Partner, Family Law and Divorce Solicitor
Jane heads the team of Family Law and Divorce Solicitors in our Leeds office and specialises in Divorce Financial Orders and Financial Settlements.
She has a strong reputation for dealing with complex high net worth divorce cases where there is an overseas element, business assets, pensions, Trusts or a farming element.
She also helps clients negotiate and draw up Separation Agreements, intended to give couples financial certainty before and after a divorce.
Jane has considerable experience in resolving relationship breakdown from all types of families, including unmarried couples, same sex relationships and inter-family relationships.
She is skilled in negotiating and drafting Prenup and Postnuptial Agreement settlements.
Jane provides practical legal advice, and prefers to negotiate settlements wherever possible. Her aim is to find creative, amicable and constructive outcomes for her clients. She has a conciliatory but firm approach with a keen focus on resolving disputes in the most cost effective manner.
Having trained as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2006, Jane is a passionate advocate of the process. Jane is a member of Dovetail, a collaborative law group, and is committed to promoting a non-confrontational and cost-effective solution for her clients.
Jane is a member of Resolution and sits on the West and North Yorkshire Resolution committee. She is actively campaigning for policy change in Family Law and as a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group has presented a paper arguing for the introduction of a ‘no-fault’ divorce law.
Jane obtained her Law degree from University of Manchester, qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 and joined Simpson Millar in 2015.
Jane is a member of Resolution and sits on the West and North Yorkshire Resolution committee. She is actively campaigning for policy change in family law and as a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group has presented a paper arguing for the introduction of a ‘no-fault’ divorce law.
Interests outside of work
Jane is a long-standing (and often long-suffering) season ticket holder at Leeds United. She has a great love of music and regularly attends the new Leeds arena.