Barry is the head of LexisPSL Dispute Resolution and Arbitration. He specialises in international commercial arbitration and has a background in general commercial litigation. He trained and then practised at Jones Day before joining Pinsent Masons.
In practice, Barry’s work included general commercial, aviation and IT arbitrations, under international arbitral rules, involving UK and international clients. He also has a background in general commercial, civil fraud and IT litigation, including experience before the High Court. Whilst in private practice, Barry worked with a broad range of clients from both the private and public sectors.
In addition to contributing to the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Blog, Barry also contributes to New Law Journal on litigation and arbitration matters.
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 within LexisPSL but has also been actively involved with the Jackson Reforms. She heads up a LexisNexis costs team bringing together expertise from across the company to deal with the current costs issues facing the profession at the moment and is 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.
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 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.
Virginia specialises in general domestic and international commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Virginia trained and qualified with Pinsent Masons, where she remained in practice for over two years, before moving to Marriott Harrison where she continued in practice for a further seven years. Virginia has acted in a variety of general commercial disputes covering areas such as intellectual property, fraud, defamation, misrepresentation, breach of contract, debt recovery, breach of restrictive covenants and company and shareholders’ disputes.
Elizabeth has ten years of experience in personal injury litigation. She studied science and law at the University of Adelaide in Australia and practised there for several years before relocating to London. She initially practised in insurance litigation dealing with product and public liability claims and then specialised in clinical negligence. She worked at Lovells and then at US Firm Howrey. Following that she transferred to Nabarro with her team to help establish the healthcare practice. Elizabeth managed a significant case load dealing with large and small value claims and several large scale group actions. Elizabeth joined the Lexis®PSL team in January 2012.
Hoi-Yee specialises in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. She trained and qualified at Manches and worked at Rubinstein Phillips, Chadbourne & Parke and Berwin Leighton Paisner. During her time in practice she acted in a range of commercial disputes, covering areas such as breach of contract, breach of trust and fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, intellectual property and cross-border issues. She has worked on international arbitration proceedings in London, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. At Berwin Leighton Paisner she worked as a litigation and arbitration PSL. Hoi-Yee joined LexisNexis in April 2016 and works across both the Lexis®PSL Arbitration and Dispute Resolution modules.
Hannah specialises in general commercial litigation. Hannah trained and qualified at Slaughter and May and latterly worked at Olswang LLP as an associate in the Commercial Litigation team.
Hannah’s experience covers both international and domestic litigation across a number of practice areas including general corporate and commercial, banking and finance, insolvency, technology and media. She has represented a variety of clients including FTSE 100 companies and high net worth individuals and has project managed a number of High Court cases. She also has experience of alternative methods of dispute resolution including arbitration.
Hannah has contributed to knowledge and content delivery at her previous firms and is now a member of the Lexis®PSL Dispute Resolution team.
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.
Mark is the Dispute Resolution blog’s technical editor. He qualified as a lawyer in Australia and worked in private practice before joining LexisNexis. In addition to contributing to the Dispute Resolution blog, he also writes for a number of LexisNexis blogs, including the Future of Law blog.