Jane is a specialist in commercial contract work, and provides advice and guidance on a variety of non-contentious intellectual property matters. She is also specialises in public procurement law. She has a broad client base of individuals, not-for-profits and commercial clients, especially in the cultural sector.
Jane is an associate in the Farrer & Co Intellectual Property and Commercial team. She is recommended in Legal 500 for both commercial contracts and art and cultural property work.
Jane advises clients at all stage of the contract life-cycle: from drafting and negotiating, to providing advice and guidance on contractual interpretation, through to exiting a contract and finding an alternative supplier. Her commercial contracts work includes, in particular, technology, outsourcing, venue hire, sponsorship and exhibition development contracts. She also provides contract management training to clients, along with regular contract law case updates.
Jane provides advice and guidance to our public sector clients (particularly in the cultural and HE sectors) on navigating the complexities of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and the related Concession Contracts 2016.
On the IP side, Jane provides copyright and trade mark advice, and assists clients in managing, protecting and exploiting their brand and related IP assets.
Clients appreciate Jane's pragmatic and common-sense approach to work. She is quick to understand the commercial and practical drivers behind the various deals she works on, ensuring that the client's priorities are met in a sensible and efficient manner.
- Advising a leading cultural organisation on the development of a blockbuster exhibition: from negotiations with the key contributors to the exhibition, to rights management advice in connection with allowing a leading search-engine provider to digitise and display the exhibition content
- Providing public procurement advice to the British Library at all stages of their high-profile tender process to find a developer to redevelop the 2.8 acre site at the Northern end of its St Pancras site, and
- Advising a fintech start-up company on a number of business critical commercial contracts for the company – from their terms of business and 'early adopter' contracts, to key supply-chain contracts with a variety of counterparties.
Jane is recommended in Legal 500 for both commercial contract work, and for art and cultural property work, and is described as ‘unfailingly polite, prompt and clear’.
She is a member of SCL (the Society for Computers and Law) and a member of the Procurement Lawyers association.
She currently sits on the firm's diversity and inclusion panel.