Jane is an exceptional and highly experienced barrister. At 18 years Call, she has a proven track record of success in prosecution and defence advocacy, specialising in regulatory and criminal work. She is exemplary in her ability to analyse, prepare and present cases, being able to communicate and negotiate, manage and work with others, plan and organise workloads and give appropriate legal advice.
Jane is passionate about the common law adversarial system in this country and is motivated by her keen sense of justice. Jane excels in communication with those who are particularly vulnerable. She is a tenacious but efficient and effective advocate, with the ability to alter her approach according to the nature of the case. She is highly practical, commercially aware and, when necessary, pragmatic.
Jane has a keen and analytical mind making her ideal for those cases which require an eye for the presentation of complex material in user friendly form.
Jane graduated from Manchester University with Joint Honours in Pharmacology and Psychology and completed the Common Professional Examination at The College of Law in Chester. Jane initially qualified as a solicitor gaining experience both with the Crown Prosecution Service and in private practice, before being called to the Bar in 2000.
Jane is certified by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications as an ‘EU GDPR Practitioner’.
Information and Data Privacy
Between October 2016 and February 2018, Jane took an in-house position working on secondment for Cadent Gas Limited (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution Limited) in their General Counsel team. She has dealt with many aspects of the business including Health and Safety in the context of a highly regulated business, Business Conduct, the Environmental Information Regulation, Data Privacy and SAR’s.
Over that same period she has played a major role in creating and implementing a series of strategies to ensure the company is ready for the changes in the Data Privacy legislation including the General Data Protection Regulation, and the e-privacy directive.
Embedded within a Company for over a year, Jane has the advantage of understanding the commercial pressures and requirements of a highly regulated business, and the need to find a solution that satisfies all stakeholders.
Jane has spoken to solicitor audiences and audiences comprised of solicitors’ commercial clients on the topic of General Data Protection Regulation.
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