"Jayne Clemens has built a client base with an international footprint and leads on global disputes as well as serving UK clients. She specialises in high-value complex contractual disputes and in particular those with a technology or IT focus."

Legal 500 2024

"Jayne Clemens is very knowledgeable on media issues and swift and responsive for clients facing pre-publication issues and engaged in litigation"

Legal 500 2024

"Jayne Clemens was super-responsive, empathetic and carried that empathy well into exploring win-win solutions with the other side. She was sure-footed and pragmatic in an urgent situation and got us the result we needed."

Legal 500 2023

"Jayne Clemens’ legal and industry knowledge is excellent, combined with strategic sense and sound client management."

Legal 500 2023

"The team is very experienced in representing HNW individuals in reputation management matters as part of the strong international private wealth offering of the Firm as a whole. They also act for campaigning organisations. The team’s key capability is their expertise in ‘under the radar’ representation, with the meaning that often their work is not public, which is consistent with the clients’ objectives."

Legal 500 2022

"Jayne Clemens is an outstanding individual. Very receptive to client needs and with a full knowledge of the field."

Legal 500 2022

I am a Partner in the Commercial & Regulatory Disputes team. I lead Michelmores Reputation and crisis management practice.

My portfolio includes a wide range of matters covering high value complex contractual disputes and particularly those with a technology or IT focus.

I have a niche practice in defamation, with a particular focus on the removal of libellous material from websites and social media. I work with a number of landed estates, commercial organisations and very high net worth individuals to discreetly manage, bring and defend claims in libel and privacy.

I have been at Michelmores for 11 years and have developed our practice in defamation and crisis management over the course of that time.  It is important to me to stand with and support clients when navigating what can be their most vulnerable time. My clients include senior executives, investors, high profile professionals and high net worth individuals. Our speed of service and absolute discretion to secure the removal of defamatory material are key to our success in this area and why our clients trust us time and time again, trust which we never take for granted.

I am listed as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by Legal 500.

Recent experience

Acting for Ticketus LLP with respect to its dispute with Craig Whyte over ticket sales for the Rangers football club

Acting for Octopus Property in the High Court to recover funds

Assisting a number of clients, including public sector bodies, with claims for breaches of large IT contracts with an additional focus on contract termination for breach

Successfully negotiating a very large settlement in a complex claim for breach of contract against a financial institution

Advising a number of organisations on multiple actions for pensions mis-advice