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Simons Muirhead & Burton, Jane McDonagh, London, ENGLAND

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Jane McDonagh

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Simons Muirhead & Burton

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Family department


Head of family law. Jane McDonagh has twenty five years’ experience in the field. She established the family department at Simons Muirhead & Burton in 2011 and has grown the group rapidly in size and reputation since then. Jane helps clients resolve many of the problems to occur after a relationship breakdown, whether arising from divorce or separation, involving financial arrangements or the issues over children. She also advises on and prepares pre-and post-nuptial agreements, and parenting agreements to include all forms of same-sex parenting arrangements.

A large proportion of Jane’s cases have an international element and she has a great deal of experience acting for clients in multi-jurisdictional cases. Habitually she deals with cases of a complex and multi-faceted nature; cases involving intricate financial structures including trust corporations and assets held offshore.

Jane’s client base is diverse. She acts for TV and media personalities, city workers, and other high net worth individuals.

Jane is a family mediator and collaborative lawyer, and this training informs her approach to cases generally.


Trained Alsop Wilkinson solicitors (now DLA); 1988-91, Schillings, associate solicitor; Swepstone Walsh Solicitors, 1991-93, associate solicitor; David Price & Co, 1993-96, associate solicitor; Simons Muirhead & Burton, 1998 to date.


Quo Vadis; Resolution.


Nantwich & Acton Grammar School; Sheffield University; Chester School of Law.


Jane volunteers as a bereavement counsellor at Caris Islington.

London: Private client


Within: Family

Simons Muirhead & Burton acts for foreign nationals in cases with an international element or where there are assets overseas. The team has niche expertise in cases with an element of Sharia or European law as well as Iranian law and Egyptian law. It also has specialist knowledge of Jewish divorces. The team is skilled at advising on pre-nuptial agreements involving multiple jurisdictions as well as on complex children matters and financial proceedings. Head of team is Jane McDonagh whose client base includes individuals from the media/creative worlds and celebrities. Teena Dhanota-Jones joined the team as a consultant from Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors. Lara Wulwik and Hazel McNaught are also recommended.

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