Skip to main content
Jane Childs

Jane Childs

T +44 20 7398 4622
F +44 30 3130 3001
  • RSS Icon
  • AddRemove
  • Build a Report 

"Responsive, accessible, and down to earth"

UK Legal 500

Jane Childs is a partner in the London office of Mayer Brown's Insurance & Reinsurance practice which is highlighted in UK Legal 500, 2012 for its “industry knowledge and the appropriateness of its advice” and “real strength in financial institutions insurance”. Jane herself is recognised as “highly experienced” in insurance and reinsurance litigation (UK Legal 500, 2017).

Jane is one of the lead financial lines partners in the group and has extensive experience of handling complex, high-value crime, civil liability, FI and D&O claims in this sector. Jane is recognised in UK Legal 500, 2012 as an “expert in financial lines”. Jane has achieved ‘trusted adviser’ status with many of the leading insurers of financial institutions and is described as “responsive, accessible and down to earth” in UK Legal 500, 2010 and “‘First class’” in UK Legal 500, 2007.

Jane has been at the forefront of advising the insurance market on Madoff claims, rate-fixing scandals, prospectus liability issues and a range of mis-selling claims over the past two decades. She also handles significant and very sensitive D&O claims, including those with US securities class action exposure, wide-ranging regulatory investigations and complex offshore trust and administration liability issues. Jane also works with insurers on warranty & indemnity matters, drawing on her financial, audit and accounting knowledge to advise on coverage and case strategy. Jane has defended asset/fund managers against claims for breach of investment mandates and fund mismanagement; defended private banks for breach of mandate claims; and represents offshore service providers in connection with administrator and director disputes.

Jane works with insurers to create new insurance products and has played a pivotal role drafting wordings for stockbrokers’ liability, professional liability for financial institutions, and bulk annuity buy-in and buyout policies for the pensions sector. She advises pensions trustees on all insurance aspects of bulk annuity policies including the capital structures of insurers, priorities on insurance insolvency, recourse to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, insurer regulation and negotiations of buy-in and buyout insurance policies. Jane represented the trustees of the Total UK Pension Plan who insured £1.6 billion of pensioner liabilities with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) in June 2014; this is one of the UK industry's largest bulk annuity deals and the size of the transaction required the implementation of an innovative structure with PIC. Jane also assists trustees with pension trustee liability run-off insurance considerations in the context of winding up. Jane is currently negotiating a significant value insurance longevity swap with a major UK insurer.  She also works with reinsurers on longevity risk transfer transactions in the form of reinsurance agreements, drawing on the skills of her insurance regulatory, pensions and derivatives colleagues to advise clients on the establishment of new reinsurance capacity and how to future-proof contractual terms of longevity reinsurance.

Jane also has experience of defending accountants and auditors in relation to claims for negligence and misrepresentation arising out of audits, share valuations, corporate transactions and property appraisals. Jane was previously part of the litigation team representing Coopers & Lybrand in large scale commercial litigation arising out of the audits of the Maxwell group of companies and subsequently spent time on secondment with the Office of General Counsel at PwC UK, working as a Legal Adviser and Risk Management lawyer for the Tax and Legal Services business. Jane has considerable experience working with the captive of a major accounting firm, managing offshore professional liability claims brought against trustees in respect of investment mandate and fund management issues.

The Build a Report feature requires the use of cookies to function properly. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently. If you do not accept cookies, this function will not work. For more information please see our Privacy Policy

You have no pages selected. Please select pages to email then resubmit.