Jessica Brooke

Year of Call 2012

General Profile


Before coming to the Bar Jessica read Jurisprudence at Brasenose College, Oxford, and obtained an LLM in Corporate Law from University College London. She has a broad chancery and commercial practice and accepts instructions in all areas of law for which Chambers is renowned. Jessica appears regularly in the High Court and county courts and successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal case Coope v Ward [2015] EWCA Civ 30as sole counsel.


Areas of Emphasis


Corporate Insolvency


Jessica is frequently instructed in applications arising out of corporate and personal insolvency including claims for misfeasance, TUV claims, preferences, claims for the recovery of assets, disputed debts and injunctions to restrain petitions. Recent experience includes successfully representing a liquidator in a 3-day trial of a misfeasance application against a de facto director involving complex accounting issues.


Commercial Chancery


Jessica’s practice includes all aspects of commercial litigation, applications, construction of contracts, sale of goods, partnership and guarantees. She recently acted in a High Court interim injunction application regarding anticipated share transfers in a foreign company, and has acted as junior counsel for a life assurance company in two multi-million pound disputes in the Isle of Man arising from the sale and operation of investment related life assurance policies. She advises and drafts pleadings in high-value contractual claims and acts for companies in contractual disputes in the county courts.




Jessica regularly advises on and acts in property disputes including claims in respect of the enforceability of charges, constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel, easements, restrictive covenants, boundary disputes and landlord and tenant law. She successfully appeared as sole counsel in Coope v Ward [2015] EWCA Civ 30 concerning an easement of support; other recent experience includes acting as junior counsel in an appeal to an arbitration award in a rent review. 


Traditional Chancery


Jessica acts in a wide variety of contentious trusts and probate matters, including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and advises in relation to inheritance and capital gains tax. She was recently instructed in a High Court trial concerning an administrator’s claim for occupation rent, and has acted as junior counsel in a £9million partnership and trust dispute involving a family farming business.



Notable Cases


Coope v Ward [2015] EWCA Civ 30 - Easement of support


Coope v Ward [2015] EWCA Civ 283 - Costs




Education and Associations



Bar Professional Training Course, BPP, 2011-2012

Willem V. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team for Lincoln’s Inn, 2012

Kennedy Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn, 2011

Hardwicke Award, Lincoln’s Inn, 2011

LLM (Corporate Law), University College London, 2011

BA Jurisprudence, Brasenose College, University of Oxford, 2007-2010

First Place, Oxford/Cambridge Varsity Moot, 2009