Jane Kirkham

Job Title: Solicitor

Location: Manchester


Jane joined JMW on 25 August 2010 as a paralegal in the Clinical Negligence team and began her training contract on 01 September 2013 before qualifying into the Corporate team in September 2015.

Jane has experience with a range of corporate law issues including advising on the sale and purchase of company assets and shares, drafting shareholder agreements, incorporating companies limited by shares and by guarantee, preparing bespoke articles of associations and preparing finance / security agreements.

Jane has recently worked on the purchase of a franchised dance school, advised in relation to a loan agreement, assisted in the restructuring of a company group, assisted with the sale of a freight company, assisted in the sale of a technology company and assisted in the setting up of a Trust Corporation. She has assisted senior members of the team on large million pound deals including advising a telecommunications firm on a secondary buy out by a private equity firm.

Jane also has experience in advising on peer to peer lending platforms and has recently assisted in advising a company in their application to become FCA regulated.


Jane graduated from Lancaster University with a Business Studies degree and then went on to complete a one year conversion course to law. Jane then went on to completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law in Chester.

Following graduation worked for LMS Direct Conveyancing and Stephensons Solicitors LLP gaining valuable experience as a paralegal. Jane then joined JMW as a paralegal in 2010 before commencing her training contract in 2013.

Jane joined the Corporate team in March 2015 during her last seat as a trainee solicitor and went onto qualify into the Corporate department as a newly qualified solicitor on 15 September 2015.


Outside of work Jane enjoys baking and photography (including taking pictures of her own cakes).

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