Jane is the knowledge lawyer for the firm’s Intellectual Property & Commercial team. She provides expert technical legal knowledge, support and training to the team.
Jane supports the IP&C team to ensure they can deliver the best possible service to clients. She keeps the team up to speed with the latest developments in both law and practice, provides the team with resources required to undertake client work efficiently and accurately, and provides regular training sessions to all team members. She also provides supervisory support to junior members of the team.
Jane joined Farrer & Co as a trainee in 2009, qualifying into the IP&C team in 2011. Jane’s experience spans commercial contracts work (including in particular technology, outsourcing, venue hire, sponsorship and exhibition development contracts), public procurement law and copyright and trade mark advice.
- 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.