Jessica is recognised as one of the country’s leading specialists in public/regulatory, EU and human rights law, acting for a wide range of clients, ranging from large companies, regulators, Government departments, NGOs, and for private individuals. She has particular experience in data protection privacy/data protection, tax, regulatory/competition law across different industries and in civil liberties work.

Prior to taking Silk in 2013 she was a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel of Counsel. She is editor of ‘Human Rights Practice’, a qualified mediator, was in 2016 UK nominee for Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, is a member of BEG and vice chair of the Bar Council EU Law Committee.

Professional and Academic Qualifications

2016: Elected Bencher of Middle Temple (Inns of Court)

2015: Fellow, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute on International and Comparative Law.

2013: Appointed as Queen’s Counsel

2010: Appointed to Attorney General’s A Panel of Counsel

2003: Appointed to Attorney General’s B Panel of Counsel

1994-1995: Post-graduate diploma in EC Law, King’s College, London

1991-1992: Bar Finals (Harmsworth and Inns of Court Law scholar)

1990-1991: City University London CPE

1986-89: St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, MA Hons (Oxon)