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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.

Barry specialises in international arbitration and commercial litigation. He trained and practised at Jones Day before joining Pinsent Masons. At LexisNexis, Barry is Head of Arbitration and Head of the Lexis®PSL Dispute Resolution Group.

In practice, Barry’s work included commercial, aviation and technology arbitrations pursuant to international arbitral rules, involving UK and international clients. He also has a background in general commercial, civil fraud and IT litigation, including experience before the High Court. While in private practice, Barry worked with a broad range of clients from the private and public sectors.

At LexisNexis, when not focused on the strategic development and operational requirements of the Dispute Resolution Group, Barry’s content work focuses on the law and practice of international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. In addition to his work for Lexis®PSL, Barry contributes to the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Blog and New Law Journal on litigation and arbitration matters

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The court resolved the costs dispute as it held that forcing the parties to proceed to a trial simply to resolve costs would be disproportionate and wasteful. It also...

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This case considered the legal test and evidential burden required to succeed with a claim for dishonest assistance in relation to a breach of duty by a fiduciary. The...

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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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In a judgment littered with criticism of the decision below, the Court of Appeal has allowed ENRC’s appeal against the declarations made by Mrs Justice Andrews in May...

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26 Jul 2018

The Court of Appeal found that the conditional fee agreement (CFA) was not restricted to the claim against the named defendant. In arriving at this conclusion, it had...

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17 Jul 2018

The respondents in this case had devised a complex fraud, resulting in attempts to enforce default judgments against the appellant, AXA Insurance UK plc (Axa). The fraud...

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21 Jun 2018

In this case, the Court of Appeal decided that the respondent debt collection firm was not vicariously liable for the tortious acts (arising out of assault, battery and...

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19 Jun 2018

The High Court’s judgment in Various Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarkets is significant in that this is a group litigation case involving a costs award arising out of a...

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8 Jun 2018

Richard Munden, barrister at 5RB, examines a High Court decision to restrain an unknown defendant from publishing data he had stolen when he hacked into the claimant...

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30 May 2018

“Modern litigation rarely raises truly fundamental issues in the law of contract.  This appeal is exceptional.  It raises two of them”: MWB Business Exchange Centres v...

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Court resolves costs dispute to avoid trial (Sheffield v Sheffield & Ors)
Dispute Resolution

The court resolved the costs dispute as it held that forcing the parties to proceed to a trial simply to resolve costs would be disproportionate and wasteful. It also...

High bar to discharge burden of proof in dishonest assistance claim (Autogas (Europe) Ltd v Ochocki)
Dispute Resolution

This case considered the legal test and evidential burden required to succeed with a claim for dishonest assistance in relation to a breach of duty by a fiduciary. The...

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...

SFO v ENRC—Take 2 (the cat is most definitely among the pigeons)
Dispute Resolution

In a judgment littered with criticism of the decision below, the Court of Appeal has allowed ENRC’s appeal against the declarations made by Mrs Justice Andrews in May...

Court of Appeal—CFA valid even though wrong defendant named (Malone v Birmingham Community NHS Trust)
Dispute Resolution

The Court of Appeal found that the conditional fee agreement (CFA) was not restricted to the claim against the named defendant. In arriving at this conclusion, it had...

Court of Appeal affirms basis for awarding exemplary damages (AXA Insurance UK plc v Financial Claims Solutions Ltd)
Dispute Resolution

The respondents in this case had devised a complex fraud, resulting in attempts to enforce default judgments against the appellant, AXA Insurance UK plc (Axa). The fraud...

Court of Appeal—debt collection firm is not vicariously liable for tortious acts of bailiffs (Kafagi v JBW Group Limited)
Dispute Resolution

In this case, the Court of Appeal decided that the respondent debt collection firm was not vicariously liable for the tortious acts (arising out of assault, battery and...

Costs discounted by 60% to reflect issues on which claimants did not succeed (Various Claimants v Morrisons)
Dispute Resolution

The High Court’s judgment in Various Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarkets is significant in that this is a group litigation case involving a costs award arising out of a...

Injunctive relief for company blackmailed by anonymous hacker (PML v Person(s) Unknown)
Dispute Resolution

Richard Munden, barrister at 5RB, examines a High Court decision to restrain an unknown defendant from publishing data he had stolen when he hacked into the claimant...

MWB Business Exchange Centres v Rock Advertising Limited
Dispute Resolution

“Modern litigation rarely raises truly fundamental issues in the law of contract.  This appeal is exceptional.  It raises two of them”: MWB Business Exchange Centres v...

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