Dispute Resolution

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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.

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Personal Injury and clinical negligence

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16 Nov 2017

Discussing the judgment in Howlett and another v Davies and Ageas Insurance Ltd, Tom Vonberg, a barrister at Devereux Chambers, says this case settles, in the...

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25 Oct 2017

In a recent clinical negligence case a claimant brought an action for damages following injuries sustained at birth, suggesting the midwife should have called for medical...

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16 Aug 2017

Jessica Standley, associate at Slater and Gordon LLP, who was acting as a lead solicitor for the claimants in Various Claimants vs Barclays Bank Plc, looks at the issue...

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8 Aug 2017

Should the failure to obtain a patient’s informed consent to an operation lead to an award of damages above and beyond any other award of damages that might be...

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4 Aug 2017

Jerard A Knott, associate solicitor, head of medical negligence and serious injury at Curtis Law Solicitors LLP, Blackburn and Manchester discusses the recent case of...

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2 Jun 2017

This appeal examines three road traffic accident (RTA) claims made under the pre-July 2013 Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in RTAs (RTA Protocol)...

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23 May 2017

In Karapetianas v Kent and Sussex Loft Conversions Ltd [2017] the High Court has found a significant discrepancy between a claimant’s presentation in covert...

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20 Mar 2017

The UK has been dubbed as ‘the whiplash capital of the world’, but Amanda Stevens, group head of legal practice at Hudgell Solicitors, points out that she is...

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3 Mar 2017

The Court of Appeal upheld the trial judge’s rejection of evidence of an expert witness in the medical negligence case of EXP v Barker [2017] EWCA Civ 63. Grahame...

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28 Feb 2017

The discount rate for personal injury claims will be set at minus 0.75%, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced. The new Discount Rate will come into effect on 20...

Dispute Resolution
Court of Appeal rules on ‘fundamental dishonesty’ (Howlett and another v Davies and Ageas Insurance Ltd)
Dispute Resolution

Discussing the judgment in Howlett and another v Davies and Ageas Insurance Ltd, Tom Vonberg, a barrister at Devereux Chambers, says this case settles, in the...

Omissions of treatment in clinical negligence cases and Bolitho (Palmer v Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust)
Dispute Resolution

In a recent clinical negligence case a claimant brought an action for damages following injuries sustained at birth, suggesting the midwife should have called for medical...

Vicariously liability test—the control factor (Various claimants v Barclays Bank)
Dispute Resolution

Jessica Standley, associate at Slater and Gordon LLP, who was acting as a lead solicitor for the claimants in Various Claimants vs Barclays Bank Plc, looks at the issue...

Court of Appeal rejects damages top up (Shaw (personal representative of the estate of Ewan (deceased)) v Kovac and another)
Dispute Resolution

Should the failure to obtain a patient’s informed consent to an operation lead to an award of damages above and beyond any other award of damages that might be...

Informed consent in personal injury proceedings (Diamond v Royal Devon)
Dispute Resolution

Jerard A Knott, associate solicitor, head of medical negligence and serious injury at Curtis Law Solicitors LLP, Blackburn and Manchester discusses the recent case of...

No repayment of stage 1 fixed costs under RTA Protocol (J C and A Solicitors Ltd v Andeen Iqbal and another)
Dispute Resolution

This appeal examines three road traffic accident (RTA) claims made under the pre-July 2013 Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in RTAs (RTA Protocol)...

Use of surveillance evidence in personal injury claims (Karapetianas v Kent and Sussex Loft Conversions)
Dispute Resolution

In Karapetianas v Kent and Sussex Loft Conversions Ltd [2017] the High Court has found a significant discrepancy between a claimant’s presentation in covert...

Prisons and Courts Bill 2017—whiplash and personal injury claims
Dispute Resolution

The UK has been dubbed as ‘the whiplash capital of the world’, but Amanda Stevens, group head of legal practice at Hudgell Solicitors, points out that she is...

Admissibility of expert evidence in medical negligence cases (EXP v Barker)
Dispute Resolution

The Court of Appeal upheld the trial judge’s rejection of evidence of an expert witness in the medical negligence case of EXP v Barker [2017] EWCA Civ 63. Grahame...

Personal injury discount rate lowered significantly
Dispute Resolution

The discount rate for personal injury claims will be set at minus 0.75%, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced. The new Discount Rate will come into effect on 20...

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