Dispute Resolution

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James is an arbitration specialist. He has more than 25 years’ experience of ad hoc, trade association, institutional and investment arbitrations as a solicitor in London and Paris, as a former Registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and as a case assessor for legal costs insurers and third party funders. His background as a lawyer is in international trade, commodities, shipping and insurance.

He trained at Withers in London and then spent four years in the firm’s Paris office. He was admitted as an avocat at the Paris bar (1994 – 2008). Returning to London, he spent more than 13 years at Holman Fenwick Willan in its Trade & Energy group. As Registrar and Deputy Director General of the LCIA in 2008 – 2012, he oversaw the administration of more than a thousand commercial arbitrations and assisted with a review of its Arbitration Rules. He subsequently spent two years at Thomas Miller Legal, assessing and managing a wide range of commercial and investment claims on behalf of insurers and funders. Returning to private practice in 2015, he spent a year in Stephenson Harwood’s International Arbitration group where he assisted on ICC and LCIA arbitrations, principally oil and gas disputes.

James is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. At LexisNexis, James works on the Lexis®PSL Arbitration module.

Janna is a dispute resolution lawyer. She deals primarily with cross border issues and is active in the work being undertaken in relation to the implications of Brexit for Dispute Resolution lawyers. Janna also heads up a LexisNexis costs team bringing together expertise from across the company to deal with the costs issues facing the profession.

 

 
Tina has a broad range of contentious experience across a spectrum of areas, including in relation to shareholder disputes, breaches of contract, contractual interpretation, economic torts and negligence. She has also acted on regulatory and internal investigations.
 
Tina joined LexisNexis in November 2018 and works on the PSL Dispute Resolution module, dealing primarily with cross border issues (including jurisdiction and enforcement), as well as civil appeals.
Ben Giaretta is an international arbitration lawyer with a wide range of experience across many different sectors. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is a partner at Mishcon de Reya LLP.  He a member of the Consulting Editorial Board of Lexis PSL Arbitration.
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In Pittville v Habanos, the Chancery Division has allowed an appeal against (1) an order granting relief from sanctions following the claimant’s failure to...

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What next for dispute resolution in Scotland? Stephen Goldie, head of dispute resolution at Brodies, discusses the reforms that came into force on 28 November 2016, and...

Turkish Court of Appeal—enforceability of foreign jurisdiction clauses
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Alison Proctor, senior associate at Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, advises that the judgment will have wider application to non-Turkish entities contracting Turkish...

TMT international dispute resolution survey affirms role of international arbitration
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The 2016 International Dispute Resolution Survey, ‘Pre-empting and Resolving Technology, Media and Telecoms Disputes’, indicates a bright future for...

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On 18 November 2016, judgment was handed down in National Bank of Abu Dhabi v BP Oil International [2016] EWHC 2892.This is the first case to be determined under the...

When is ATE insurance reasonable? (Allan Coleman v Medtronic Ltd)
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Are claimants obligated to give defendants the chance to extend existing costs amnesty before taking out after the event (ATE) insurance? Roger Franklin, partner at Edwin...

Judiciary announces review of Fixed Recoverable Costs
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The Judiciary has commissioned Lord Justice Jackson to undertake a review of fixed recoverable costs. The review will consider extending the present civil fixed...

New pre-action protocol for construction and engineering disputes
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The pre-action protocol for construction and engineering disputes has been updated and a second edition came into force on 9 November 2016.On 2 November 2016,...

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In Pittville v Habanos, the Chancery Division has allowed an appeal against (1) an order granting relief from sanctions following the claimant’s failure to...

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Laura Cassidy, Fundraising and Development Manager of the Access to Justice Foundation, comments on the importance of pro bono work and why submitting pro bono cost...

Brexit implications for the dispute resolution and international trade lawyer
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Dispute resolution practice faces a mixture of restriction and opportunity in the wake of Brexit, with freedom of movement concerns likely hindering the UK’s need...

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