Public and Regulatory
Jane is qualified to accept Direct Access work and is particularly experienced in Professional Disciplinary proceedings involving Healthcare Professionals, both as a Legal Assessor for Regulatory Bodies, and also as acting for Professionals.
She has appeared in hearings before the Conduct and Competence Committees of a number of Regulatory Bodies, including Nurses and Midwives, Dentists, Pharmacists, Social Workers and the Police. Her skills as an advocate and excellent client rapport, make her an ideal choice for those facing Professional Disciplinary Proceedings.
In 2006 she was appointed Attorney General's "A" list of Unified Counsel and this appointment has led to her involvement in a full range of regulatory work. She has prosecuted for Trading Standards and the Health and Safety Executive including "death at work" cases and has experience of sitting as an Appeal Judge in this area.
Jane continues to enjoy a multi disciplinary practice representing people in both the magistrates courts and crown courts in regulatory matters. She is assisted in her background and experience in this field due to her work as a legal assessor for Professional Disciplinary Bodies.
Care Quality Commision v Sampson
Jane represented an owner of a care service provider business instructed by Stephensons LLP who are leaders in the field of Regulatory Law.
New Forest District Council Licensing Authority v Bachhu – May 2017
Jane represented the license holder of a restaurant in a review of a premises license hearing following notification of an illegal working compliance order under the Licensing Act 2003 and Immigration Act 2016. She successfully argued that a revocation of the license was unnecessary and that license conditions were sufficient to promote the licensing objectives.
This was the first case of its kind as a result of the interlinking legislative responsibilities between immigration enforcement officers (The Home Office) and the Licensing Authority in the UK.
HSE v (1) Ghumra Shareef (2) United Foods 2017 – Stephensons Solicitors (March 2017)
A HSE investigation as a result of an accident at his industrial premises resulted in criminal proceedings in the Magistrate’s Court.
General Pharmaceutical Council v Smith [21st April 2016]
Successfully Defended a Registrant before the Fitness to Practice Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council, instructed by Stephensons Regulatory Lawyers. Groundbreaking procedure invoked which made it unnecessary for the Committee to embark upon the usual three stage process, which could have lead to the Registrant's removal from the register, suspension, or restriction upon his practice. The Committee agreed to accept undertakings from the Registrant rather than make any order against him which permitted him to continue to practice in his chosen profession.
HSE v Calsonic 
Prosecuting Counsel for the Health and Safety Executive, in a death at work case at a Factory.
R v Leatherland and Pritchard 
Guideline decision of the High Court identifying the duties of the prosecution to preserve evidence.