Jessica is a Solicitor in the Charity & Social Enterprise team where she advises charities, not for profit organisations and businesses with a social purpose on a range of legal and commercial matters, including formation and registration, constitutional and regulatory compliance, issues relating to contracts and grant funding arrangements, social investment and social finance matters, and general charity and company law.

Jess joined the Charity & Social Enterprise team having trained and worked at an international law firm where she advised on acquisition finance transactions and practiced financial services litigation.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Advising on the formation and registration of new charities and social enterprises
  • Advising on constitutional and operational issues for charities and social enterprises, including advising on procedure and other governance matters
  • Acting on asset transfers for a CIC and a not-for-profit organisation
  • Advising on grant agreements, contracts, and collaboration agreements
  • Advising on loan agreements
  • Advising on community investment offers for renewable energy projects
  • Advising clients on Common Investment Funds, Common Deposit Funds and Charity Authorised Investment Funds

Qualifications and Career

  • University of Oxford, Graduate, BA Joint Honours, 2007
  • University of Northumbria, Graduate, GDL, 2008
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2009
  • Trainee solicitor at Hogan Lovells International LLP, 2010-2012
  • Admitted as a solicitor at Hogan Lovells, 2012

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Adviser at South West London Law Centres