Jane McNeill QC is a senior barrister with enormous experience. A leading silk since 2002, Jane specialises in employment, discrimination, personal injury and clinical negligence. She has led numerous high value employment cases, including psychiatric injury cases involving complex issues of compensation.

As a qualified mediator, she has also mediated substantial discrimination and personal injury disputes.

Jane practices from Old Square Chambers, of which she was Head from 2009-2015. The chambers has a strong reputation for ‘client-friendly and no-nonsense counsel’ and is rated ‘second to none’ for its employment practice. 

Chambers and Partners 2014 describes Jane as “a strategic thinker with good client skills who is committed to excellence” and in Legal 500 2013 as “extremely intelligent and brilliant on her feet”.  In past years she has been described as “a real gem without an ounce of pomposity in her”, “a tough persistent advocate…loved by clients but feared by opponents” and “an undersung heroine”.

Example cases include:

John Yapp v. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (QB)

Dr E Michalak v. (1) The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust & others

British Airways plc v. Williams & Others (Supreme Court)