Jessica Hocking

Call: 2013

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Jessica joined Three Raymond Buildings following successful completion of her pupillage.  She is developing a practice across Chambers’ main areas of expertise, with a particular interest in crime, financial crime, public law, regulatory matters and licensing.

Prior to joining Chambers, Jessica was a tax litigation solicitor at an international law firm in London.

Legal Expertise

Civil and quasi-criminal matters overview

Jessica is frequently instructed by the Metropolitan Police Service to advise on and appear in applications for civil preventative orders, including Stalking Protection Orders, Gang Injunctions, Sexual Risk Orders and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders.

Licensing and regulatory overview

Jessica accepts instructions in licensing and other regulatory matters. She acts for the Metropolitan Police Service in contested premises licence hearings, and is regularly instructed by Transport for London in licensing appeals in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.

Crime overview

Jessica regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. She has prosecuted and defended in cases involving a range of offences. In addition to prosecuting for the Crown Prosecution Service, Jessica frequently appears for Transport for London and the National Probation Service.

Financial crime and proceeds of crime overview

Jessica has a growing interest in financial crime and proceeds of crime, accepting instructions across these areas. During pupillage, Jessica assisted other members of Chambers in confiscation and forfeiture proceedings. She also gained experience in an insider dealing prosecution brought by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Extradition overview

Jessica has a growing interest in extradition matters. During pupillage, Jessica assisted in the preparation of extradition matters on behalf of Requested Persons and Requesting States.

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London School of Economics, LLB (2011)
Kaplan Law School, Bar Professional Training Course (2013)
CISI, Certificate in UK Financial Regulation (2015)
University of Law, Legal Practice Course (2016)


James Hunt Prize, Gray’s Inn (2021)
Ann Goddard Scholarship (2021)
Winner, ‘Best Advocacy Award’, WCA Mediation Competition (2018)

As a tax litigation solicitor, Jessica was a regular contributor to Tax Journal. She co-authored a number of articles on tax compliance and enforcement, including:

Covid-19 and UK tax compliance, 2 December 2020 – Tax Journal
JJ Management Consulting: HMRC’s right to conduct informal investigations, 21 July 2020 – Tax Journal
Covid-19 – response of UK Tax Tribunal, 10 July 2020 – Bloomberg Tax
Budget 2020: compliance and enforcement aspects, 12 March 2020 – Tax Journal
2019 review: the tax compliance and disputes landscape, 11 December 2019 – Tax Journal
Changing UK tax environment – impact on corporates’ approach to tax risk, 21 June 2019 – Bloomberg Tax
The changing landscape of UK tax, 2 June 2019 – Tax Journal
No safe havens 2019: HMRC’s renewed focus on offshore non-compliance, 10 April 2019 – Tax Journal

Prior to joining Chambers, Jessica was a solicitor in the corporate tax team of an international law firm. She specialised in advising on and resolving complex and high-value tax disputes.

Jessica also has experience in Policy and Financial Regulation, having worked as a Policy Advisor at the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Prior to joining Chambers, Jessica worked on two pro bono initiatives with Amicus. She also provided legal advice at a community legal advice centre in East London for a number of years.

Jessica has created a number of initiatives to support students from under-represented groups who want to pursue a career in law.

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association
Young Fraud Lawyers Association