5 Essex Court

Jennifer Wright

Call 2018

Jennifer began her pupillage at 5 Essex Court in September 2019 and is acquiring experience across Chambers’ core practice areas, particularly Police Law.

Before undertaking pupillage, Jennifer volunteered with the Prisoner’s Advice Service where her responsibilities included drafting representations to the Parole Board, responding to prisoners’ letters and phone calls seeking legal advice, undertaking research, and advising in person at prison clinics. She worked primarily within the female estate on a range of prison law matters including access to healthcare, release and recategorisation, and Equality Act claims brought on behalf of disabled and transgender prisoners.

Jennifer studied Philosophy at King’s College London and undertook a BA, an MPhil, and a PhD. While completing her graduate studies she worked as a philosophy teacher for The Philosophy Foundation in primary and secondary schools, as a Graduate Teaching Tutor at King’s College London, and spent a year as a visiting lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jennifer completed the GDL with distinction and was awarded a Denning Scholarship and a Hardwicke Entrance Award by Lincoln’s Inn for the Bar Professional Training Course.