Public Law Paralegal
Jessica joined Simpson Millar as a Paralegal, working in the Public Law department in March 2017.
Prior to joining the firm, Jessica developed a professional interest in anti-human trafficking law. Jessica initially worked, in a voluntary capacity, within safe houses provided for victims of human trafficking during their initial recovery. She then progressed to employment in the charity sector as an advocate for adult victims of trafficking in Greater London whose trafficking cases were being progressed through the National Referral Mechanism.
In her role as a Paralegal at Simpson Millar, Jessica works with our Public Law Solicitors on cases that involve victims of trafficking, young people in and leaving care and, adults with disabilities.
Jessica is currently expanding her expertise within the department and, has recently moved into the Education section of the team to also work on appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal and separate Education Judicial Review claims.
Jessica is due to undertake a two year Training Contract with the firm, beginning in April 2019.
Interests outside of work
Jessica loves rifle target shooting, classic novels, hiking/walking adventures, and all things Steampunk or tea-related.
Jessica graduated from the University of Exeter in 2015 with a First Class Law degree and was awarded the Hart Publishing Award for the Best Overall achievement in the Law of Trusts.
As part of her degree, Jessica completed a research thesis analysing the history and theory behind International Anti-Trafficking law and the impact this has protective measures detailed within the Modern Slavery Bill prior to its enactment.