Jessica accepted an invitation to join The 36 Group in 2019 following successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Emily James and Chris Carr. She specialises in children matters and welcomes instructions in both public and private law cases.
Prior to pupillage, Jessica gained experience working as a paralegal at Clyde & Co and Fulcrum Chambers, working on disclosure to the Grenfell Inquiry and case preparation for Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation respectively. Before this she was an Amicus intern at the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s office assisting counsel in preparation for, and throughout the trial of, State of Oklahoma v. Dustin Davison. Jessica remains actively involved with Amicus in the UK, assisting with recruitment and training of future interns and promotion of the charity’s work to student bodies.
Before converting to law, Jessica worked in mental health both as a community support worker and, on a voluntary basis, as a supervisor and call-handler for the National Self-Harm Network.
Appointments & Memberships
Family Law Bar Association
Administrative Law Bar Association
Young Legal Aid Lawyers
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
Bar Professional Training Course, Manchester Metropolitan University – Very Competent
Graduate Diploma in Law, Manchester Metropolitan University – Distinction
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Nottingham – 2:1
Awards and Scholarships
Jules Thorn BPTC Scholarship, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
Dean’s List of Student Awards for Public Law and Legal Skills and Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University
GDL Scholarship, Manchester Metropolitan University
Allen Standen Award for Outstanding Dissertation, University of Nottingham