Jessica acts for both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence claims. She has significant experience advising and drafting pleadings across the entire spectrum of medical law, and has a particular interest in the law of material contribution, psychiatric injury and secondary victims.
She is co-author of the chapter on breach of duty in Kennedy and Grubb’s Principles of Medical Law, and gives regular talks on current developments in the law.
- Various Claimants v Ian Paterson: Instructed on behalf of the claimants as a junior in respect of test cases being brought against a consultant breast surgeon for negligent treatment spanning a decade.
- Mack v Clarke: For the successful defendant. The judgment clarified the principles around disclosure of (1) preliminary drafts of expert reports and (2) the circumstances in which an amendment will constitute a withdrawal of an admission under Part 14.
Coroner in Molly Russell Inquest rules that Meta and Pinterest must send executives to give evidence in person - Sep 2022
Coroner recommends minimum standards for effective online safeguards for schools following Frances Thomas Inquest - Oct 2021
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2021 – Issue 9 - Jul 2021
Women’s History Month : Reflections from 1COR - Mar 2021
Coroner in Molly Russell Inquest concerned that more children at risk - Feb 2021
Get insight from Leanne Woods and Jessica Elliott at AvMA’s Clinical Negligence: Law Practice and Procedure 2021 - Jan 2021
Disclosure of images made in advance of the inquest into Molly Russell’s death - Sep 2020
Congratulations on our Six Members appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel - Aug 2020
Coroner orders Social Media Companies to provide Data in Molly Russell Inquest - Nov 2019
Jess Elliott represents family at inquest exploring impact of Instagram on teen suicide - Mar 2019
Jessica Elliott represents family at inquest into meningitis death of student who missed national vaccination scheme - Oct 2018
David Hart QC and Jessica Elliott in the Court of Appeal regarding Japanese Knotweed - Jun 2018
David Hart QC and Jessica Elliott successful in utilities appeal - Jan 2018
Jessica Elliott successful in judicial review of consultation exercise - Nov 2017
We send a team to annual charity beach volleyball tournament organised by our Brighton Chambers - Jul 2015