Janine Wolstenholme is an experienced advocate. She undertakes advisory, drafting and advocacy work, across all aspects of general commercial and civil litigation. Clients enjoy a high level of service and particularly appreciate her forensic, holistic and tactical approach.
Janine is regularly instructed by insurers in relation to a broad spectrum of indemnity disputes involving different types of insurance, including motor, casualty, business and property. She regularly drafts pleadings, provides advice and appears in court.
Many of her cases involve indemnity concerns, policy avoidance, statutory, contractual and common law recovery, and declaratory relief, including under the Road Traffic Act. She is also experienced in the sale and supply of good and services, product liability, latent defects, consumer protection, premises liability, property damage, and nuisance.
Janine has significant experience in fraudulent and suspicious claims, including all aspects of exaggeration, deceit, injuries at work, slippers and trippers, staged/contrived road accidents, including stooge and ghost vehicles, ‘slam-ons’, bogus passengers, credit hire, and low-velocity impact (LVI).
“I have had the pleasure of attending a 4-day trial where Janine conducted the advocacy in an action brought by the policyholder against their insurer, which we defended on fraudulent grounds.
Janine’s skills in cross-examining the witnesses, and luring them into a false sense of security, was absolutely fascinating; needless to say, we successfully defended, with a finding of fraud. Janine is down-to-earth and her client-care skills are second to none.
She is clearly passionate about her work and enjoys what she does, and this is reflected in the level of service received. I would not hesitate to recommend her.” – Commercial Litigation Partner, Top-100 law firm.
She instructed across the whole spectrum of court hearings, in both the County and High Courts, dealing with a variety of issues from short applications to contested multi-track trials and appeals lasting several days.
Janine is well versed in preliminary and interlocutory matters including, for example, CMCs, CCMCs, allocation and directions; applications for expert evidence; adding/substituting parties; resiling from admissions; setting aside judgments; abuse of process, strike-out and summary judgment applications; committal for contempt together with associated costs arguments.
Janine has a nationwide practice and is happy to travel to accommodate her clients’ needs, as well as deliver training and seminars to clients at their premises.
Janine may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.