Jane Lambert
27 May 2010
Jane Lambert is a barrister specializing in intellectual property, technology,media and entertainment and competition law.  Born in Manchester and educated at St. Paul’s School, the University of St. Andrews, the University of California at Los Angeles and the Inns of Court School of Law (now the City Law School), Jane was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in July 1977.   After common law pupillage in the chambers of Sir Roy Beldam QC (as he then was) and a chancery pupillage in the chambers of Paul Baker QC she practised from 8 Old Square until 1983. In that year she was legal advisor to VISA International for Europe, the Middle East and Africa where she participated in the very early development of e-commerce law and thus acquired considerable practical experience of intellectual property, licensing, computer supply contract and competition law. Returning to Manchester in 1985 Jane built up a specialist practice in intellectual property and information technology law.  In 1985 she set up and chaired for 4 subsequent years the first branch of the Society for Computers and Law. In 1997 she opened NIPC, the first and so far only specialist intellectual; property and technology chambers outside London. When it became possible for barristers to accept instructions without the intervention of a solicitor she moved her chambers to the Huddersfield Media Centre to be closer to the sort of start-ups and small and medium enterprises that NIPC was set up to serve.  Jane has appeared as counsel in many important cases on intellectual property and technology law. She is the author of several books and articles on the subject and has spoken at several internaitonal conferences and seminars. A trained mediator and arbitrator, she sits on the arbitration, mediation and domain name dispute resolution panels of the WIPO.