Jessica is an Associate in the Family team.
Since joining Farrer & Co as a trainee in 2016, Jessica has been involved in matters as diverse as an urgent judicial review claim in the High Court, and assisting on a Court of Protection claim concerning mental capacity issues. She has also worked as part of a team advising clients on both contentious and non-contentious divorce and matrimonial issues. The work she has carried out has often included an international dimension.
Jessica is committed to pro bono work and is a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee at Farrer & Co. For the last year she has coordinated the firm's volunteering relationship with the Mary Ward Legal Advice Centre where members of the firm provide free advice to individuals in the community who may not otherwise have the means to access legal services. Jessica is also an active volunteer at the Centre herself.Before joining Farrer & Co, Jessica studied Modern and Medieval Languages (French and German) at the University of Cambridge. During the third year of her degree, she studied at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris where she undertook courses in comparative literature and history of art. Whilst studying at Cambridge, she was actively involved in charitable work, for example coordinating fundraising activities and volunteering as an English and Maths tutor.After graduating from University, Jessica completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at Kaplan Law School. During this time she also volunteered with a charity in London which worked to assist vulnerable women facing release from prison with their rehabilitation into society. She found this a truly rewarding experience. More recently, Jessica has spent time teaching in China and Hong Kong.