Jane Colston

Jane Colston

Jane Colston is a dispute partner and co-practice group leader of the Firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group in London. Her practice focuses on complex and high-value commercial banking, contract and tort disputes as well as company, shareholders and partnership disputes. Jane has acted in numerous complex fraud cases and has extensive experience of forensic investigations, most of which have involved working with teams of investigators and accountants, and coordinating lawyers in multiple jurisdictions to trace and freeze assets. She has managed numerous cases involving freezing, proprietary, search, disclosure, gagging, imaging and delivery up injunctions as well as breach of confidence and privacy claims. Jane leads the firms Supervising Solicitor team regarding search, imaging and other orders requiring an independent solicitor to supervise a court order. Jane is also a CEDR Accredited Mediator. Jane has acted in multiple cases where millions to billions of pounds have been at stake including involving states. Jane therefore has a deep technical knowledge but also real experience of how to run these cases successfully. Jane is ranked Band 1 in Chambers for civil fraud. The directory guide commented that she is ‘one of the top fraud lawyers in London’ and ‘a client states “Jane is a superstar. She has a very tactical mind and is practical as well. When there’s a goal she will work towards it, and if there are obstacles she is very good at overcoming them and coming to a solution.”’ She is also ranked by WWL 2024 as a Thought Leader Global Elite, Asset Recovery and Commercial Litigation. The guide commented that ‘Jane Colston impresses market commentators with her skilful handling of high-value litigation spanning fraud, shareholder disputes and banking matters among others.’

Publications

Cryptoassets | 19h

Chapter: United Kingdom

This first edition of the Cryptoassets Law Over Borders Comparative Guide gives a practical overview of the law regulating cryptoassets in key jurisdictions around the world. It covers issues such as licensing and anti-money laundering requirements, the regulation of cryptoasset promotion, rules gov...

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