Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); B.A (Hons, First Class), LL.B, University of Otago
Jane Adams is an Associate in our Property and Private Client Team and is based out of our Dunedin office. She has experience assisting clients in New Zealand and Australia on a range of commercial, public sector and residential property law matters. Jane has particular expertise working in corporate acquisitions and disposals, commercial leasing and complex infrastructure and energy projects (including retirement villages, shopping malls, retail chains, mining, and electricity projects).
Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours (History) from the University of Otago in 2001. She was admitted to the bar in New Zealand in 2002, and to Victoria, Australia in 2005.
Jane started her legal career at Anderson Lloyd as a Solicitor in 2002 and spent time in our Commercial Team until 2004. Prior to re- joining Anderson Lloyd in 2019, she spent five years in Melbourne in the Property team of a top-tier Australian law firm (now known as Herbert Smith Freehills). This included a client secondment to an electricity company and to a pro bono organisation.
Jane then undertook further study, and graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History and Law from the University of Otago in 2017. She has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre (researching New Zealand’s legal architecture) and as a Lecturer in the History Programme.
Jane is a member of the Otago Women Lawyers’ Society and Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society. She is a Trustee on the Old Dunedin Gaol Trust.