Dispute Resolution

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Janna is a dispute resolution lawyer. She deals primarily with cross border issues and is active in the work being undertaken in relation to the implications of Brexit for Dispute Resolution lawyers. Janna also heads up a LexisNexis costs team bringing together expertise from across the company to deal with the costs issues facing the profession.

 

James is an arbitration specialist. He has more than 25 years’ experience of ad hoc, trade association, institutional and investment arbitrations as a solicitor in London and Paris, as a former Registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and as a case assessor for legal costs insurers and third party funders. His background as a lawyer is in international trade, commodities, shipping and insurance.

He trained at Withers in London and then spent four years in the firm’s Paris office. He was admitted as an avocat at the Paris bar (1994 – 2008). Returning to London, he spent more than 13 years at Holman Fenwick Willan in its Trade & Energy group. As Registrar and Deputy Director General of the LCIA in 2008 – 2012, he oversaw the administration of more than a thousand commercial arbitrations and assisted with a review of its Arbitration Rules. He subsequently spent two years at Thomas Miller Legal, assessing and managing a wide range of commercial and investment claims on behalf of insurers and funders. Returning to private practice in 2015, he spent a year in Stephenson Harwood’s International Arbitration group where he assisted on ICC and LCIA arbitrations, principally oil and gas disputes.

James is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. At LexisNexis, James works on the Lexis®PSL Arbitration module.

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In Deutsche Bank v Sebastian Holdings [2017] EWHC 913 (Comm), Judge Waksman QC has refused to set aside or stay a court order dealing with detailed assessment of costs...

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Much has changed in the world of freezing injunctions in the 50-something years since these remedies were developed by the courts. The first reported instance of the...

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Summary judgment can be a powerful weapon for a claimant in a dispute. However, is it appropriate for an essentially factual dispute? This was considered by Akenhead J in...

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The Designated Civil Judge for the Birmingham Civil Justice Centre, HHJ McKenna, has published a note which applies with immediate effect to consent applications in the...

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On 22 April 2014, the County Court Remedies Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/982) (the 2014 Regulations) come into force. We have summarised the impact of the 2014 Regulations...

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Court considers whether to set aside or stay a court order (Deutsche Bank v Sebastian Holdings)
Dispute Resolution

In Deutsche Bank v Sebastian Holdings [2017] EWHC 913 (Comm), Judge Waksman QC has refused to set aside or stay a court order dealing with detailed assessment of costs...

Injunctions and imprisonment: how the English courts support London arbitration
Dispute Resolution

James Clanchy considers recent Commercial Court decisions which have confirmed the lengths to which the court will go to support London seated arbitrations. The message...

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Dispute Resolution

Much has changed in the world of freezing injunctions in the 50-something years since these remedies were developed by the courts. The first reported instance of the...

Summary judgment is not always appropriate
Dispute Resolution

Summary judgment can be a powerful weapon for a claimant in a dispute. However, is it appropriate for an essentially factual dispute? This was considered by Akenhead J in...

Birmingham Civil Justice Centre issues note as to consent applications to vary directions
Dispute Resolution

The Designated Civil Judge for the Birmingham Civil Justice Centre, HHJ McKenna, has published a note which applies with immediate effect to consent applications in the...

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On 22 April 2014, the County Court Remedies Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/982) (the 2014 Regulations) come into force. We have summarised the impact of the 2014 Regulations...

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