Jane is a solicitor and Professor of Legal Practice at Nottingham Law School. Jane has a special interest in the integration of legal education into compliance and risk management frameworks in the workplace. She as advised regulators on legal education and professional regulation in the UK and internationally.
Jane is a professional indemnity litigation solicitor and professor in legal education. Her expertise is in intellectual property, legal professional privilege and professional ethics as well as the education of legal practitioners and regulation of legal practice. Jane supports and advises on regulatory and compliance matters within the Centre and utilises her expertise to support our Business and Enterprise Law Service and Intellectual Property Service, over and above her academic commitments.
Jane is a contributor to the Legal Sector Affinity Group Guidance on Anti Money Laundering (2021) and is a specialist in the application of legal professional privilege in the context of anti-money laundering legislation.
She has supervised LLM, PhD and Doctorate in Legal Practice students working on papers relating to anti money laundering compliance, insurance law, and legal education in the workplace.
In 2018, she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Academic Practice.
In 2022, Jane was appointed as Chair of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Disciplinary Decisions Review Panel.
Jane qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and practised for many years as is a professional indemnity litigation solicitor specialising in claims against the legal profession and other specialist professions.
As an academic, she has focused on the education and training of lawyers, especially trade mark attorneys, alongside her work on insurance law, professional regulation, privilege, and professional ethics.
Jane has research interests in professional ethics and regulation, anti-money laundering, fraud in the professions, as well as education in the workplace.
Jane is also interested in assessment and examination design and development, having worked for the Joint Matriculation Board (JMB) at an early stage in her career.
Jane is a member of the following organisations
Law Society of England and Wales
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)
British Educational Research Association.
Sponsors and collaborators
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Intellectual Property Regulation Board
Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
Law Society of Hong Kong
Law Society of Scotland
Tertiary Education Committee of Mauritius
US State Department
University of Birmingham (Jubilee Centre)
CHING, J., FERRIS, G. and JARMAN, J., 2022. 'To act is to be committed, and to be committed is to be in danger': the vulnerability of the young lawyer in ethical crisis. Legal Ethics. ISSN 1460-728X
CHING, J. and JARMAN, J., 2022. Accountancy age? The solicitor-accountant: two for one? Accountancy Daily.
JARMAN, J., 2021 Legal Professional Privilege (Chapter 7) in Legal Sector Affinity Group Guidance (LSAG) for the Legal Professions on Anti Money Laundering.
JARMAN, J 2017. Double Vision: Dual Qualification for Trade Mark Attorneys. CITMA Review
JARMAN J., 2018. Check your Privilege CITMA Review
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Jane can comment on aspects of anti-money laundering legislation as it impacts the legal profession, professional practice and vocational training, and the regulation of the legal profession, especially intellectual property attorneys and insurance professionals.