Jess Butterell

  • Year Of Call

Jess Butterell


Year of call: 2018

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  • Practice Summary

    Jess completed her pupillage under the supervision of Katy Rafter. During this time she gained insight into all areas of criminal work, including prosecuting and defending in the Crown court, Youth court and the Court of Appeal. Jess was fortunate to see a variety of hearings for a number of offences, in addition Jess assisted with a case which appeared in the Court of Appeal by way of Attorney-General’s Reference.

    In her own practice Jess has prosecuted and defended in the Magistrates Court and has appeared in the Crown Court on behalf of senior members of Chambers for PTPH and mention hearings. Jess accepts instructions in all areas of criminal work.

  • Practice Summary

    Jess has experience representing both Defendants and Claimants in small claims concerning road traffic collisions. Jess also has experience handling stage three claims.

  • Practice Summary

    Jess has experience drafting court documents for family matters and accepts instructions in both private and public areas of family law. Jess was fortunate to gain an insight into both private and public family law during her pupillage with Edward Johnson and Oliver Thorne.

  • Practice Summary

    For a section of her pupillage, Jess spent time with Oliver Thorne during which she assisted with and observed a variety of police work ranging from misconduct to inquests. Jess accepts instructions in this area.

  • Practice Summary

    Part of Jess’ pupillage saw her observing Roxanne Frantzis whilst she conducted a number of immigration hearings in both the first tier and upper tribunal. During this time Jess also gained an insight into Roxanne’s role as a tribunal judge whilst sitting at Taylor House, London. Jess accepts instructions in this area.

  • Education and Awards

    Newcastle University – Bachelor of Laws;

    University of Law – BPTC (Very Competent);

    Gray’s Inn – Felicity Ann Goddard Scholarship;

    Called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn 2018;

    Winner of the University of Law KBW Criminal Moot 2018;

    Voluntary Work

    Jess volunteered with the National Centre for Domestic Violence whilst studying the Bar. During this work she would assist victims of DV through drafting their applications for Non-Molestation Orders.