Jane Porter

Jane Porter - Partner

Head of Family

Jane is regularly instructed by high net worth clients with complicated issues and where specialist knowledge is required to unravel trusts, understand the importance of competing jurisdictions and comprehend and forensically dismantle complex family companies and pension funds. She also advises on pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation claims and disputes relating to children.

Jane is a trained family mediator and a practising collaborative lawyer.

Recent work

  • Instructed in a high net worth matrimonial dispute which involved the valuation of several family businesses across the South. The businesses were held in a complex and divergent corporate and partnership structures involving third parties. A settlement was negotiated at the door of the Court whereby the client achieved a favourable result which would have been unlikely on a fully contested basis.
  • Acted for a client in achieving a 74% share of the total matrimonial assets. There was a real danger on the face of the facts the agreement would be construed as unfair by the court, however some skilful drafting of the consent agreement and accompanying documents resulted in the order being made by the court.
  • Acted for a non domiciled client with assets of the marriage spread across Europe. There were difficult issues arising out of non-disclosure and the complexity of the parties’ affairs. A fair and reasonable result was achieved with the client retaining a significant proportion of income and the foreign property.
  • Acted for a client in respect of a protracted residence and contact dispute with multiple applications to the court and claims against the client by a vexatious litigant. Jane was successful in defending these claims and ultimately in obtaining a residence order in favour of her client.

Chambersand partners uk 2017

“Jane Porter is “full of energy, very practical and gives concise advice,” according to sources. She advises on trusts issues, family businesses and children law matters. Sources highlight her as “a compassionate, cautious, sensible and protective solicitor who is very experienced with vulnerable clients.”

(Ranked Band 1 for Family/Matrimonial)

Citywealth Leader

Citywealth recommended 2016

Jane is ranked as a Prominent Figure in Citywealth Leaders List 2016 for Family & Matrimonial. She is also listed within Power Women.

The Legal 500 Review

Lester Aldridge LLP acts in international children disputes and advises on prenuptial agreements, trusts and cohabitation agreements. Mediator Jane Porter ‘stretches and inspires her team to the client’s benefit’.