The Members of Essex Court Chambers are pleased to announce that Jessica Wells has been elevated to the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel of Public International Law Junior Counsel to the Crown, following her appointment to the ‘B’ Panel in 2013. Andrew Legg has been newly appointed to the ‘C’ Panel.
Jessica is experienced in both advisory work and litigation before the domestic courts (including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the High Court) and international tribunals (including ICSID, ICC, LCIA and LMAA). She has also appeared before the International Court of Justice.
Called in 2010, Andrew has appeared before the ICJ and is acting in an ad hoc inter-state arbitration. He has advised governments and private entities on matters of public international law arising in domestic and international proceedings.
The Attorney General maintains four advisory panels of junior counsel to undertake civil and EU work for all government departments. There are three London panels (an A panel for senior juniors, a B panel for middle juniors, a C panel for junior juniors) and a regional panel.