Biography

Her work focus is in matrimonial finance, particularly involving complex issues relating to trusts and offshore assets.  Jane has enjoyed particular success in tracing hidden assets and obtaining freezing orders to prevent assets being diverted during matrimonial proceedings.

Jane set up the Family department at Myerson in September 2012. She is assisted by Nichola Bright, Senior Solicitor, who focuses on contested disputes relating to children, in particular application for permission to remove children from the jurisdiction.  Jane is also assisted by Emily Barcilon, Solicitor, who specialises in cases dealing with financial provision and children issues.

Jane is an active member of Resolution.  She is also an accredited family mediator and a collaborative lawyer, who is committed to providing her clients with the fullest range of options upon relationship breakdown to assist them in reaching decisions that feel right for them.  Where possible, Jane tries to reach a settlement for her clients out of court.  However, Jane does not shy away from issuing proceedings where this is needed to protect her client’s best interests.

Jane is described by her clients as “a reassuring pair of hands who was able to clarify issues and cease the main picture” and a formidable opponent who “is someone you want on your side rather than against you.”

Jane’s clients include international entrepreneurs, company directors, business owners, professionals and people in the media spotlight.

Biography

Expertise and Past Cases

Her work focus is in matrimonial finance, particularly involving complex issues relating to trusts and offshore assets.  Jane has enjoyed particular success in tracing hidden assets and obtaining freezing orders to prevent assets being diverted during matrimonial proceedings.

Jane set up the Family department at Myerson in September 2012. She is assisted by Nichola Bright, Senior Solicitor, who focuses on contested disputes relating to children, in particular application for permission to remove children from the jurisdiction.  Jane is also assisted by Emily Barcilon, Solicitor, who specialises in cases dealing with financial provision and children issues.

Jane is an active member of Resolution.  She is also an accredited family mediator and a collaborative lawyer, who is committed to providing her clients with the fullest range of options upon relationship breakdown to assist them in reaching decisions that feel right for them.  Where possible, Jane tries to reach a settlement for her clients out of court.  However, Jane does not shy away from issuing proceedings where this is needed to protect her client’s best interests.

Jane is described by her clients as “a reassuring pair of hands who was able to clarify issues and cease the main picture” and a formidable opponent who “is someone you want on your side rather than against you.”

Jane’s clients include international entrepreneurs, company directors, business owners, professionals and people in the media spotlight.

Expertise and Past Case

Memberships

Resolution

Family Mediation Council

Trustee of the Counselling and Family Centre Altrincham

Qualifications

Accredited family mediator

Collaborative law solicitor

Legal 500

Successfully obtaining a fair settlement for the Wife of a business man who fought an extremely unpleasant and acrimonious campaign against the Wife. The client later described Jane as “very caring and unflinching in (her) ability to fight (your) corner”

Successfully advising the former partner of a premiership footballer in relation to a Schedule 1 Children Act Agreement

Successfully acting for a wealthy international entrepreneur by negotiating terms for a pre- nuptial agreement, and advising and liaising with foreign lawyers in relation to obtaining mirror agreements in an overseas jurisdiction. This client described her as “good value for money and very thorough. She did everything she could to negotiate a deal, despite the best efforts of the other side to scupper any progress.”

Acting for the Wife of property developer who had attempted to divert assets beyond the reach of the Wife. Jane was able to locate the assets at short notice and obtained a freezing order injunction to protect the Wife’s position. Despite the Husband’s best endeavours to conceal his assets and to intimidate the Wife, Jane was able secure a generous settlement for the Wife at final hearing.

Taking over a difficult and messy case at the eleventh hour, and turning it around in order to achieve a fair settlement for the Husband within 8 weeks from the initial instruction. The client described her as “a good listener. She explained everything very clearly and worked tirelessly to achieve the best solution, given the circumstances of my case. I felt for the first time that she was on my side and understood where I was coming from.”

Acting successfully for parties in relation to applications to remove children from the jurisdiction

Acting in the Matter of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 2008( Cases A,B,C,D,E,F,G & H)[2015] EWHC 2602(Fam)

Acting for the Wife of a commercial property developer who had extensive offshore assets, successfully obtaining financial remedy orders including maintenance pending suit and legal services provision order and setting aside dispositions of properties.

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