Jane started working with Reviewed and Cleared in April 2020. Prior to that she was Commercial Legal Director at Reach plc.
She began her legal career with Slaughter and May in a company/commercial role, before working for Sony Music and subsequently starting her own consultancy, advising creative businesses of all descriptions.
Clients included ITN, Associated Newspapers, Trinity Mirror (now Reach), News International, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, The Racing Post, Sony, EMI, songwriters, artists, producers, book publishers, music publishers, computer games designers and cloud service and e-commerce providers.
She worked on a wide variety of contracts for the creation and exploitation of intellectual property and commercial contracts of all descriptions, including licensing contracts, supplier agreements, outsourcing, joint ventures, production and distribution of audio-visual content on all platforms, music, e-commerce, newspaper, book and magazine publishing, printing and distribution agreements and agreements relating to advertising (including ad tech), marketing and sponsorship.
Jane has experience leading the design and implementation of processes to standardise contracts and improve contracting procedures, including creating and refreshing template agreements, business terms and “playbooks” to enable digital evolution and solution automation.
Practical, pragmatic and pro-active, with a risk based approach, Jane delivers pertinent, focussed and strategic legal advice to tight timelines. She has extensive experience of the legal issues most likely to affect publishers and broadcasters.
Former clients have said of her: “Very sharp and commercially astute”. “Authoritative, listened to with respect and very well regarded in her field”. “Funny and affable, an unpretentious a source of humorous and shrewd insight and a delight to work with”. “Her strength of character, depth of knowledge and experience add serious weight to any argument and she has an uncanny ability to zero in on the key issues”.