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Virginia Dunn

Virginia V Dunn, BA, MA, Barrister, Senior Lecturer

Joined The City Law School (formerly the Inns of Court School of Law) in 1985.

Virginia came to the English Bar via the coffee bars of Seattle, USA. Having first trained as an historian and undertaken graduate research at the University of Washington and the London School of Economics, she was called to the Bar in 1983 and began to practice in Common Law and Family Law.

Virginia teaches civil litigation, opinion writing, drafting, evidence, and family law and advocacy. She is co-ordinator of the civil litigation course and deputy co-ordinator of the opinion writing course. She has contributed extensively to The City Law School's teaching materials, especially the family law manual, which she now edits. She is the author of 2 civil litigation revision booklets (available on this website) and also wrote the Rights of Audience Training Manual for the Institute of Legal Executives. In addition, Virginia has published in other arenas, including articles on judicial selection in the United States and as a contributor to the 1985 pamphlet "A Tax on Peace" (published by Lawyers for Nuclear Disarmament).

Virginia was responsible for the development and delivery of the 'Advice to Counsel' Course at the ICSL from 1987 -1996, which became a compulsory part of barristers' training and is now administered by the Bar Council.