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Portrait of Jane Craig
Areas of expertise: Family law, Private wealth


Jane is the head of Penningtons Manches Cooper’s family law department. She specialises in the financial aspects of high value divorces and civil partnership dissolutions, complex disputes about residence, contact and other welfare issues concerning children, financial settlements for children of unmarried parents and disputes arising from the breakdown of cohabitation. 

Many of Jane’s cases have an international dimension and she is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and expert family law specialists in their respective countries.

Jane is named as a leading individual in family law in Chambers UK 2016 where she is described as '"very experienced and very good with clients" and is recommended for her "perception and good judgement"'. She is also featured as a leading individual in The Legal 500 2015 edition. Super Lawyers magazine 2015 has ranked Jane in the Top 100 and the Top 50: 2015 Women London Super Lawyers. She is also recognised by Best Lawyers International and appears on Citywealth's Power Women and Leaders' Lists (Honours). She was shortlisted for Citywealth Magic Circle Awards Woman of the Year Award 2015.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising the husband in the leading case on interpretation of Article 15 of the EU Brussels IIA Regulation concerning jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matter of parental responsibility.
  • Acting for a Russian mother married to a Lebanese father now living in London in complex dispute concerning alleged child abduction, residence and other welfare issues of the children and the financial aspects of the divorce.
  • Advising the daughter of a high net worth individual based overseas, whose family assets are believed to exceed £100 million, in relation to a pre-nuptial agreement.

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