Jane is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer who advises companies, board members and high-net-worth individuals on risk and the avoidance and resolution of disputes both domestic and international.
Jane has a particular focus on disputes involving property and trusts and maximising insurance recoveries for policyholders. She also advises companies in relation to workplace safety with experience in dealing with the aftermath of serious and fatal accidents in the workplace.
Although Jane prefers to resolve disputes without the need for proceedings, she has extensive experience of litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Jane’s decisiveness, clear insight and knowledge of the legal position allowed immediate progress and formed the foundation for a successful outcome. When matters became critical, Jane’s reassuring guidance alongside a candid view of the facts ensured the reality was understood but that the potential routes to resolution were clear. Aligned to this, an ability to bring clarity to and drive for the agreed objective, allowed a successful outcome to be reached. Achieving all of this, this while keeping the other side on their toes, ensured a challenging process became manageable while the desired resulted was negotiated.
Graeme Monce ACII ACILA
Managing Director Hamilton Bond Ltd Claims Consultants & Chartered Loss Adjusters
I have been a client of Jane's for over thirty years both personally and in my capacity as Chief Executive Officer at Merchant Retail PLC. Jane has undertaken instructions upon complex commercial issues, very quickly understood complexities of the prospective litigation and provided advice of the highest qualities. Jane is an excellent lawyer, capable of pressing claims to a conclusion, but retains common sense and a pragmatic approach to balance the “win at all costs” approach.
Chief Executive Officer at Merchant Retail PLC
Advised local, mayoral and parliamentary candidates on election petitions and electoral offences
Recognised by Best Lawyers (UK) 2019 in the practice area of Litigation
Jane Harte-Lovelace of Keystone Law enjoys "an excellent reputation in the market," according to interviewees. Her experience encompasses employer and D&O liability claims as well as business interruption and political risk disputes.
Chambers UK 2018
Recognised as a leading individual by Chambers UK and Legal 500 for over a decade.
Jane Harte-Lovelace has a strong reputation for her work in the policyholder space. Areas of focus include property damage and business interruption claims, political risk, D&O and trade credit. Sources say: “She has a really good reputation, is very nice and knows what she is doing.”
Chambers UK 2017
The “very thorough, approachable and helpful” Jane Harte-Lovelace heads the firm's insurance team. She provides a broad practice which includes political risk, trade credit and public liability work.
Chambers UK 2016
Jane Harte-Lovelace heads up the policyholder team and is a seasoned veteran on the claimant side. She is particularly adept at achieving her clients' aims without unnecessary recourse to litigation.
Chambers UK 2015
Jane Harte-Lovelace advises policyholders on a variety of significant disputed insurance claims. Sources celebrate her as a “savvy, experienced litigator who has a firm handle on the law and the practicalities of a fight.”
Hugely experienced in handling professional indemnity, D&O and political risk cases.
Chambers UK 2013
“Unfailingly professional”, the “exceptionally quick and thorough” Jane Harte-Lovelace handles high-profile D&O, professional indemnity and political risk cases.
“Knowledgeable, and considerate to all issues”, and “follows through with advice and strategy".
Legal 500 2011
Member of the Property Litigation Association
|2017||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|1993 - 2017||K&L Gates | Partner|
|1983 - 1992||Stephenson Harwood | Trainee Solicitor, Associate, then Partner|