Jane Challoner


Head of Tech Innovation at CMS Cameron McKennaNabarro Olswang LLP


Jane leads on researching, developing and implementing the CMS innovation strategy. In particular, the “Developers on Demand” aspect of CMS By Design. This service offers legal tech and operational consultancy to clients. She contributes to developing and sharing knowledge and best practices across the firm, initiating genuine innovation as well as continuous improvement. Her team is enhancing the firm’s ability to take ideas from all areas of our business and develop them into tangible outcomes that add value for our clients and create profit.  Her goals are to provide insight into a confusing legal tech landscape, increase the pace of innovation in the firm and to build on the extensive tech expertise at CMS to develop or integrate new technologies for us and our clients.


Jane is a qualified Banking lawyer who originally practised in Asset Finance before moving into law firm knowledge management as a Professional Support Lawyer. She has been Head of International Knowledge and People and then Head of Learning and Development before moving to work on a number of firm strategic projects. She has transformed the firm’s approach to the creation, storage and search of legal documentation and knowledge. She was responsible for the design and creation of the outsourced 100 person CMS document and design team, the migration of millions of documents on the CMS three way merger and has extensive experience of setting up both new business services lines and international firm offices.