Alina is a Trainee Solicitor and assists the team in various dispute resolution matters, with a focus on asset recovery and civil fraud, including Norwich Pharmacal and Freezing Order cases. As a native Russian speaker, Alina has been heavily involved in claims on behalf of individual and institutional clients from Russia and the CIS.
Before joining the firm in June 2016, Alina spent several years working for a global law firm as well as in a wealth management department of a global bank. She holds a degree in International Law from the Belarusian State University and has completed the LPC at BPP.
Cases of note
PCB acted for the claimant, who had been defrauded of substantial sums of money by being persuaded to transfer money into a bank account belonging to an unknown person. He was granted Norwich Pharmacal relief to obtain information about the account holder and what had happened to his funds. He was granted declaratory relief in relation to the traceable proceeds of the fraud. The Court was satisfied that the evidence showed that it was strongly arguable that a fraud had been carried out and it was in the public interest for the relevant bank to provide the information necessary for the owner of the bank account to be identified because of the conduct alleged.