or they are involved in a dispute of some kind. Disputes are often complicated. It’s therefore vital that a client is properly advised of their position and the options available to them, and that an appropriate strategy is put in place to help the client achieve the best outcome possible. I enjoy working with clients to achieve that end.

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