Jane Needham SC
|Jane Needham SC was admitted as a legal practitioner on 3 August 1990 and commenced her practice as a barrister. She joined 13th Floor St James’ Hall as one of the foundation members in early 1991. She was appointed Senior Counsel on 29 September 2004. Jane specialises in Equity and Succession Law and has both lectured and spoken at professional development conferences on these topics. She was part of the Bar Association’s consultative committees on the introduction of the Succession Act 2006, and is being appointed to the Law Council advisory committee on Elder Law. She provides advice to clients on succession planning as well as acting in all aspects of estate litigation.
Jane holds the Practitioner’s Certificate in Mediation from IAMA and was appointed to the Supreme Court of NSW Mediator List for 2010-2011. She both conducts and appears for client in mediations.
Jane is currently the Junior Vice-President of the Council of the Bar Association of New South Wales, and Chair of a Professional Conduct Committee. She was a Deputy President of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal from 2002-2011, and was Divisional Head of the Revenue Division and assigned to the Equal Opportunity and General Divisions.
She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales majoring in Medieval English and Linguistics in 1985, and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Technology in 1990. She was a part-time lecturer in Law at UTS in 1991-3 and 1998, teaching Land Law, Succession and Pleadings.
Further information about Jane Needham SC can be found at www.janeedham.com.au.
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Phone: (+61 2) 9335 3044