Jessica Hocking

Call: 2013

Instructing Jessica

To instruct Jessica please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email

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.

Instructing Jessica

To instruct Jessica please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email

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

I, Jessica Hocking, am a data controller and can be contacted at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5BH or by telephone on 020 7400 6400 or by email at  My Data Protection Policy can be found here.

All personal data that I process is for the purposes of providing legal services, conducting conflict-checks, marketing, defending potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes, keeping anti-money laundering records, training other barristers and pupils and when providing work-shadowing opportunities, and/or exercising a right to a lien.  The types of data I process vary upon the nature of the legal matter in relation to which I am engaged to advise, but can include names, contact details, biographic details and ‘special category personal data’ (such as details of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life and criminal convictions and proceedings).

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, the legal bases upon which I process personal data are (i) the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, (ii) the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations to which I am subject, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests set out above, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.  When I rely on (iii) legitimate interests, my ‘Legitimate Interests Assessment’ can be found here.  When I process data which has not been obtained directly from the data subject (e.g. personal data contained in evidential materials), it will have been supplied to me as part of my instructions in circumstances covered by legal professional privilege.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, I may share the personal data with:

  1. my Chambers, which supplies professional and administrative support to my practice;
  2. Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;
  3. my lay and professional clients;
  4. potential witnesses, in particular experts, and friends or family of the data subject;
  5. solicitors, barristers, pupils, mini pupils and other legal representatives;
  6. ombudsmen and regulatory authorities;
  7. current, past or prospective employers;
  8. education and examining bodies;
  9. business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies.

I retain personal data for no longer than 7 years after the case has come to an end or as otherwise required by law.

I do not intend to transfer data to any country which is not either within the European Union, or otherwise permitted by UK data protection legislation.

Under the UK GDPR, data subjects whose personal data I process have the right to request from me access to, and rectification or erasure of, their personal data, the right to the restriction of processing concerning them, the right to object to processing as well as the right to data portability.  Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (

In cases where there is a contract between me and the data subject, the provision of personal data is a contractual requirement and the data subject is obliged to provide the personal data in order that I can supply legal services.  A failure to provide such data may mean that I will not be able to provide those legal services.

Rev 2.1 – 09.02.2022

Data Protection Policy

Legitimate Interests Assessment