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Gillian is a member of the Corporate Crime and Dispute Resolution teams at LexisPSL.

In practice, Gillian gained a reputation as an excellent litigator, specialising in fraud, white collar crime, civil forfeiture and other litigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. She defended national and international proceedings brought by the SFO, FCA, HMRC, NCA and CPS as well as other regulatory bodies. She also has experience of regulatory investigations. Gillian has advised clients in all aspects of criminal law but specifically in relation to fraud and corruption allegations, money laundering, and tax evasion. Earlier in her career at the Crown Prosecution Service and Revenue and Customs Prosecution Service, Gillian worked on a number of noteworthy general crime and proceeds of crime cases. 

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 Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against the Commercial Court’s decision to grant the respondents permission to bring committal proceedings against Mr Makdessi...

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The much anticipated judgment in Mitchell v News Group Newspaper Limited was today handed down by the Court of Appeal . This case can be regarded as easily the most...

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The minutes of the CPR Committee meeting held on 11 October 2013 raise a number of issues of interest to dispute resolution lawyers, including work on pre-action...

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The Supreme Court has considered the application of arts 27 and 28 of the Judgments Regulation which consider the jurisdiction of the court where there are concurrent...

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We have received informal guidance as to how cases in the Technology and Construction Court (‘the TCC’) in the Northern Circuit are being dealt with, including...

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There have been a flurry of conferences and seminars recently surrounding the theme of Jackson—six months on [check back later for our follow up posts to last week's cost...

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Dispute Resolution analysis by Luke Wygas, barrister at 4 Pump Court Chambers. Coulson J in the TCC has stayed enforcement of an adjudication award based on the financial...

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19 Aug 2013

Hamed v Stevens [2013] EWCA Civ 911 The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the English courts do have jurisdiction over a claim seeking recovery of sums paid for the...

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15 Aug 2013

We are all aware of the recent spate of high profile cases arising out of banking fraud proceedings in which committal orders have been made for breach of freezing...

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1 Jul 2013

Lord Justice Jackson and other senior judges delivered a series of lectures concentrating on how on different aspects of the Final Costs Review would be...

Courts And The Judiciary
Permission for committal application for false statements (Makdessi v Cavendish Square Holdings)
Dispute Resolution

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against the Commercial Court’s decision to grant the respondents permission to bring committal proceedings against Mr Makdessi...

Mitchell decision sends clear message to litigators says Murray Heining
Dispute Resolution

The much anticipated judgment in Mitchell v News Group Newspaper Limited was today handed down by the Court of Appeal . This case can be regarded as easily the most...

7 points to take away from the recent CPR Committee meeting
Dispute Resolution

The minutes of the CPR Committee meeting held on 11 October 2013 raise a number of issues of interest to dispute resolution lawyers, including work on pre-action...

Court jurisdiction and the application of articles 27 and 28 ('The Alexandros T')
Dispute Resolution

The Supreme Court has considered the application of arts 27 and 28 of the Judgments Regulation which consider the jurisdiction of the court where there are concurrent...

TCC Guidance
Dispute Resolution

We have received informal guidance as to how cases in the Technology and Construction Court (‘the TCC’) in the Northern Circuit are being dealt with, including...

Costs in the headlines: anticipating the ripple effect of Mitchell
Dispute Resolution

There have been a flurry of conferences and seminars recently surrounding the theme of Jackson—six months on [check back later for our follow up posts to last week's cost...

Misleading statements on financial position result in stay of adjudication enforcement (Pioneer Cladding v John Graham Construction)
Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution analysis by Luke Wygas, barrister at 4 Pump Court Chambers. Coulson J in the TCC has stayed enforcement of an adjudication award based on the financial...

Claim not 'dependent' on rights to land in Egypt so English jurisdiction established
Dispute Resolution

Hamed v Stevens [2013] EWCA Civ 911 The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the English courts do have jurisdiction over a claim seeking recovery of sums paid for the...

Should absent contemnors continue to have a right of appeal?
Dispute Resolution

We are all aware of the recent spate of high profile cases arising out of banking fraud proceedings in which committal orders have been made for breach of freezing...

Jackson Reforms: The Practical Impact
Dispute Resolution

Lord Justice Jackson and other senior judges delivered a series of lectures concentrating on how on different aspects of the Final Costs Review would be...

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