Jessica is a partner in our Tax Department, specialising in a wide range of tax issues.
Jessica's practice includes advising on mergers and acquisitions in both the public and private space, advising corporates, private equity houses, investee companies, and management teams on a wide range of transactional, structural, and incentive-based issues. She also provides ongoing advisory work to clients including in relation to enquiries and disputes.
Jessica served as the first female president of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) Tax Law Commission and is currently an officer of the Taxes Committee of the International Bar Association. She is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Taxation and sits on the editorial board of Thomson Reuter's Corporate Finance Magazine on Taxnet Pro. She is a member of the board of charitable trustees of the National Children's Choir of Great Britain and of the Ambassador Forum of the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment.
Jessica has been shortlisted as a 'Rising Star' by We are the City and her work has been published by AIJA, the IBFD and the Tax Journal, the International Tax Review and Thomson Reuters Corporate Finance.
Before joining Travers Smith Jessica worked as a legal professional in Dubai and as a death penalty defender in Malawi. She read law at Merton College Oxford and Harvard Law School.
Jessica is listed as a 'Next Generation Partner' in The Legal 500 2022 and is noted as a 'Global Leader' for Advisory Corporate Tax by Who's Who Legal 2021.