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Essex Court Chambers

Living Wage
24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7813 8080
DX:
320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.essexcourt.com
London, Singapore
Essex Court Chambers, Jessica Wells, London, ENGLAND

Jessica Wells

Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Email:
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)

Position

Has a broad commercial practice, with a particular interest in public international law and international arbitration. Has appeared before the International Court of Justice (as junior counsel for Rwanda in Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo v Rwanda) and has been involved, both as junior counsel and as secretary, in a number of recent bilateral investment treaty arbitrations. Appears before the High Court in general commercial matters, and has appeared as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal. Was one of the junior counsel to the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry, sitting in Belfast under the chairmanship of Sir Michael Morland.

Career

Taught law at Oxford; called 2004, Lincoln’s Inn; lecturer in Law and fellow by special election, Keble College, Oxford 2000-03; assistant editor of the ‘European Human Rights Reports’, contributor to the All England Annual Review (Arbitration) 2008 to present.

Member

British Institute of International and Comparative Law; Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); LCIA Young International Arbitrators Group; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.

Education

Keble College, Oxford (BA First Class Hons, BCL – Distinction); Morris Prize for Best Paper in Conflict of Laws.

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