Overview

Jessica specialises in contentious construction and engineering matters and has advised on a number of complex engineering and infrastructure disputes (including those involving PFI/PPP projects), particularly in the energy, waste and infrastructure sectors.

 She has extensive experience advising both public and private sector clients in respect of the avoidance and/or resolution of their complex contractual or professional negligence disputes, whether by negotiation, mediation, adjudication or litigation.

Jessica was named as an ‘associate to watch’ in both the 2018 and 2019 edition of Chambers & Partners, and a ‘next generation lawyer’ in both the 2018 and 2019 edition of Legal 500. She is a member of the Society of Construction Law and also the Adjudication Society.

 
Experience
  • Acting for an unincorporated joint venture involving three major engineering contractors in respect of a multi-million pound dispute arising in respect of a nationally significant infrastructure project.
  • Advising a major renewable power generator in respect of alleged defects at its £163 million wind farm.
  • Acting on behalf of a national contractor in a series of adjudications arising in respect of a £160 million highways project.
  • Providing trouble shooting advice to an international waste to product contractor in connection with issues arising in connection with construction and operation of a £145 million Waste Treatment Centre.
  • Advising a Saudi Arabian based company in respect of its cross-jurisdictional dispute arising out of variations to its FIDIC based contract for the design and construction of military defence related infrastructure in the Middle East. 

What others say...

Jessica regularly advises on complex engineering and infrastructure disputes, including those involving PFI and PPP projects in the healthcare and energy sectors. Interviewees hold her in high regard, drawing attention to the expertise she brings to matters. 
Chambers & Partners UK, 2019