Jane Anderson

Criminal Law Regulatory Matters Road Transport & Logistics

Jane graduated from Durham University before qualifying as a solicitor in 1996 with Batcheldors, which later merged with Woodfines. Jane left Woodfines to join the First Law Partnership in 2005 to develop her criminal legal aid practice, during which time she established a strong reputation and client base in the local criminal courts; appearing regularly in the Magistrates and Crown Courts as a higher court advocate having attained her higher rights of audience. The FLP merged with Cartwright King and Jane used her time there to expand her practice to include regulatory law, whilst remaining a committed court advocate.

Jane re-joined the team here at Woodfines in 2017, adding a wealth of experience and further improving our specialist Transport team. She has a particular interest in POCA proceedings, advising on the rights of third parties and representing individuals and businesses subject to applications for cash seizures, restraint and confiscation.

Having spent over 20 years defending those involved within the Criminal Justice System, Jane continues to skilfully and robustly represent the interests of individuals and businesses investigated and prosecuted by the Police, CPS, Local Authorities, the Health and Safety Executive and other Crown Agencies.

More about Jane… 

What was your first job? 

Saturday girl, Mickey Finn’s chip shop, Central Drive, Blackpool

Tell us something that not many people would know about you?

I got married on the Empire State Building.

If you weren’t a lawyer or in your current profession, what would you be doing?



I didn't know what to expect, but Jane Anderson showed a very genuine interest, was completely, even "forensically" aware of all aspects of the case, spotting facts and drawing inferences that I had missed.

I can say, without exaggeration, that I have total confidence in her. In the unfortunate event that I should need a criminal lawyer again, I would not even consider anyone else.

All that and she is a good egg too!
I found Jane Anderson to be most professional and very down to earth. Her advice was most helpful and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others who found themselves in a similar situation to that in which I found myself.
Jane Anderson dealt with my case in a friendly, efficient and totally professional way. She put me at my ease and achieved a successful outcome with minimum fuss.