Welcome to Stuart Jessop.

Specialist in…


Licensing Law


Regulatory Law


Planning / Environmental Law


Judicial Review / Public Law

Call today 0207 797 8408


Licensing Law
Licensing can be a complex matter encompassing many important business and private activities. Areas of licensing law can be as varied as alcohol licensing, licenses to provide entertainment to the public, and private firearms licensing.

Range of Licensing Law Services:

Regulatory Law
Businesses are bound and regulated by many different areas of legislation, enforced by specialist regulatory bodies. Of course, these regulations serve important purposes; they provide important protections for consumers, for the environment and for the business’ own employees.

Range of Regulatory Law Services:
Information Law
Health and Safety
Consumer Law
Food Law

Planning / Environmental Law
As an experienced planning law barrister, my area of expertise is focused on regulatory breaches of Planning Law. This would include planning enforcement notices, appeals, breaches and proceedings in the criminal courts right the way up to confiscation.

Range of Services:
Enviromental Law
Planning Law

Judicial Review / Public Law
What is public law?
Public bodies must not exceed their legal powers and must comply with their stated duties. Simply put, public law is concerned with the relationship between the government (public bodies) and individuals including companies and other organisations.

What is judicial review?
Judicial review is a process where the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body is questioned. A judicial review can confirm that the proper procedures have been followed in any decision or action, and that the law has been interpreted and applied correctly or alternatively confirm that it has not.

Stuart Jessop

My name is Stuart Jessop and I am an experienced barrister who is a member of the prestigious London Chambers, 6 Pump Court.

Companies and members of the public can instruct a direct access barrister directly without the need for a solicitor but I, unlike most public access barristers, can conduct litigation in a similar manner to a solicitor as well as acting as your barrister, giving advice and representing you in court, which means that you won't be passed around various people in a large law firm.

I can offer a personal service tailored to your needs, whilst being supported by a wealth of resources and expertise as a member of the prestigious London Chambers, 6 Pump Court. Call my clerk and ask for Stuart Jessop today on 0207 797 8408.


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Court Rules that Premises was not an HMO

Stuart Jessop has successfully represented a landlord in a prosecution by the London Borough of Camden under section 72 of the Housing Act 2004, alleging that the property was a house in multiple occupation, requiring to be licensed under part 2 of the Act but which...

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I met Stuart when I was on the opposing side in a recent licensing appeal. Since that time Woods Whur have instructed him in matters, in the most recent of which he won and had costs awarded in our client's favour. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Mr. P Whur, London

Mr Jessop is excellent at identifying the issue, asking relevant questions and setting out the way forward. He is friendly & approachable at all times and puts clients at ease. He elicits and analyses the evidence and advises clients clearly on the prospects of success. We recommend Mr Jessop to clients without hesitation.

Mr. G Hopkins, London

It’s not often you meet someone as tenacious as Mr Jessop. He is committed, efficient and persuasive and possess all of the qualities you could wish for from your lawyer. He is positive where others are negative, he shows dogged determination to deliver the right result for his client. I have no hesitation in recommending him - top class.

Mr. D Rogers, London

Stuart Jessop, counsel, has covered a number of difficult Licensing applications through Sanders Solicitors, including Hearings before Licensing Committees and Appeal Hearings in the Magistrates' Court. Clients have always been complementary of Mr. Jessop's advocacy and advice. He easily grasps the issues at hand and is readily forthcoming with advice on LW, Practice and Procedure.

Mr. C Turner, London

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