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 Resolutions 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.

 

Virginia specialises in general domestic and international commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Virginia trained, qualified and practiced with Pinsent Masons before moving to Marriott Harrison where she continued in practice for a further seven years.

In practice, Virginia acted in a variety of general commercial disputes covering areas including  intellectual property, fraud, defamation, misrepresentation, breach of contract, debt recovery, breach of restrictive covenants and company and shareholders’ disputes.

Virginia is Head of Dispute Resolution at Lexis®PSL and, when not focused on the strategic development and operational requirements of the Dispute Resolution module, her content work focuses on case management and evidence in civil litigation. She also regularly contributes to the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Blog.

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: The Damages Based Agreements Regulations Reform Project 2019 held a conference on Thursday 17th October to present the newly drafted 2019 Damages-based Agreements...

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4 Oct 2019

The 110th update—practice direction amendments extends the Electronic Working Pilot Scheme to the Senior Court Costs Office (SCCO). It does this by changes to CPR PD 51O...

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In Horne (as executrix of the estate of Edward Horne, deceased) v Prescot (No.1) Ltd [2019] EWHC 1322 (QB), Nicol J provided guidance on the vexed issue of whether Part...

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27 Jun 2019

In Malmsten v Bohinc [2019] EWHC 1386 (Ch), the High Court allowed an appeal in part against an order for costs made following detailed assessment. The judgment helpfully...

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25 Jun 2019

This decision includes a comprehensive review and summary of earlier decisions in which comment was made on what may or may not represent a ‘significant development’...

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8 Jan 2019

The 102nd practice direction update comes into force on Monday 14 January 2019 and will run for two years until 13 January 2021.

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29 Nov 2018

The government is conducting the second post-implementation review of regulations which were introduced in 2014 to regulate the operation of enforcement agents and the...

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27 Sep 2018

The Court of Appeal overturned an order requiring a company director and majority shareholder to pay the significant costs incurred when the defendant company was itself...

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13 Sep 2018

HHJ Pearce applied the Court of Appeal authority in Conlon v Royal & Sun Alliance to retrospectively reallocate a case to the small claims track. The claim consisted...

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24 Aug 2018

In Various Claimants v Scott Fowler Solicitors (a firm) & Ors [2018] EWHC 1891 (Ch) (27 July 2018), Chief Master was required to make a costs management order in a...

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Further reform for the damages based agreements regulation
Dispute Resolution

: The Damages Based Agreements Regulations Reform Project 2019 held a conference on Thursday 17th October to present the newly drafted 2019 Damages-based Agreements...

CE-Filing in the Costs Office from 7 October 2019
Dispute Resolution

The 110th update—practice direction amendments extends the Electronic Working Pilot Scheme to the Senior Court Costs Office (SCCO). It does this by changes to CPR PD 51O...

Interest-exclusive Part 36 offers in detailed assessment proceedings (Horne v Prescot)
Dispute Resolution

In Horne (as executrix of the estate of Edward Horne, deceased) v Prescot (No.1) Ltd [2019] EWHC 1322 (QB), Nicol J provided guidance on the vexed issue of whether Part...

Application of the principles of proportionality (Malmsten v Bohinc)
Dispute Resolution

In Malmsten v Bohinc [2019] EWHC 1386 (Ch), the High Court allowed an appeal in part against an order for costs made following detailed assessment. The judgment helpfully...

Failure to anticipate work does not justify a revision to a costs budget (Seekings v Moores)
Dispute Resolution

This decision includes a comprehensive review and summary of earlier decisions in which comment was made on what may or may not represent a ‘significant development’...

In force date for Capped Costs Pilot Scheme
Dispute Resolution

The 102nd practice direction update comes into force on Monday 14 January 2019 and will run for two years until 13 January 2021.

Enforcement agents and their fees
Dispute Resolution

The government is conducting the second post-implementation review of regulations which were introduced in 2014 to regulate the operation of enforcement agents and the...

Court of Appeal considers non-party cost orders
Dispute Resolution

The Court of Appeal overturned an order requiring a company director and majority shareholder to pay the significant costs incurred when the defendant company was itself...

Court retrospectively re-allocates claim to the small track after trial, so impacting costs recovery (Kavak v FMC Chemicals Ltd)
Dispute Resolution

HHJ Pearce applied the Court of Appeal authority in Conlon v Royal & Sun Alliance to retrospectively reallocate a case to the small claims track. The claim consisted...

Counsel’s fees in a costs budget may be considered ‘aspirational’ if not explained (Various Claimants v Scott Fowler Solicitors (a firm) & Ors)
Dispute Resolution

In Various Claimants v Scott Fowler Solicitors (a firm) & Ors [2018] EWHC 1891 (Ch) (27 July 2018), Chief Master was required to make a costs management order in a...

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