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‘The clerking team is great. Contact them and immediately somebody will get back to you with a solution.’Chambers and Partners 2014
Jessica Simor QC

Contact: jessicasimor@matrixlaw.co.uk Practice Manager: jasonhousden@matrixlaw.co.uk

Jessica Simor QC is recognised as one of the country’s leading specialists in human rights and public law, acting for a wide range of clients, ranging from large companies such as the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co, GE, Google, GNER, National Express, the Post Office, Ingenious Media and Welsh Water to regulators such as Ofgem, the ORR, Oftel and the OFT to Government departments such as DECC, MoD, BERR, as well as for NGOs such as WWF, Refuge, Liberty, Environmental Justice Foundation and MDLI, and for private individuals. Prior to taking Silk in 2013 she was a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel of Counsel. Jessica is a Bencher of Middle Temple and fellow of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Jessica was listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 2014.

Directory recommendations include:

Chambers and Partners 2015 Admin and Public Law, and Civil Liberties and Human Rights: “She’s a very intelligent, responsive and able lawyer. A persuasive advocate, who’s well prepared and very good on her feet.” “She works very hard, is great with clients and has an exceptional talent for human rights cases,”  “unparalleled on issues relating to the ECHR.” “Her taking silk was well deserved – she gives great drive and direction to cases.”  Ranked as a New Silk in both Chambers & Partners 2014 and Legal 500 2013,Jessica is described as having “an amazing work ethic and very considerable knowledge”. Jessica is also recommended in Administrative and Public Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Commercial Litigation, EU & Competition in Legal 500 2013 where she is described as “first rate”.

Ranked as a leading junior in Administrative and Public Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights and Competition and EU law Jessica is described  in Legal 500 2012 as “one of the best human rights lawyers in the country.”

Chambers and Partners 2013 commend Jessica for her “brilliant and unparalleled” knowledge of the ECHR with one source attesting that “she is as good as any QC on human rights.” Under Competition and EU Chambers and Partners 2013 describe Jessica as “very bright, very driven and very hard working.” Commentators note that “she has the full set of skills and is always very good at client care.”

Chambers & Partners 2011: Leading junior in Civil Liberties and Competition/European Law; “an expert on EU-related human rights law. Deserving of recognition due to her deft handling of tricky cases, she is seen as a barrister who is on the rise“.

Legal 500 2010: Leading junior in Administrative & Public Law, Civil Liberties, Commercial Litigation, and EU/Competition; “extremely clever and charming”.

Chambers & Partners 2010: Leading junior in Civil Liberties and Competition/European Law; “sharp, efficient and quick to grasp the legal dimensions of a case”.

Legal 500 2009: Leading junior in Administrative & Public Law, Civil Liberties, Commercial Litigation, and EU/Competition; “a lightness of touch – an ability to present the complex in an approachable way“.

Chambers & Partners 2009: Leading junior in Civil Liberties and Competition/European Law; “really impressed with her intelligence, vigour and proactivity”.

Legal 500 2008: Leading junior in Administrative & Public Law, Civil Liberties, Commercial Litigation, and EU/Competition; “she has impressed solicitors who describe her as extremely intelligent – as good on the ECHR as any silk in the field, with meticulous drafting and authoritative advocacy”.

Jessica accepts instructions under the Bar Council Standard Contractual Terms, details of which can be found here.

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