Jane O'vel

Solicitor-Family Law

Jane joined Steed & Steed in 2018 and is a solicitor in the firm’s Family Law Department.

Jane has specialised in the field of family law for approximately 30 years working at law firms in London, Essex and now in Suffolk.

Her practice focuses predominately on divorce and finances. She represents clients in a wide range of income brackets including middle and upper income brackets, as well as in some of the most difficult cases where assets are small and insufficient to meet the needs of parties when living apart.  She understands that going through a divorce can be a very challenging time for her clients and she aims to help them to find solutions that enable them to move forward in their lives.

Jane also represents clients in the field of private children law. When a couple separates, one concern if not the major concern, will be the well-being of any children. Jane works with her clients and endeavours to assist them to find workable arrangements in the best interests of any children.

Jane is a member of Resolution and subscribes to its values attempting to diffuse conflict whenever possible but at the same time ensuring that her clients’ best interests are represented.

Jane offers a free 30 minute consultation to family law clients where they can talk with her about their particular set of circumstances, based on which she will be able to provide them with initial advice outlining some of the options that may be available to  them.


  • Chelmer Institute of Higher Education, BA Hons in Law, 1980
  • Lancaster Gate, Solicitors Finals Part 2 (Legal Practice Course), 1982
  • Training Contract, 1981-1984
  • Admitted as a solicitor, 1984


Member of Resolution


E: j.ovel@steedllp.co.uk 
T: 01787 373387