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Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers

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Jesse specialises in public law, human rights, inquests and civil actions against public authorities.


His expertise encompasses public and private law claims involving complex points of law, as well as evidence-heavy and contentious civil trials and inquests. Jesse is equally assured advising on novel points of law and making legal submissions in public law and international human rights proceedings, as he is in cross-examining witnesses before coronial inquiries and in civil trials.

Jesse is co-author of Halsbury’s Laws of England: Rights and Freedoms, a contributor to Inquests: A Practitioner’s Guide (LAG) and Judicial Review: Law and Practice (Jordans), he has written on prison law and human rights for LexisNexis, and writes regularly on judicial review and inquest law for Legal Action. He co-edits and contributes to Inquest Law, and regularly writes and provides training on public law, human rights, inquest law and police law issues, including for the Public Law Project and INQUEST.


Inquest Lawyers Group Steering Committee
Police Action Lawyers Group
Human Rights Lawyers Association Executive Committee
Bar Council Committee on Public Funding


Trinity College, Cambridge: BA Hons History, First Class with Distinction (2007)
City University: Graduate Diploma in Law (2009)
BPP: Bar Vocational Course (2010)
Inner Temple: Exhibition Scholarship (2008), Peter Taylor Scholarship (2009)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

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