Jane is a partner in the Commercial team based in Melbourne with 23 years’ experience acting for clients including corporate entities, company directors and officers, professionals across various industries and government bodies.

Jane’s practice spans a broad range of commercial disputes and litigation in various courts and tribunals.  She has particular expertise in the defence of multi-party and large scale litigation and class actions, including matters arising from large-scale corporate collapses (and associated regulatory investigations and proceedings) and in shareholder disputes.  Jane also provides advice to individuals, companies, and their boards, on a wide range of commercial matters, including pre-litigation advice, regulatory compliance, contract interpretation, board risk and liability, pre-publication and defamation.

Jane has an excellent reputation with her clients and a proven track record in complex and technical matters.  She is one of the few litigators accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in commercial litigation and is the immediate past chair of the LIV’s Commercial Litigation Specialist Advisory Committee. Jane is listed in Best Lawyers Australia for Class Action Litigation and in 2022 was listed in Thomson Reuters' Stand-out Lawyers List.

Jane also contributed to the fourth edition of Kennedys’ Global Legal Handbook, one of our most popular guides, which outlines the main legal and procedural issues that case handlers may encounter when dealing with claims across 53 jurisdictions globally.


  • Immediate Past Chair, Law Institute of Victoria Commercial Litigation Specialist Advisory Committee
  • Member, Australian Professional Indemnity Group 

Qualifications and admissions

  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws | The University of Melbourne | 1997
  • Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation | Law Institute of Victoria | 2006

Market recognition

  • Best Lawyers 2024, Class Action Litigation 
  • Best Lawyers 2023, Class Action Litigation 
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Australia)'
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Insurance (Australia)'
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute resolution (Australia)'
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
  • Best Lawyers 2020, Class Action Litigation