Wednesday, 11 June 2014

With great sadness, we say goodbye to Jane Cummins

Jane Patricia Cummins, Partner, Duty Solicitor and Head of the Family Department at Wainwright & Cummins LLP, passed away unexpectedly on 8th June 2014 at the age of 63.

Jane initially worked as an English teacher in a Catholic secondary school, before joining the firm in 1996. She qualified as a solicitor in 1998, practicing both Criminal Law and Family Law, and founding the firm’s Family Department. In 2001, she obtained Child Panel membership and qualified as a Duty Solicitor, and she developed the Family Department further following the firm’s move to offices on Acre Lane, Brixton. She continued to undertake both Criminal and Family work over the course of her career.

In her personal life, Jane had a passion for the opera and theatre. She had a penchant for picking up last-minute bargains at the Opera House and the National Theatre, and regularly attended both with her husband. She often enjoyed a glass of white wine with colleagues at the end of a long day, and was a regular fixture on the firm’s social outings.

Jane was much-loved by all who worked with her. She was a constant source of support and guidance to her colleagues, both personally and professionally, as well as a valued friend. She always had time for everyone, no matter how busy she was. She had incredible empathy for her clients, and showed a great commitment to advancing the cause of the vulnerable and weak. It is a tragic loss to the firm, her family and her clients, and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband Jonathan Cummins, also a Partner at the firm, and their three children.


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