Solicitor, Employment

Jessica Wells

Jessica joined the firm in November 2020 as a paralegal in the Residential Conveyancing Department before commencing her training contract in March 2021. In March 2023 Jessica qualified as a solicitor into the Employment Department.

Previously, Jessica has worked in the University of Hull’s Legal Advice Centre, providing pro-bono legal and social advice, as well as providing educational support to inmates in HMP Hull. Jessica has also completed her advisor training with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau where she provided advice on benefit entitlement, housing and employment issues.

Jessica Wells

Specialisms & expertise

  • Jessica provides clients with assistance on a broad range of workplace matters, including unfair dismissal, all types of discrimination, redundancies and disciplinary matters, contract and document drafting, internal process and settlement agreements. Jessica also provides assistance with Employment Tribunal disputes.

Examples of work

Settlement agreements advice

Advising clients in the Charity and Education sector

Advising on Data Subject Access Requests

Advising on work status for employer clients

Advice on the redundancy processes

Employment contracts and other internal policies

Providing advice on grievances

Advising on employee breach of contractual terms

Jessica also provides employment law updates through the Employment Team’s HR Club as well as through their Workplace Law newsletter and externally published articles. Jessica’s article topics have included:

• Minimum wage increase
• Bullying and harassment
• Fire and rehire
• Direct and indirect discrimination
• Drug testing policies at work
• Omicron and the impact on employers
• Data protection and employment practices.


Jessica graduated from the University of Hull with a bachelor’s degree in Law with Criminology (Hons) before completing the Legal Practice Course and Master’s in Law and Legal Practice at the University of Law (Bloomsbury). Jessica qualified as a solicitor in 2023 and specialises in Employment Law.

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