Disclosure of images made in advance of the inquest into Molly Russell’s death - Sep 2020
Jessica developed an interest in all aspects of environmental law when working as a stagiaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Since taking up tenancy, she has appeared on environmental and planning matters both led and in her own right, and also undertakes pro bono instructions.
Her work has covered a broad range of environmental law, including claims in nuisance and under waterways and environmental legislation, planning judicial review, and hearings in the First Tier and Upper Tribunals.
- Network Rail Infrastructure v Williams & Waistell  EWCA Civ 1514: Court of Appeal case on liability for Japanese Knotweed.
- Southern Gas Networks v Thames Water  EWCA Civ 33: Defendant water company found liable to SGN for the cost of customer compensation payments made after leaking water mains caused a gas outage in Christmas 2012.
- R (Holborn Studios) v Hackney Borough Council: Represented one of two successful claimants in the Court of Appeal.
- Mott v Environmental Agency: Led by David Hart QC Court of Appeal confirmed that presence of a continuing legal right was not a bar to a claim under Article 1 Protocol 1 of the ECHR as the circumstances made the effect of the fishing restrictions in question closer to a deprivation rather than a control.
- Forager Ltd v Natural England: Junior to David Hart QC on a the first appeal of its kind in the Upper Tribunal against a stop notice issued by Natural England.
- SGN v Thames Water: Junior to David Hart QC in the Court of Appeal on a case about the recoverability of compensation payments to consumers incurred by a gas transporter following water ingress into the gas system involving important issues about statutory ouster in the context of claims for damages in nuisance.
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