Jessica has a first-class honours degree in Law from the University of Liverpool.
She spent a year living abroad in China and studying at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University in Suzhou, Jiangsu. During her time there, she studied Mandarin and China Studies. At university Jessica was President of the Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University Law Society, and Editor-in-Chief of the University of Liverpool Law Review.
Jessica works in the Complex Case Litigation team, dealing with applications for international protection, including asylum and humanitarian protection. She has worked on asylum claims and applications for leave to remain on human rights grounds for nationals of the People’s Republic of China, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Russian Federation.
She has worked on extradition cases in Westminster Magistrates’ Court and appeals in the High Court, Royal Courts of Justice, challenging requests from the Russian Federation and United States of America.
Jessica has issued judicial reviews in the Administrative Court and the Upper Tribunal (Asylum and Immigration Tribunal). Examples include a review of the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s refusal to treat further submissions as a ‘fresh claim’ in asylum law, and a challenge against the Home Office’s delay in determining three naturalisation applications.