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Jane is a partner with Eaton Smith LLP and the head of the Family Team which provides a comprehensive range of family-based legal services. Jane’s particular area of expertise is in advising clients in relation to divorce and the financial aspects of separation. She has 18 years’ experience of dealing with complex and high value legally-aided and privately-funded work, including cases involving companies, offshore trusts and foreign property. Jane is member of the Law Society’s Advanced Family Law Panel and a member of the UK’s leading family law group, Resolution.

Jane has embraced the developments in family law in recent years and was one of the first solicitors in the area to qualify as a Family Law Mediator. Soon after, she achieved accreditation to conduct publicly-funded mediations and has established herself as a leading provider of mediation services in the area.

Continuing in her commitment to assist couples in arriving at amicable out-of-court settlements, Jane also qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2005 and has played a central role in promoting alternative dispute resolution approaches to family law.

Jane is the Honorary Solicitor for the Emley Show Committee and has, from time-to-time, been involved in committee work for local support groups.

Supporting businesses throughout Yorkshire, the UK and internationally; Eaton Smith's highly regarded Business Services Team advises on starting-out through to high profile corporate and international transactions, helping businesses with trading agreements, internet trading, business structures, reorganisations, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, intellectual property, sports law, employment law, property, debt collection and disputes. One of our commercial clients has this to say about us:

"We were buying a large private company, who left us with a rather unreasonable timescale. I was therefore deeply impressed with the way you guys picked up the challenge and ran with it like the true professionals you are.

I think I heard a comment from the vendors about 'provincial solicitors' once at the beginning of the matter. I never heard it again. I can sincerely and honestly say, having had some experience of big city solicitors in the past, that I could not conceive how any other firm would have dealt with this in the same expert, expedient and insanely short timescale that you did. This is not flannel – it is a fact and I am humbled by the way you guys responded and looked after my interests and those of my company"

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