Jane Senior

Accredited mediator

Jane Senior, Lodders Solicitors, Dispute Resolution Law, Stratford upon Avon

Short bio:

I specialise in property dispute resolution and contentious probate resolution.

I have nearly 30 years’ of advising companies, partnerships, and private clients in many areas including landlord and tenant matters, easements such as rights of way and rights to light, overage, party walls, boundaries, proprietary estoppel, and development projects and agreements. I act for farmers and landowners in relation to property, land, and agricultural disputes.

I also deal with contentious probate matters. This includes claims under the Inheritance Act 1975; claims in which the capacity of the deceased is in question, and issues over alleged undue influence. I’ve acted for many clients in relation to proprietary estoppel claims which often arise if someone is left out of the will.

I am an accredited mediator and believe that many disputes can be effectively resolved this way. My approach is pragmatic and commercial and, where appropriate I will pursue a claim (or defend a claim) to trial, with a clear strategy and the client’s objective always in mind.

I sit on the panel of dispute mediators for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, where our role is to encourage and assist parties to resolve boundary disputes without needing to go to court.

  • I am based in Stratford upon Avon

    What I excel in:

    • Agricultural Law
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Business Property
    • Commercial Property and Land Dispute Resolution
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Disputed Wills and Estates
    • Landed Estates
    • Property Dispute Resolution
    • Real Estate Law
    • Residential Property and Land Dispute Resolution

    Additional skills

    • Alert to clients’ commercial requirements as well as their legal ones
    • Empathy and listening skills
    • Able to efficiently assess facts and issues of a dispute and cut through to identify a pragmatic solution

    My career highlights

    • Joining Lodders in 2015 to lead the Dispute Resolution team
    • Achieving mediator accreditation in 2020
    • Successful appeal to the Court of Appeal in a commercial Landlord and Tenant case relating to the Landlord’s use of common areas

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    “An experienced property lawyer and impresses clients with her understanding of the issues and our requirements.”

    Client feedback

    “Both Jane and Christopher always returned my calls, were courteous and friendly and very professional. I had every confidence in both.”

    Client feedback

    “Extremely commercial and fast, and particularly good when things get urgent.”

    Chambers and Partners

    “Jane surpassed my expectations and always acted in a professional manner providing me with consistent support and expertise at all times.”



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