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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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How have the proposed court closures affected lawyers and their clients? We asked Caroline Watson, a Senior Associate in the dispute resolution team at Gardner Leader in...

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Fortnightly ‘urgent applications’ list for urgent Chancery masters’ business have been introduced. An information note published on 7 September 2015 advising of the new...

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The Chancery Division has allowed British Airways' (BA) appeal [British Airways plc v Spencer and others (trustees of the Airways pensions scheme) [2015] EWHC 2477 (Ch),...

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The Chancery Division issued an Information Note dated 20 July 2015 which took effect immediately, covering:extending time limits for procedural...

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The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has granted an application to strike out a claim where the Particulars of Claim (POC) had still not been served six weeks...

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The long-awaited decision in Coventry v Lawrence [2015] UKSC 50 was handed down on 22 July 2015. For those who are not familiar with the saga, the Supreme Court was...

Courts And The Judiciary
Proposed court closures: glass half full?
Dispute Resolution

How have the proposed court closures affected lawyers and their clients? We asked Caroline Watson, a Senior Associate in the dispute resolution team at Gardner Leader in...

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Dispute Resolution

The UK Supreme Court has, today, handed down judgment in two appeals brought by ex-wives against divorce settlements following alleged material non-disclosure on the...

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Dispute Resolution

1 October 2015 saw the introduction of three new service gateways. For practitioners the issue will be the extent to which these will assist in obtaining permission to...

Litigation friends and the challenges with CFAs: is there a need for change?
Dispute Resolution

The models for volume personal injury providers may have to be changed after the unintended consequences of the Jackson reforms were put under the spotlight in the two...

Amended claim form: Is there a requirement to reseal before service?
Dispute Resolution

The CPR allows a claim form to be amended prior to service without court permission, but does the amended claim form itself need to be sealed prior to service?This...

Urgent business in the Chancery division
Dispute Resolution

Fortnightly ‘urgent applications’ list for urgent Chancery masters’ business have been introduced. An information note published on 7 September 2015 advising of the new...

When is expert evidence 'reasonably required' under rule 35.1? (BA v Spencer)
Dispute Resolution

The Chancery Division has allowed British Airways' (BA) appeal [British Airways plc v Spencer and others (trustees of the Airways pensions scheme) [2015] EWHC 2477 (Ch),...

Chancery Division: agreed extensions of time and sealing Tomlin Orders
Dispute Resolution

The Chancery Division issued an Information Note dated 20 July 2015 which took effect immediately, covering:extending time limits for procedural...

High Court takes unforgiving stance on request for relief from sanctions (North Midland Construction Plc v Geo Networks Limited)
Dispute Resolution

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has granted an application to strike out a claim where the Particulars of Claim (POC) had still not been served six weeks...

Coventry v Lawrence: A very damp squib?
Dispute Resolution

The long-awaited decision in Coventry v Lawrence [2015] UKSC 50 was handed down on 22 July 2015. For those who are not familiar with the saga, the Supreme Court was...

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