Jessica Hampson - CEL Solicitors

With over 10 years’ legal experience in civil litigation working for top 50 UK law firms, Jessica decided to make the leap and open her own ‘people before profits’ law firm in 2016. Her vision was to create a happy place to work that genuinely helped people through the law.

As a female, millennial business owner, Jessica has disrupted the legal industry with her fresh and dynamic approach to running a law firm. You can find Jessica every week in the amphitheatre giving a motivational speech to her team; on the think swing conducting her monthly 121’s and wellness checks with her colleagues; chairing board meetings or behind one of the two bars mixing cocktails and networking. Jessica believes that happy staff make happy clients, which in turn makes happy profits. Through Jessica’s leadership, CEL has grown significantly in a short space of time, now employing over 40 staff across 4 practice areas.

Jessica is most proud of the professional and personal development of her staff, particularly her 5 trainees, watching them grow and their careers progress in the firm. Jessica is a champion of equal opportunity and diversity, employing an equal amount of female directors to men.

In her spare time, Jessica is a keen collector of modern and contemporary art, red Italian wine and enjoys raising ducklings in her garden.

you can listen to Jessica give an open and honest account of her career journey into law on the Legally Speaking podcast.

 “Law, like it’s hard?” – Elle Woods