Human Rights Barrister, The Circle
Jessica is recognised as one of the country’s leading specialists in EU and human rights law, acting for a wide range of clients including large companies, regulators, Government departments, NGOs, and private individuals. She has particular experience in privacy/data protection, acting in the recent DRIPA case in Luxembourg, as well as in 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 the executive committee of BEG, Vice Chair of the Bar Council EU Law Committee and on the steering group of UKLegalFuture.
Jessica is also a member of The Circle, an NGO founded by Annie Lennox that works to realise the rights for disempowered women, and led their report into ‘The Fundamental Right to a Living Wage’.