Jessica Simor KC

Matrix Chambers


Jessica is recognised as one of the country’s leading specialists in public/regulatory, EU and human rights law, acting for a wide range of clients, ranging from large companies, regulators , Government departments, NGOs, and for private individuals. She has particular experience in environment (climate change, recycling, sustainability, labelling), energy, privacy/data protection, tax (VAT/excise), and competition law across different industries.

Prior to taking Silk in 2013, she was a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel of Counsel. Between 1993 and 1997, she spent time working on legal issues in the European Commission Environment Directorate in Brussels, in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and in the Human Rights Ombudsman’s office in Sarajevo. She is the original author and now Consultant editor of Sweet and Maxwell’s looseleaf: ‘Human Rights Practice’. In 2000, she became a founding Member of Matrix chambers. She is a qualified mediator, was in 2016 UK nominee for Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, is Chair or the Bar European Group and on the Bar Council EU Law Committee. She is a Visiting Professor at LSE and Goldsmiths.

Jessica is ranked as a Tier 1 Leading Silk in Public and Administrative Law (Legal 500).