Jessica graduated from the University of the West of England with a LLB First Class Honours in 2014. She returned to complete the Legal Practice Course LLM part-time, alongside completing her training contract with a local firm, Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors. Jessica transferred her training contract and joined Royds Withy King in May 2018 and has now qualified into our Real Estate team.
Prior to joining Royds Withy King, Jessica gained over three years legal experience working in Residential Property. She dealt with a variety of transactions including residential purchases and sales of freehold and leasehold properties, re-mortgages and transfers of equity. She was known for her friendly and proactive approach and ensuring to go the extra mile for clients.
Jessica assists senior members of the Real Estate team on a range of commercial property transactions, including:
- acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold property
- acting for borrowers in secured lending transactions
- acting for commercial landlords and tenants on all aspects of commercial leases
- acting for property developers on land purchasers and on the sale of plots
Jessica also supported Royds Withy King in joining forces with Barclays, RSM and Brewin Dolphin to set up the Wiltshire Junior Professionals committee. The committee hosts quarterly networking events aimed at professionals in junior roles in businesses across Wiltshire, and as a founding committee member, Jessica assists with planning these events.
Outside of work, Jessica is a residential landlady of a HMO and is interested in property investment. She enjoys taking her Hungarian Vizsla’s (Zack and Zola) for long walks in the countryside and spending time with friends and family.