As a mediator, Jane’s expertise focuses on general corporate and contractual claims, fraud and project disputes to include energy, technology and telecoms, IP claims and media disputes. Jane has particular experience of international dispute resolution and has a leading reputation for managing cross cultural aspects of joint venture and international shareholder disputes.
Jane is particularly recommended for mediations where there are strong personalities within the parties’ groups and where there may be some cynicism towards the potential for dispute resolution through mediation. She has an engaging style and is often praised for her proactive approach.
Jane was accredited by CEDR in 2001 but has been mediating as counsel since 1992. Jane was privy to some of the first mediations in the UK having started her career at Turner Kenneth Brown which housed CEDR’s first home. Since 2001 Jane has undertaken over 250 mediations as lead or co-mediator whilst maintaining her busy practice and various senior management positions.
Jane undertook the International Advanced Mediation course with MATA (Mediation and Training Alternatives) in 2007 and again in 2016 and was a member of their faculty for training mediators. In 2008 Jane became a member of the CEDR Direct Access Panel of 50 top mediators and is now chambers mediator for them as well as a member of their faculty for training mediators. Jane also mediates through IPOS. Additionally, Jane is a member of the Follet Group, a group of top female mediators, and is on the IMI Users Counsel.
Jane actively promotes mediation and is regularly asked to speak on the subject in a number of jurisdictions.
As a litigator for over 30 years, Jane worked with a variety of commercial clients and, always at a very early stage, helped them to identify and manage risk so as to prevent conflict and manage issues as soon as they entered onto the business relationship horizon. By working with clients at an early stage, potential disputes can be avoided which may otherwise escalate out of control and cost the business, not only in terms of money but also time and resources as well as cause key relationship damage. This style of dispute management lead her to recommend mediation as an effective and cost efficient resolution process in many of her cases and ultimately to her wish to become a full time Mediator.
Jane also actively promotes “in life” mediation (and has been appointed as an “in life” mediator), which is a new trend in English dispute resolution. The use of mediation techniques earlier in the business relationship, using mediators working with parties to help them maintain their commitment to the venture as opposed to focusing on rights and obligations once things go wrong, has proved very successful. This approach supports businesses in their desire to form long term strategic relationships.
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