Jessica is a senior associate in our London Corporate Crime and Investigations team.
Jessica advises and represents clients in all aspects of business crime, with a particular emphasis on investigations and litigation relating to bribery, corruption, fraud and money laundering.
Jessica has worked closely with the UK Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, the Crown Prosecution Service and HMRC on various matters, many of which have resulted in criminal trials. Jessica has experience of dealing with concurrent civil litigation and criminal and regulatory investigation by agencies in multiple jurisdictions.
Jessica is recognised as a Key Lawyer in The Legal 500 UK 2024 for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates) and White Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals). She is described by clients as being "exceptionally gifted" and "an excellent strategist who is in it to win it, and usually does just that".
She completed a secondment at a FTSE 100 client which involved leading internal anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) investigations and implementing a global ABC risk assessment.
Experience & expertise
- a high profile individual in respect of a prosecution brought by HMRC for tax fraud
- a law firm in respect of a criminal prosecution brought by the CPS against a former employee for fraud, as well as concurrent civil and subsequent related criminal litigation
- Roger Jenkins in respect of a prosecution of fraud charges brought by the SFO in respect of events surrounding capital raisings by Barclays Bank in 2008, on which he was acquitted of all charges in February 2020
- a financial institution regarding a criminal investigation and prosecution against a former employee for insider trading
- a FTSE 250 company in a criminal SFO investigation arising from the actions of third parties in Asia
- Société Générale on a US$1.5 billion claim by The Libyan Investment Authority in relation to a series of trades entered into between the two parties. The case involves claims of bribery and the making of intimidating threats
- a number of clients on the associated money laundering risks of investments into cannabis-related businesses operating in the US and Canada
- an individual in respect of the SFO’s investigation into affairs at Rolls Royce plc