Jessica Heggie is a tenacious advocate, with experience far beyond her call across a broad spectrum of prosecution and defence work.

Jessica practices in all areas of criminal defence, with an emphasis on serious violent crime, drugs and public order offences, as well as a growing fraud practice. Jessica is known for her personable nature, attention to detail and her excellent rapport with clients. Jessica is a Grade 3 prosecutor and routinely prosecutes complex multi-handed matters.


Jessica is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in cases involving firearms, fraud, offensive weapons, drugs, armed robbery, aggravated burglary and other serious offences.

Recent instructions include defending in a murder trial, led by Frida Hussain KC. She has successfully prosecuted a series of armed robberies committed using machetes.

Notable Serious Crime cases

R v Allon [2023] EWCA Crim 204

Successful appeal in relation to notification requirements.

R v JC & BJ (2023)

Successfully prosecuted a multi-handed armed robbery which relied on circumstantial evidence.

R v AH (2020)

Defending in a case of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, Jessica successfully argued that there was no case to answer at half-time and the jury were directed to acquit the Defendant.

Jessica is a sought-after junior. Jessica is currently instructed to prosecute a multi-handed money laundering case, led by Frances Pencheon.

Jessica is also currently instructed on behalf of HMRC to prosecute a complex multi-handed fraud, led by Angus MacDonald.


  • Grade 3 General Crime
  • Grade 2 Special Crime Division


  • BPTC (Very Competent)
  • GDL (Distinction)
  • MA Hons (2:1) International Relations, University of Edinburgh


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • North Eastern Circuit

Contact Us

Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

Contact Us

St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
CJSM: [email protected]

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