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Jessica Howard

Jessica joined the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team in August 2012 having qualified at a niche City firm in 2007. Jessica is a Senior Associate in the team.

Expertise

Jessica advises on a broad range of commercial matters including breach of contract claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, intellectual property infringements, debt recovery and asset tracing, insolvency procedures and professional negligence actions. As well as litigating matters through the Courts, Jessica also advises on Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, including arbitration, mediation and expert determination.

Jessica has a particular interest in the food sector and advises clients on product recalls, food standards and GSCOP disputes.

Key matters include

  • Successfully defending an unfair prejudice claim brought by minority shareholders in the Court of Appeal.
  • Acting in connection with a breach of trust claim and obtaining a freezing order to prevent the dissipation of assets.
  • Acting for gaming operators and bridging finance companies in connection with unpaid debts, including obtaining court orders for possession of property.

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