Jana practises across all the main area areas of Chambers’ work. This includes Public & Regulatory, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Professional Discipline, Financial Services, Employment, Commercial, Sport, and Media & Entertainment. She has been instructed in cases that have appeared before a number of different courts and tribunals including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Administrative Court, Commercial Court, Chancery Division, County Court and Employment Tribunal.

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Public & Regulatory

Jana has been instructed in a number of public law cases, including in the Supreme Court. She has particular experience in regulatory cases, including professional discipline (for which see below) and has expertise in a wide variety of sectors – from financial services to sports. In 2014 she spent three months on secondment to the FCA. She is currently one of two Legal Secretaries to the Ethics Board of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which investigates breaches of the IAAF Code of Ethics. To date the Ethics Board has published a number of high profile decisions relating to corrupt practices in athletics, including surrounding anti-doping processes.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Jana has a particular interest in legal empowerment and rule of law issues. In 2015 she travelled with Oxfam Lawyers Against Poverty to Tajikistan to research and discuss access to justice, legal education and women’s rights.

Before joining Chambers Jana assisted the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in conducting research for a Memorandum to the Bangladeshi Government calling for an end to the practice of carrying out intrusive medical tests on survivors of rape and sexual abuse. 

Jana has volunteered with a number of NGOs in the field of legal empowerment, including an internship with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she worked in the Human Rights, Legal and Justice Sector Reform department. Whilst there she assisted in editing the Indonesian National Strategy on Access to Justice, and the Adat Justice Guidelines, codifying customary law principles.

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Professional Discipline

Jana has experience in advising individuals on investigations by their regulatory bodies including health care regulators and accountancy institutions.

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Financial Services

Jana has been instructed in a range of financial services cases. In 2014 she spent three months on secondment to the FCA (General Counsel Division) where she undertook a broad range of work including drafting sourcebook rules, advising on discrimination issues arising from the provision of financial services, and advising on judicial review challenges.

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Employment

Jana has been instructed by a broad range of clients in employment matters. She acts for both claimants and respondents.

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Commercial

Jana has experience of trial and advisory work in commercial cases, including trust law.

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Sport

Jana has experience representing sports regulatory bodies. In November 2015 she became one of two legal secretaries to the IAAF Ethics Board, which investigates breaches of the IAAF Code of Ethics. To date the Ethics Board has published a number of high profile decisions relating to corrupt practices in athletics, including surrounding anti-doping processes.

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Media & Entertainment

Jana has been instructed in and, during pupillage, assisted in advising in a number of media and entertainment cases.

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EU & Competition

Jana recently appeared as junior counsel in the Supreme Court in a case considering the appropriate standard of review for cases engaging rights under the Services Directive 2006/123/EC and the Provision of Services Regulations 2009/2999.

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Achievements

Education

English Literature and Language (BA Hons, Oxon): First Class (second in year); Graduate Diploma in Law: Distinction; BPTC: Outstanding.

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