Jessie joined chambers in July 2021, following the successful completion of her pupillage. She is developing a broad practice covering all aspects of Commercial, Public and International/EU law.
Before coming to the Bar, Jessie qualified as a solicitor at Linklaters LLP and practised as an associate in the firm’s dispute resolution department in London, specialising in commercial litigation and public law.
Jessie graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2012, winning the prize for best performance in Public International Law, and received an LLM from the University of Cambridge in 2014.
Jessie accepts instructions in all areas of commercial law. Jessie’s recent commercial work includes:
Jessie accepts instructions in all areas of public law. During pupillage, Jessie assisted with a number of public law disputes, including:
Jessie has a particular interest in public international law, human rights and sanctions.
As a solicitor, Jessie worked with Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE QC and Sarah Love for the successful respondent State in 16812/17 Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company Ltd, and others v Georgia (2019) before the European Court of Human Rights.
During pupillage, Jessie assisted Maya Lester QC on a number of sanctions matters relating to the EU Blocking Regulation and human rights/Magnitsky sanctions. Jessie also assisted Maya Lester QC on a number of public international law matters for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
2019: Called to the Bar of England and Wales
2016-19: Associate, Dispute Resolution, Linklaters LLP
2016: Seconded Employment Advocate, Free Representation Unit
2014-16: Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters LLP
2019: Bar Transfer Test, BPP Law School
2017: Advanced Course on International Criminal Law, International Law and Economic Crime, The Hague Academy of International Law
2013-14: LLM, University of Cambridge (First Class)
2007-12: LLB, University of New South Wales, Australia (First Class Honours)
2007-12: BA (International Studies), University of New South Wales, Australia (Distinction)
Scholarships and prizes:
John & Sophie Laws Scholar, Bar European Group
Becker Law Studentship, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
Kate Bertram Prize, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
Best performance in Public International Law, University of New South Wales
Dean’s List, Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales
Semi-finalist, International Criminal Court Trial Moot, The Hague
Semi-finalist, World Human Rights Moot, Pretoria, South Africa
'Aiding and Abetting by Omission before the International Criminal Tribunals' (2016) 14(4) Journal of International Criminal Justice 747
'The International Criminal Court and Financial Crime' in Barry Rider (ed), Research Handbook on International Financial Crime (2015, Edward Elgar)
‘Overview: Criminal Law, Evidence & Procedure’ (2014) 3(2) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law