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Jane is a commercial litigation specialist with more than 25 years’ experience assisting private, corporate and government clients across a range of industries to navigate and resolve their commercial disputes. Jane prioritises the achievement of litigation outcomes that are consistent with her clients’ strategic and commercial objectives.

Her practice spans a broad range of matters including contractual disputes, competition and consumer law matters (including misleading and deceptive conduct), restraint of trade, Corporations Law matters (including shareholder disputes) and technical and engineering disputes. Jane acts in proceedings in the Victorian and Commonwealth courts and tribunals and provides practical pre-litigation advice to companies and their boards regarding issues such as risk management and litigation risk arising from corporate transactions.

Jane has significant experience and a proven track record managing complex, large scale and multi-party proceedings and class actions. These proceedings have included the successful defence of company directors and officers in several high-profile class actions and regulatory proceedings. Jane also has a particular interest in shareholder disputes and has achieved excellent outcomes for her clients in several reputationally important and high-value shareholder oppression cases. She has also provided ‘clearance’ advice to the producers of a live television program.

Jane is recognised in the 2020 – 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in Australia for Class Action Litigation and, in 2022 – 2024 was included in the Thomson Reuters Stand-Out Lawyers list, a worldwide listing of lawyers independently nominated by corporate counsel as the best lawyers they have worked with in the preceding three years. She was a recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (Australia) 2022 and 2024. Jane is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a commercial litigation specialist and is the immediate past chairperson of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Commercial Litigation Specialist Advisory Committee.