Contributors
Ruth specialises in general corporate and commercial dispute resolution with particular experience in shareholder disputes, fraud and warranty claims. Ruth trained and qualified at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP) where she remained in practice for ten years. Her work has involved project managing large-scale cases to trial in the chancery and commercial courts. Ruth was actively involved in in-house training with a particular focus on all aspects of evidence gathering and production, including authoring a user-manual on E-disclosure. She is also a contributor to the New Law Journal.

Janna is a dispute resolution lawyer with a Masters in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. During her time in private practice at both Herbert Smith and Denton Wilde Sapte (now Dentons) she worked on complex international disputes, both litigation and LMAA arbitrations, dealing with technical cross border issues.

Janna deals primarily with cross border issues and is active in the work being undertaken in relation to the implications of Brexit for Dispute Resolutions lawyers. She also heads up a LexisNexis costs team bringing together expertise from across the company to deal with the costs issues facing the profession and was a contributing author for the Cook on Costs supplement dealing with the Jackson reforms. Janna is a frequent contributor to the legal and professional press, including the New Law Journal and Counsel magazine.

Melissa Moore is a dual qualified in England and Wales and South African lawyer and has 14 years’ experience in property practice in England. She has worked in local government and been a partner at a regional law firm and most recently an associate director at Berwin Leighton Paisner which she joined in 2005. Melissa has wide experience in all areas of property law and specializes in commercial real estate development. She has experience in a number of sectors including hotel, leisure, offices, investment, industrial, motorway service stations and funding. She has worked on large scale strategic developments and government funding initiatives, town centre regeneration schemes and private mixed use developments both for public sector and private developers and investment funds. In 2013 she was ranked by Legal 500 as recommended for local government work.

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.

Case Analysis

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Part 36 offers in detailed assessment proceedings are not to be treated differently to such offers made in damages claims when it comes to determining whether the court...

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Practitioners are reminded that claims can be reallocated to multitrack to allow costs recovery. We consider the various issues that arose in yesterday's Court of Appeal...

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How can parties undo an unlawful assignment so that the original parent company guarantor remains on the hook?  The original actions involving UK Leasing...

Dispute Resolution

Contingent costs are ones you, as the lawyer dealing with the case, consider may be required to be expended at some point in the proceedings. Well that at least was what...

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In UWUG Limited v Ball [2015] EWHC 74 (IPEC) Hacon J decided costs in a case where a defendant litigant in person withdrew his Part 36 offer in circumstances where the...

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Dispute Resolution

In factual disputes, the key evidence on which a case can succeed or fail may be the given by the witnesses. Their credibility is key, but what makes them credible?...

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Dispute Resolution

Practitioners are warned that they should give careful consideration to their communications when negotiating with other parties, ensuring that if they wish to...

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Dispute Resolution

Summary judgment can be a powerful weapon for a claimant in a dispute. However, is it appropriate for an essentially factual dispute? This was considered by Akenhead J in...

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Dispute Resolution

Practitioners should heed the High Court's warning and ensure that proportionality is considered when incurring costs in pursuing litigation, especially in regard to...

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In the case of Hague Plant Limited v Hague & ors [2014] EWCA Civ 1609 [2014] All ER (D) 134 (Dec), the Court of Appeal has dismissed the claimant appellant's appeal...

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