Unit Chambers are delighted to announce that Jess Purchase will be joining the team as a Consultant Barrister.

As one of the brightest young barristers on the London and South Eastern Circuit she will be a key addition to the Unit Chambers team and will bring a wide range of experience and expertise in all aspects of children in family law.

In addition, Jess is a founding board member of Women in Family Law and before coming to the Bar was an Amicus ALJ intern at the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s office. She remains actively involved in Amicus in the UK. In her pre-law life, Jess was a mental health community support worker and volunteer supervisor for the National Self-Harm Network.

Jess was called to the Bar in 2017 having graduated in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Nottingham. She undertook her Bar Professional Training Course at Manchester Metropolitan University where she also gained her Graduate Diploma in Law. Most recently Jess has been a member of 36 Family (part of the 36 Group) in London and will join Unit Chambers on Monday 9th August.

Lisa Edmunds, CEO and Senior Consultant Barrister of Unit Chambers said “The Unit Chambers Board of Directors are delighted to have acquired the services of an outstanding new Consultant Barrister and we look forward to Jess joining us. We are an ambitious new breed of Chambers and Jess’ reputation as a fearless and dynamic advocate who really does fight for her clients every step of the way will ensure that Unit Chambers will go from strength to strength.”

Jess Purchase said, “I am delighted to be taking up the offer of being a Consultant Barrister at Unit Chambers. As a big believer in disrupting the status quo in the legal sector, the prospect of helping shape the future of one of the new breed of Chambers is one I am really energised by and looking forward to. There is incredible potential to be fulfilled across the North in all areas of Family Law and I can’t wait to work with Lisa and everyone at Unit in playing my part to ensure that happens. I can’t wait to get started ”

Roger Draper, Executive Chairman of Unit Chambers said “ I’m looking forward to working with Jess. She is an outstanding young barrister and she is keen to grow and develop both as a person and as an advocate. Her reputation as a strategic thinker and innovative operator makes her, to my mind, a great fit for our fast growing chambers”

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