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Gibson & Co Solicitors Ltd

77-87 WEST ROAD, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE15 6PR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 273 3817
Fax:
Fax 0191 273 3818
DX:
743060 NEWCASTLE 45
Email:
Web:
www.gibsons-law.com
Hexham, Newcastle upon Tyne

Jane Gibson

Tel:
Work 0191 273 3817
Email:
Web:
www.gibsons-law.com
Gibson & Co

Position

Partner/Dispute Resolution

Career

Jane's areas of expertise include advising on a wide range of problems in connection with financial transactions. These include derivatives litigation and other banking disputes (including over investments in structured products) and related issues such as margin calls and other collateral requirements.  She acted for the European Commission on an important insolvency law point, which was referred to the Court of Appeal.

Jane’s expert knowledge also covers the following areas:

  • Banking litigation, often in relation to cross-border cases
  • Advising in relation to a range of commercial disputes
  • Settling disputes by mediation

She has successfully represented a client herself at trial.  Her Chambers and Partners top ranking quotes client praise for her “efficient and practical outlook…she understands what an in-house lawyer needs” and for her “…focus on banking-related work, earning praise for her “thorough knowledge of the litigation process and practical sense of how to achieve positive results””.

Chambers record that she is “a first-rate lawyer” (2015), “popular with clients, who champion her as “a fantastic litigator who is really on the ball”with “excellent judgement” (2018), “a good understanding of commercial dynamics”, and who is praised for her “good strategic mind”. She has maintained her top tier ranking in Chambers for six years and is also ranked as a leading individual in Legal 500, who commented that: she is a “consummate litigator” (Legal 500 2017) “expert at cutting through the issues to find solutions for clients”, “very bright and tough” and say she “is lauded for her excellent business acumen” (2013); and she is “a great negotiator, will fight to get the best outcome, and is very much on top of legal developments” (2016).

Her out of work interests include running (she still talks of having completed the Great North Run in 2008) and her three children.

Education

Jane graduated with a first-class degree in History from Cambridge University in 1989. In 1992, she obtained a first in her Law Society Finals. She trained with Allen & Overy, qualifying in London in 1994, and stayed with them until 2003. She spent 1997-2000 in their Hong Kong office and was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1998. Jane joined Gibson & Co. as a partner in November 2003.


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Jane Gibson - Gibson & Co Solicitors Ltd

Within: Commercial litigation: Newcastle

Gibson & Co Solicitors Ltd stands out for its expertise in banking and finance litigation as well as arbitration, which is reflected in a strong financial sector client base including ING Bank, Union Bancaire Privée UBP and Credit Suisse. Jane Gibson, who jointly heads the team with Toby Gibson, defended Credit Suisse against a claim over introduction fees, and is acting for the same client in the recovery of monies from a former employee. She also represented Superdrug in a number of contractual disputes with suppliers, while Gibson acted for Union Bancaire Privée UBP in a claim brought by a customer for the reimbursement of fees, which involved a number of fraud allegations. In other work, Michael Reed acted for Scott Tynan, a retired professional goalkeeper and now designer, in an IP dispute pertaining to the design of new goalkeeping gloves. Other areas of expertise include handling insolvency-related disputes and contentious matters involving mineral rights and succession planning issues.

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