Dual qualified (UK and California Bar) for many years, Jacqueline Perry’s areas of work span contract and tort. She handles commercial and insurance matters, both in the UK and the US, and has been practising in recent years in substantial and highly publicised cases relating to product liability, professional negligence, personal injury and clinical negligence. Much of her work has an international flavour.
Jacqueline is highly thought of by her clients, who engage her in the sure knowledge of her thoroughness, fearlessness and sound and sensitive approach to all aspects of her work. She has frequently successfully pioneered arguments and points of law or practice in high- profile cases.
As a qualified and practising California lawyer, Jacqueline has successfully litigated in front of civil juries in the California Superior Court in multi-million-dollar claims.
Jacqueline is recommended in the most recent editions of both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Guides to the UK Bar in the field of Product Liability.
Jacqueline’s law practice spans a number of areas as follows. She has litigated in all of these areas in both the USA and England, both before judges alone and in front of juries.
- Personal injury
- Professional negligence (including medical malpractice)
- Private international law
Appointments and Engagements:
- Queen’s Counsel (2006)
- Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2009)
- Bencher of Grays Inn (2005)
- Master of Students, Gray’s Inn (2009–2011)
- Grade “A” Advocacy Trainer for Gray’s Inn
- Prepared and presented talk on GDPR for Grays Inn students 2018, 2019
- Appointed Adjunct Professor at the Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University – 2018
- Researched, prepared and presented Webinar on causation issues presented for MBL-2017
- Invited lecturer on corporate litigation by Pepperdine University Law school, London programme – July 2013.
- Selected by the South-Eastern Circuit to participate as a faculty member in the civil advocacy course run at Florida University – May 2013
- Panel speaker for Gray’s event “Call to the International Bar” – April 2011
- Bar Conference: invited panel participant for Association of Women Barristers – 2010.
- Speaker on Corporate Manslaughter at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford – May 2010
- Co-presented discussion for Californian lawyers forum on comparative disclosure rules with Associate Justice William Rylaarsdam, Judge of the Appeal Court of Orange County – 2006.
- Women’s Lawyer Conference, invited speaker – 1999.
- Royal Society of Medicine, a UK Consulting Editor for “Medicine, Science and the Law”
- Co-authored paper on proposals for the future of the Inns of Court and re-organisation of the legal professions in England & Wales – published by ‘Graya’ – June 2013.
- Co-authored with Peter Carter QC paper on ethics as part of presentation package for Gray’s Inn students and trainee barristers – 2009.
- Developed and pioneered teaching course for restraining orders pursuant to Drug Trafficking Act 1986 and Criminal Justice Act and provided training to Metropolitan Police both at New Scotland Yard and Hendon Detective Training School 1986-1993.
- Under nom-de-plume (Nicola Charles): provided legal advice for popular Women’s magazines and appeared regularly on Granada’s “This Morning” programme as well as GMTV 1989- 1998. For some 7 years featured as one of Jimmy Young’s team broadcasting legal advice on Radio 2.
- Co-wrote with writer and journalist, Janice James, two books (i) The Rights of Woman(Arrow 1990) and (ii) Know Your Law(Pavilion 1995) – this was republished in Japan with Japanese notations for teaching English in 2001.
- Paper written 1988 at request of head of Policy Studies Unit of IOD on English and European Jurisprudence.
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