Jess is head of the Commercial Department based in our Newcastle Office and became a Partner in the company in June 2018 and Equity Partner in 2021.
She studied at Newcastle University and Northumbria University before joining Sweeney Miller in 2013.
After completing her training contract at Sweeney Miller she qualified into the Commercial Department, specialising in commercial conveyancing, commercial lease transactions, commercial refinancing and business sales and purchases both asset and share sales. She has acted in MBOs and numerous other corporate acquisitions. She has developed extensive experience in dealing with complex property transactions and has acted on numerous land developments from initial purchases to title corrections needed to enable development.
She also has experience in acting in alcohol licensing applications concerning both new and existing licenses.
She has a clear understanding of not just the legal issues involved in a transaction but also the clients’ commercial needs and has developed a strong reputation in the region for providing pragmatic, pro-active and practical advice.