Janet is a versatile practitioner with interests and experience in a range of areas including administrative law, education law, local government law and information law. She specialises in public law and commercial law, with a particular interest in the interface between the two. Janet has practised as a barrister at Matrix since 2001 and is an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.
In addition to her experience at the London Bar, Janet has extensive experience of litigation in courts at all levels in South Africa, including some of the early leading cases in the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She is at present instructed by a large international group of companies in several long-running commercial arbitrations under the aegis of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA).
Janet acts for and against a range of public authorities. In recent years, she has been extensively involved in advising and representing local government on a variety of issues, with a particular focus on the challenges borne of the contraction in local government funding.
Janet has knowledge and experience of freedom of information issues in South Africa and England. She has represented public authorities in the Information Tribunal, and has advised public authorities and private parties on issues arising under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.
Janet accepts instructions under the Bar Council Standard Contractual Terms, details of which can be found here.