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Jane is a Partner in Ward Hadaway's insolvency and corporate recovery team.

In 2008, Jane successfully undertook the Joint Insolvency Examination Board exams.

She earned the Insolvency Lawyers award (for the highest marks in the country achieved by a lawyer) and PricewaterhouseCoopers award (for the second highest marks in the country overall) in the process.


Jane has a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of insolvency related issues, from advising directors of financially distressed PLCs to advising on insolvent business sales. Jane also has experience in pursuing and defending high value asset recovery claims.

She acts for a wide range of stakeholders in the insolvency process including insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, creditors, directors, landlords, businesses, individual debtors, charities and public sector bodies and has been involved with a number of high profile insolvencies.

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Independent verdict

  • "She is proactive; if there is a problem she will just knuckle down and fix it."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Jane Garvin handles insolvency work on behalf of a range of clients including financial institutions, creditors and directors. One source comments that she is an 'absolutely brilliant lawyer'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Clear regional leader"

    Legal 500
  • "Jane Garvin works on both contentious and non-contentious insolvency cases, demonstrating a particular focus on advisory and corporate recovery matters. One client enthuses: 'She's technically brilliant and spot-on. I cannot fault her advice'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Insolvency and Corporate Recovery practice heads Jane Garvin and Steven Petrie ‘are easily accessible and provide excellent, timely and complete advice’."

    Legal 500
  • "Jane Garvin deals with a wide variety of insolvency and restructuring matters, with a focus on corporate recovery and advisory work. According to sources, 'she's a very strong lawyer' who is 'highly regarded in the marketplace'. In particular, she is noted for her 'technical flair and expertise'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Commercial, practical, cost-effective, easy to deal with and always happy to provide an opinion," as well as "technically very sound."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Technically gifted."

    Legal 500
  • "Jane Garvin is recommended by clients for her 'pragmatic understanding of issues, responsiveness and attention to detail.'"

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