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Jayne Cross

Partner and Head of Civil & Corporate Litigation Minchin and Kelly
Tel: +267 391 2734

Biography

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CAREER

  • 2008 Qualified, Mhaka Attorneys
  • 2009 Attorney, Minchin & Kelly (Botswana)
  • 2010 Associate; 2016 Partner
  • LLB (cum laude), University of South Africa, 2008
  • Diploma in Trial Advocacy, Law Society of Botswana and National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2010

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Law Society of Botswana

MAIN AREAS OF LAW

Jayne Cross is a partner in the Civil Litigation practice.  Her area of expertise is in the field of insurance law, commercial and civil litigation and liquidations.  Jayne has extensive experience in domestic and cross border litigation.

Jayne is a trainer in the Trial Advocacy Course administered by the Law Society of Botswana, in conjunction with US and East African lawyers which provides legal advocacy training skills.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

Examples of Jayne’s work include:

  • Acting on behalf of most of the international insurance companies in Botswana as well as the Government Insurance Scheme
  • Instituting and defending third party insurance claims
  • Litigation relating to insurance contracts
  • Defending public liability claims
  • Litigation on disputed pension matters
  • Repossessions
  • Personal damages claims
  • Medical negligence claims
  • Property disputes
  • Advising and representing local and international companies in contractual breach claims
  • Advising on interpretation of contracts
  • Advising on international conventions
  • Litigation relating to restraint of trade and confidentiality agreements
  • Liquidations and creditors meetings
  • Advice and litigation relating to banking laws and audit regulations

SIGNIFICANT CLIENTS

Her non-contentious practice is mainly in the area of insurance, advising clients on insurance claims and disputes, advising Regent Insurance Botswana (Pty) Ltd now Hollard Insurance Company of Botswana (Pty) Ltd (Hollard), Zurich Insurance Company Botswana Limited now B.I.C.B Limited t/a Bryte Risk Services Botswana (Bryte) on cross border disputes, commercial advice and policy interpretations.

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