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In Place of Strife

The Mediation Chambers


Jane Player

Jane Player's expertise focuses on general corporate and contractual claims, fraud and project disputes to include technology and telecoms. With particular experience of international dispute resolution and cross cultural aspects of joint ventures.

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Profile Summary


With over two decades’ experience of mediating a variety of commercial disputes, Jane is well-known for her tenacity and legal insight. Described as a “creative problem solver”. Recognised for her ability to mediate successfully in the midst of particularly strong personailities who may be sceptical of the process as a whole. Jane has sector knowledge of technology projects and joint ventures. When conflicts cross cultures and borders, there are few held in such high regard for their ability to get to the core of the problem and get parties to focus on future business interests rather than just legal positions.


  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Agency, EU regulations & distribution agreements
  • Commercial contracts
  • Cross-border & International
  • Defamation
  • Distribution agency & licensing
  • Energy Oil & gas
  • Financial Services
  • Franchising
  • Fraud deceit & conversion
  • Gaming
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Licensing
  • Manfacturing
  • Media Entertainment & the Arts
  • Motorsport
  • Outsourcing
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Sale of Goods and services
  • Sponsorship
  • Sport
  • Statutory authorities
  • Telecoms
  • Transport and infrastructure planning

Career history

April 2017 - present Independent Mediator

2012 to April 2017 Partner at King & Spalding LLP London

2002 to 2012 Partner Bird & Bird  LLP London and Independent Mediator

1992 to 2002 Associate and Partner at DLA Piper LLP

1987 to 1992 Associate at Turner Kenneth Brown

Professional qualifications and affiliations

CEDR accredited 2000

CEDR faculty teaching member

Faculty member of MATA's International Advanced Mediation Course 

Member of the IMI Users Council for Mediators

Member of Commercial Mediators group

Co-chair of the IBA Mediation section , Part of the Mediation section of the International Bar Association