for information about Jane’s professional or speaking engagements, please contact Belinda Anderson on or 02 9335 3045

Interview with Jane Needham SC in best-selling book

Jane was interviewed by Dr Kirstin Ferguson for her new book Head and Heart: the Art of Modern Leadership (released 31 January 2023). The book examines the art of leadership as a balance of the head and the heart, and how to call on these strengths at the right time.

Doyles Guide listing for 2022

Jane has been named once more as one of New South Wales’ pre-eminent, and Australia’s leading, Wills & Estates Litigation Senior Counsel by Doyles Guide.

Legalwise Succession Conference

On 9 March 2023, Jane will be presenting on Collaborative Practice in Wills and Estates. More information can be found here.

NSW Bar Association – Social Media

Also on 9 March 2023, Jane will be part of a panel on the Use of Social Media by Barristers, with Arthur Moses SC and Matthew Lewis. The panel will discuss the dos and don’ts for barristers using social media. Issues to be discussed include:

  • the benefits of barristers adopting social media;
  • how to effectively use social media;
  • marketing within the rules;
  • precautions to take when using social media.

Keep an eye on InBrief for more details.

Collaborative Training

Jane successfully undertook the Collaborative Practice for Wills and Estates course in July 2022, and is doing her Advanced Skills training in February 2023. She is now available to act as a collaborative professional or as facilitator/coach in wills and estates collaborative disputes. See more about the course here.

Piddington Society Bali Conference 2-4 June 2023

Jane will be presenting a paper on the complex issue of leadership in the modern workplace at this conference, which has an impressive lineup starting with the Chief Justice of Western Australia. See you there (and also at the Potato Head Beach Club!).

Recently …


London CPE Conference, January 2023

On 3 January 2023, Jane spoke on Inclusion and Diversity in the Law and Medicine – why is there still an issue, and how can you help? at the CPE Conference in London. Her presentation, with links to research and statistics, is available here.


Legalwise Advanced Estate Planning and Litigation Conference

Jane provided an update on recent cases of note at this conference, held on Tuesday 15 November 2022. Her presentation, and the list of cases, are available here.

Australian Women Lawyers National Conference

On 6 August 2022, Jane spoke as a member of the panel on the topic Economic and Financial Security in the Modern Workplace, dealing with women’s inclusion and advancement issues such as flexible work, childcare, and equitable briefing. More information about the conference may be found here.

Keynote Address – Charles Sturt University LLB Intensive

Jane gave the Keynote Address at the plenary session of the Intensive on 27 August 2022, speaking to law students from all over New South Wales undertaking their degree through CSU.