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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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28 Jul 2015

The Court of Appeal, in Michael Wilson & Partners (MWP) v Sinclair, has revoked a lower court’s order under the rarely invoked discretion afforded by Rule 3.1(7) and...

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23 Jul 2015

Handed down yesterday, it is the case that everyone is talking about.  The Supreme Court held that that the pre-2013 system of recovering success fees and after the event...

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13 Jul 2015

Revised hear-by dates are to apply to all cases filed in the Court of Appeal after 31 July 2015.These dates are based on the type of case under appeal and the manner in...

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22 Jun 2015

Updated versions of the following forms were published by the MOJ on Friday 19 June 2015: N161 (Appellant’s notice) N242A (Offer to settle) N260 (Statement of costs...

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15 Jun 2015

Can a judge undertake summary assessment of costs when the costs order was made by a different judge?  This was the issue which came before Coulson J in...

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11 Jun 2015

In Black Diamond v Fomento De Construcciones Y contratas Asplin J upheld an exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of the English courts despite submissions that an...

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29 May 2015

The Chancery Division has allowed an appeal under Rule 52.11(b) against a default judgment. In doing so it found there was a real prospect of successfully defending the...

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20 May 2015

James Arney, a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers, discusses the High Court judgment in James v Ireland which considers when a trial has commenced, so as to trigger an...

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27 Apr 2015

David W Carter of The Sheriffs Office considers the High Court writ in his guest post for the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution blog and discusses whether such a low value...

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19 Mar 2015

In Erol v Global Fashion Links, a judge in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) allowed an application pursuant to CPR 13.3 to set aside a judgment in...

Courts And The Judiciary
Court of Appeal overturns decision based on Mitchell by applying Denton principles (Michael Wilson v Sinclair)
Dispute Resolution

The Court of Appeal, in Michael Wilson & Partners (MWP) v Sinclair, has revoked a lower court’s order under the rarely invoked discretion afforded by Rule 3.1(7) and...

The cost of Coventry v Lawrence
Dispute Resolution

Handed down yesterday, it is the case that everyone is talking about.  The Supreme Court held that that the pre-2013 system of recovering success fees and after the event...

Court of Appeal: revised hear-by dates for cases filed after 31 July 2015
Dispute Resolution

Revised hear-by dates are to apply to all cases filed in the Court of Appeal after 31 July 2015.These dates are based on the type of case under appeal and the manner in...

Updated court forms as at 19 June 2015
Dispute Resolution

Updated versions of the following forms were published by the MOJ on Friday 19 June 2015: N161 (Appellant’s notice) N242A (Offer to settle) N260 (Statement of costs...

Summary assessment of costs: who is the appropriate judge?
Dispute Resolution

Can a judge undertake summary assessment of costs when the costs order was made by a different judge?  This was the issue which came before Coulson J in...

Exclusive jurisdiction clauses and insolvency disputes
Dispute Resolution

In Black Diamond v Fomento De Construcciones Y contratas Asplin J upheld an exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of the English courts despite submissions that an...

Default judgment set aside applying Denton relief from sanctions (O'Brien v Goldsmith)
Dispute Resolution

The Chancery Division has allowed an appeal under Rule 52.11(b) against a default judgment. In doing so it found there was a real prospect of successfully defending the...

When has a trial commenced pursuant to CPR 45?
Dispute Resolution

James Arney, a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers, discusses the High Court judgment in James v Ireland which considers when a trial has commenced, so as to trigger an...

Effective enforcement: Can a mere £60 writ protect assets worth millions for creditors?
Dispute Resolution

David W Carter of The Sheriffs Office considers the High Court writ in his guest post for the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution blog and discusses whether such a low value...

Default judgment, response packs and Denton
Dispute Resolution

In Erol v Global Fashion Links, a judge in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) allowed an application pursuant to CPR 13.3 to set aside a judgment in...

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