Dickinson Gleeson has appointed a Consultant to support its growing legal team Advocate Jane Martin has been recruited by the practice to further enhance its litigation offering, and brings with her a wealth of experience in commercial litigation and case management.
As former Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Jersey and previously a Managing Partner of a local law firm, Advocate Martin has enjoyed a varied career, which also includes being appointed as Crown Advocate and arguing cases on behalf of the prosecution in criminal trials.
Founding partner James Gleeson said of Jane’s appointment: “Jane has joined us at an exciting time in the firm’s journey. Jane’s expertise is invaluable in bolstering the team and providing the excellent all-round service that our clients expect from us”.
Advocate Martin will focus on a wide range of contentious trusts and companies disputes, including advising trustees, high net worth individuals, companies and shareholders. Having qualified as an English solicitor, Jane was sworn in an Advocate of the Royal Court in 1995.
Commenting on her appointment, Jane added: “I was attracted to working for Dickinson Gleeson due to the high profile, complex cases that they undertake and the dynamic, can do attitude that has made them a market leader in disputes work.” The appointment of Advocate Martin comes at the same time as the firm’s directory rankings confirm the firm as a “veritable litigation force with a client-care that is second-to-none”, by renowned legal directory the Legal 500.
The firm is also delighted that its two founding partners, Advocates Dickinson and Gleeson, have been awarded “Hall of Fame” status by the Legal 500. The Legal 500 Hall of Fame notes those individuals who have received “constant praise by their clients for continued excellence”, highlighting the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of their profession. The other leading directory, Chambers and Partners, has noted: “They’re intellectually rigorous and have great a practice,” say sources, who add that it is a “great boutique firm.”