Jessica is a Solicitor in the Employment team, who qualified in September 2015. Jessica is involved in advising on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, for both employers and employees, including representing clients in their claims before the Employment Tribunal, such as for wrongful and unfair dismissal. Jessica also has experience in advising on directors’ service agreements, employment contracts, policies and procedures, settlement agreements, and within corporate transactions.
Jessica is a regular speaker at Ashtons Legal’s HR events and is the Treasurer of the Norwich & Norfolk Law Society. Jessica was the recipient of the Norwich & Norfolk Law Society Trainee Lawyer of the Year Award in 2015.
Jessica is based at our Norwich office.
“I would personally like to thank you so much for all of your efforts. You have been brilliant and I will always recommend you and your firm as a result.” - Ashtons Legal client
“Please tell Jessica thank you very much for being so effective in my matter. It is very rare to see work done so competently and smoothly nowadays and Jessica really stood out from the rest.” - Ashtons Legal client
“Thank you Jess! You are a star and a credit to the team.” - Ashtons Legal client
"Thank you so much for all of your help and support. I will certainly refer others your way." - Ashtons Legal client
"Your advice was clear and concise and made a difficult situation far smoother than I thought it was going to be!” - Ashtons Legal client
"Jessica was very professional and thorough. She provided me with valuable advice, suggestions, recommendations, support and also communicated very effectively with the opposing solicitors. She increased my understanding of employment law, built my confidence and was able to conclude my case with a very unexpected and successful outcome." - Ashtons Legal client
“Jessica represented me at my remedy hearing for my Employment Tribunal case. I had already been successful on liability, but I needed support in achieving a fair compensation pay-out. Jessica had excellent knowledge around my case, her communication and dedication was first class throughout, and ultimately the end result was fantastic. Jessica put in so much hard work and I cannot thank her enough for her support and professionalism during this process.” - Ashtons Legal client
"Thank you again so much for your help. This process would not have been anywhere near as smooth or the outcome as positive without your involvement. It has been so appreciated.” - Ashtons Legal client
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