Jane has experience in commercial property and property finance work. She advises sporting bodies on the provision of grants and loans, and advises corporate occupiers from all sectors, both as landlords and tenants, on all aspects of their portfolios. Jane also acts for real estate clients on bespoke developments, particularly in the retail and office markets, and advises on all aspects of the development letting and finance arrangements. She assists insolvency practitioners on real estate issues, and works with funders on single unit and portfolio funding transactions.

Examples of recent work

  • Acting for Urban Outfitters in connection with the acquisition and management of sites throughout England and Wales
  • Acting for various sporting bodies in connection with security and funding issues arising from a range of grants and loans

Qualifications and career history

  • Exeter University, LLB, 1981
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 1984
  • Solicitor at Jaques and Lewis (now Eversheds), 1984
  • Solicitor at Simmons & Simmons, 1987
  • Solicitor and later partner at Osborne Clarke, 1989
  • Partner at Pitmans, 2006
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite in 2011

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Member of 100 Property Club
  • Area representative reading, for SBA, The Solicitors’ Charity