Jane Talbot has specialised in Landlord and Tenant law since qualification, acting for Local Authorities, Private Registered Providers, private landlords and tenants. Jane has a high profile for such work and has been at the forefront of emerging legislation by virtue of her position as member and later, Chair of the Law Society’s Housing Committee (a role held from 2008-2017). In this role, Jane gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on the implications of the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 and has also given evidence to the Welsh Government on the Renting Homes proposals.
Chambers & Partners 2020: “A gifted barrister with great talent not only on her feet but also with her friendly and reassuring approach with clients.” “Very thorough and willing to go the extra mile.”
Legal 500 2019: “A very good advocate with great attention to detail.”
Chambers & Partners 2019: “She has a wealth of experience and is a very capable advocate.” “Very professional and helpful.”
Legal 500 2018: “‘A strong and approachable advocate.”
Chambers & Partners 2018: “She is an absolute star and has seamlessly made the transition from solicitor to the Bar. She really knows her stuff, housing-wise. When we instruct her I always sleep much sounder knowing that she’s on board to fight our corner. No problem I’ve approached her with has been too tricky.”
Legal 500 2017: “She has an excellent rapport with clients.”
Publications and articles
Jane has written numerous articles on landlord and tenant issues in publications such as Inside Housing and The Guardian. Jane also speaks at both regional and national events.
A selection of her articles (written during her work as a solicitor) are below:
Writing in the Resolve ASB newsletter, Jane Talbot looks at the interplay between anti social behaviour, housing and domestic violence. To read the article in full click here.
A profile on Jane Talbot when she was appointed as The new chair of the Law Society Housing Law Committee. To read the profile in full, click here.
Writing in the Guardian newspaper, Jane Talbot (nee Plant) discusses how anti-social behaviour laws impact on situations with nuisance neighbours. This article was published after Jane gave evidence to the home affairs select committee on 15th January 2013. To read the article in full, click here.
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