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John Jessup

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

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John has had exposure to complex and high-value disputes between liquidators and former directors, and frequently advises in difficult insolvency matters.

John has successfully acted for a number of companies in disputed winding up proceedings brought by HMRC and private creditors.

John also has experience in the field of personal insolvency.


John is often instructed to advise upon complex commercial contracts and appears in Court frequently on such matters.

In terms of alternative dispute resolution, John recently successfully negotiated a settlement agreement in a commercial dispute relating to a consultant company’s entitlement to “finder’s fees” for arranging commercial loans.

John has a particular interest in cross-border commercial disputes, having studied Conflict of Laws at Oxford University, and has recently advised and drafted pleadings in a complex and high-value jurisdiction and choice of law dispute and has also appeared in the County Court in a claim regarding rejection of goods as unsatisfactory by a Lebanese port authority.


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.

John has recently advised upon, and appeared in application hearings related to, a complex shareholders dispute.

  • Articles
    • Through a glass darkly: reflections on reflective loss

      Through a glass darkly: reflections on reflective loss

      John Jessup considers the recent Court of Appeal decision of Marex Financial Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1468 which answers the question of whether the rule against reflective loss (which prevents a shareholder bringing an action for loss of value of their shares) applies to unsecured creditors.

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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.


  • 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

Professional bodies

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Technology and Construction Bar Association

Direct Access

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

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