Chambers & Partners 2016 ranks Jane in band 1 for civil fraud; it states that, according to market sources, Jane is "very tenacious, imaginative and fights very hard for her clients". Clients appreciate "her no-nonsense attitude, and the way she gets to the heart of issues and helps us navigate through it in a straightforward, commercial and pragmatic way." Chambers also credits Jane with an "excellent reputation in the civil fraud arena"; it says she is "praised by impressed sources as "efficient, hands-on and client-friendly", and highlights her skill as a civil litigator and her ability to work in a "lean and efficient manner". Sources describe her as "focal, effective and particularly experienced in Eastern European litigation". Jane "is hailed as a prominent figure in the market. She has experience in forensic investigations and multi-jurisdictional asset tracing.”
The Legal 500 2015 names Jane as a “leading individual” for civil fraud. It also describes Jane as "tenacious and analytical"; a "very experienced and competent litigator" who "works tirelessly for her clients", adding that "Jane's clients adore her tenacity".
Jane acts as a supervising solicitor appointed by the English Court in regard to the execution of search and door-step delivery up orders.
Jane’s publications include: “Use of Committal Procedure” Who’s Who Legal, 2015; “Keeping a Cool Head”, Solicitors Journal, 2013; and “Search and Seizure Orders”, IBA’s International Litigation Newsletter, 2013.
Jane has lectured on international tracing of assets at C5 fraud, asset tracing and recovery conferences and the IBA’s annual conference.
Jane is a committee member of the Commercial Litigators' Forum and the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.
Jane is the publications officer of the IBA’s litigation committee.
WWL says Jane Colston is “a prominent figure on the international scene” with considerable experience coordinating teams of lawyers and forensic experts in complex cross-border cases
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