Before calling to the Bar Jane practised as a litigation solicitor in Edinburgh for more than 20 years.
As a solicitor, she has extensive experience in conducting proofs, debates, and appeals to the Sheriff Principal. While Jane has a broad based experience in both civil and criminal litigation, she has specialised in all aspects of family and child law. Her case load included divorce, financial provision, cohabitation claims, residence/contact, relocation, and child abduction. She also has experience in children’s hearings, permanence orders and adoption.
For 12 years Jane has been a court appointed reporter and curatrix ad litem in Sheriff Court child welfare cases.
Jane is also experienced in landlord and tenant litigation, both residential and commercial.
Jane has a particular interest in European Union law and completed a Master of Laws in European Law at the University of Edinburgh in 2014.