Jane joins Paddle & Cocks with 35 years’ experience in the City of London as a commercial property and property finance lawyer, including eight years post qualification at Clifford Chance, partnerships from 1998 -2015 at Pritchard Englefield and Thomas Eggar LLP, consultancies from 2015 at Thomas Eggar, Irwin Mitchell and Setfords, and an ongoing role as principal lawyer at the City of London Corporation advising on high profile property and infrastructure projects.
The Legal 500 2015 mentions Jane as “recommended”, and cites two of her transactions as the highlights of her firm’s London office property oﬀering that year, including the acquisition of a department store in Newbury and an hotel in Docklands for an Austrian hotel group.
Jane speaks fluent German and, as a qualified translator, has advised many corporates and public/government bodies from the German speaking world over the years.
Her commercial property experience includes property aspects of acquisitions and disposals; investment/development/project finance; corporate support; property insolvency; and commercial leases, acting for both investment landlords and occupational tenants. At Cliﬀord Chance, Jane worked on property aspects of the 1990s privatisations of coal, nuclear and rail, and she has ongoing experience of infrastructure projects.
Jane has published in German on English property law, including a book on Commercial Property Law in England and Wales commissioned by the British German Chamber of Commerce in London in 2000. Since 2000 she has given talks in German to German bankers and BaFIn in Bonn on English property security on various occasions at the invitation of the German Association of Mortgage Banks.