John Jessup

Year of Call: 2014
Email Address: john.jessup@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Overview

Before coming to 3PB, John completed a 12-month pupillage at 11 Stone Buildings where he worked on Commercial Litigation, Probate, Property Law, and in particular Corporate and Personal Insolvency.

John has a level of experience in Insolvency matters well beyond his year of Call and frequently appears in the High Court and County Court on bankruptcy matters.

John is a skilled and natural advocate, and won Best Orator in the 2013 Oxford University International Media Law Moot in the face of competitors from the likes of Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford and Harvard Universities.  He appears in Court on a frequent basis.

John also accepts instruction to produce written advice in all areas of his expertise.

Expertise

  • Property and Estates
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    Property and Estates

    John gained a solid understanding of Property and other traditional Chancery work during pupillage.

    Since joining 3PB John has frequently advised on boundary and landlord and tenant disputes.

    He is well-placed to receive instruction on both written and court-based work in these areas.

    Probate

    John has had exposure to probate matters both during pupillage and while at 3PB.  In particular he has had exposure to the issues of:

    • Interpretation of wills
    • Invalidity of wills (for example as a result of incapacity and the operation of the "golden rule")
    • The rights and duties of executors.
  • Commercial
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    Insolvency

    John undertook a significant amount of Insolvency work during pupillage and has a level of experience in Insolvency matters equivalent to a general practitioner many years his senior.  He has had exposure to complex and high-value disputes between liquidators and former directors for matters such as:

    • Breach of directors' duties
    • Transactions at undervalue
    • Preferences.

    John frequently appears at the winding-up court at the Rolls building and in the High Court and County Court on bankruptcy matters.

    Commercial

    John has had exposure to high-level, multi-million pound Commercial disputes both during pupillage and whilst at 3PB.  He is capable of advising on the application of Commercial and Contract law to complex, multi-party arrangements.

    John has a particular interest in cross-border commercial disputes, having studied Conflict of Laws at Oxford University.

    John also frequently provides written advice and court advocacy for smaller-scale disputes such as contracts for building services and sale of goods claims.

    Company

    In addition to his experience in corporate insolvency, John has substantial experience in general Company law matters and frequently appears and advises on matters such as applications to rectify the register of charges under the Companies Act 2006.

Academic qualifications

  • University of Wales, Swansea, LLB Law, 1st class degree (top 1st) (2011)
  • University of Oxford, Bachelor of Civil Law (2013)
  • Cardiff University, BPTC, Outstanding.

Scholarships

  • Best Orator, Oxford International Media Law Moot 2013
  • Semi-Finalist, Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot 2013
  • Beneficiary of the James Pantyfedwen Foundation, 2012
  • Iscoed Chambers Prize, 2011
  • Sweet and Maxwell Prize, 2011

Direct Access

John Jessup is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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