Molly Joyce > Chambers of Jason Beer QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jason Beer QC
5 Essex Court
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Work Department

Police law, employment, public/administrative, inquiries and inquests.


Molly regularly acts for police forces before the Crown and Magistrates’ Court in civil applications relating to domestic violence, sexual offending, closure orders, slavery/trafficking civil orders and various applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (including cash forfeiture and account freezing/forfeiture orders). Molly also has experience representing police forces in claims arising under the Police (Property) Act 1897 and in applications for disclosure in the Family Court. She regularly provides advice to police forces on operational queries and, as in-house counsel, has provided assistance to a number of police forces on a range of day-to-day issues as well as more tricky questions.

Molly has carried out extensive disclosure reviews for the Metropolitan Police Service and has also acted as independent counsel for LPP sifts in a number of ongoing criminal investigations. She has experience advising police forces on false imprisonment, assault/battery and malicious prosecution claims , as well as experience in making applications at the early stages of such litigation including e.g. applications to strike out and/or for summary judgment.

As a member of the Government Legal Department’s ‘Junior Junior’ scheme, Molly has assisted in defending a discrimination claim against the government.

She has also appeared in the ET and has experience dealing with various matters including applications for amendment and applications for strike out at the preliminary stages of a claim.

During pupillage, Molly drafted summary and detailed grounds in defence of judicial review proceedings against public authorities.

In her own practice, she has advised a police force on a potential judicial review application and drafted the letter before claim. She has also advised on a range of public law issues including, for example, regulatory issues arising in the planning/environmental sector.

Molly has a growing practice in public inquiries, instructed by a range of organisations. She is currently instructed in two public inquiries: the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, where she is working with the Inquiry team; and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service.

Molly is developing a practice in inquests and has appeared for a range of organisations in a number of PIRs as well as on behalf of the police in a six day inquest arising out of the deaths of Katherine Kemp and Thomas Kemp in Ipswich.

She is currently acting in a long-standing and complex inquest on behalf of a local authority.



Called to the Bar 2016.  


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Molly holds a first-class law degree from Trinity College Dublin and a masters from the University of Oxford.