Jessica Medus Associate

Contact Information

+44 20 3321 7427

Personal Profile

Jessica is an Associate in the Firm's Private department, specialising in dispute resolution.

She advises on both personal and commercial disputes, acting for claimants and defendants both onshore and offshore.  Her clients are individuals, trustees, corporate entities, charities and private and family offices.

Jessica has a particular interest in trust and estate litigation, both domestic and international.  She regularly advises on disputes concerning wills and international succession, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims, proprietary estoppel claims, estate administration issues, trusts and court of protection matters.

Jessica is a student member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Key Experience

  • Jessica, Mark Keenan and Janet Tobin acted for various members of the Dellal family in a family dispute brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (Dellal v Dellal and Others [2015] EWHC 907 (Fam)).
  • Jessica acted for a property PLC defending a constructive trust claim arising out of the purchase of a multi-million pound property.
  • Jessica acted for a charity and family members to successfully recover assets from a substantial estate from which they had been disinherited.  The dispute concerned issues of lack of capacity, want of knowledge and approval and undue influence.
  • Jessica and Mark Keenan acted for the charity PDSA in defending claims for proprietary estoppel and under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to a farming estate they had inherited by Will.
  • Jessica acted for an UHNW family in defending sham trust claims against trusts in multiple jurisdictions including Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Jersey.
  • Jessica and Anthony Julius acted for an UHNW individual in an international family dispute concerning the applicable succession law to her late husband's estate, a key issue of which was the ongoing management of the family owned business.
  • Jessica assisted with the establishment of a private office to manage the multi-billion pound inheritance of a client following the death of her husband.
  • Jessica and Mark Keenan acted for Henry van Moyland in the successful defence of claims concerning the estate of Lord Raglan.
  • Jessica acted for a trustee in the successful removal of his co-trustee under s.50 of the Administration of Estates Act.
  • As a trainee, Jessica was part of the team acting for Dr Gill in the successful Court of Appeal decision overturning her mother's Will, which had left her estate to the RSPCA (Gill v RSPCA [2010] EWCA Civ 1430).


Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Trainee, Mishcon de Reya
LPC, BPP Law School, London
GDL, BPP Law School, London
BA (Hons) History, University of Bristol