Jane manages one of Thompsons’ Solicitors highly successful personal injury litigation teams, running road traffic accident claims for trade union clients across the whole of England and Wales.
Based in Sheffield, Jane’s team of 11 lawyers and 3 support staff handle the “fast track” road traffic accident claims. At any one time, they are dealing with around 1500 cases.
The team has recovered thousands in compensation for trade union members who have been injured on the roads, suffering orthopaedic and soft tissue, dental, musculoskeletal injuries or scarring. Typical claims involve minor head injuries, whiplash, broken bones and back injuries.
Jane is ambitious for her team to drive these cases as far through litigation as possible, achieving the maximum amount of damages possible where liability is admitted or disputed.
A highly experienced senior solicitor, with 25 years’ experience of personal injury claims, Jane insists on the highest standards from her team, by guiding, mentoring and making sure they are kept up to date with the latest legal developments. Jane has a sound track record of managing staff, ensuring their proper training and developing best practice standards for the firm. In the past she has acted as the Compliance Officer (COLP) ensuring compliance with the Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority requirements, governing professional conduct of solicitors in England and Wales.
Over the years, Jane has dealt with all sorts of personal injury claims, from fast track to catastrophic and life-changing injuries, and including occupational stress claims for trade union members. She has successfully pursued claims against employers and companies who have denied liability, both for individuals and in group actions, achieving compensation for her clients ranging from thousands to £3m.
Jane values her work at Thompsons where she is able to work for people who are injured through no fault of their own. She gains enormous satisfaction from making a contribution to maintaining standards of safety on the roads and through challenging insurers when things go wrong. Jane believes that Thompsons differs from other firms who do not have this ethos and who are only in pursuit of financial success.
In her spare time, Jane enjoys walking and gardening.
Jane is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).