Jess Cornish

Partner - Commercial Property

Jess Cornish

Jess Cornish

Partner - Commercial Property

Jess qualified in 2011 after studying and training at the same time. She was quickly recruited as a partner at the same firm where she remained until choosing a consultant style career in 2019. 

Jess has a wide range of transactional property experience, and now works mainly with developer clients; she has a particular interest in creative strategies. 

Jess has a talent for connecting with her clients on a personal level and thinking creatively to achieve her clients’ goals. 

Outside of work, Jess is an experienced therapeutic parent of 3 adopted children; she enjoys weightlifting and running, and is a Cornwall Ambassador. 


Jessica has acted for us in the past and continues represent our company on property transactions and provide advice on corporate deals. We have found her to be energetic with an attention to detail and the ability to negotiate good outcomes. We also appreciate her ability to identify and advise on key issues and summarise in a way that enables us to make decisions.


I have worked with Jess on a number of occasions now and the service has always exceeded my expectations. Jess ticks the boxes of all the standard deliveries of a great solicitor but what I really enjoy is her creativity and thought processes to move our deals forward when we hit bumps in the road. Our transactions are never straight forward and this is where Jess comes into her own with creative/smart ways to get things over the line. I would highly recommend and will be using Jess on all future deals going forward where possible.


We recently used Jess Cornish on a commercial property purchase and couldn't have been more impressed. It was not a straightforward process, and Jess handled everything professionally and effectively, exceeding our expectations with how personable and available she was. We look forward to working together on our next project!



  • England & Wales


Property Sales and Acquisitions, Business Leases, Development Schemes, Creative Strategies, Lease Options, Option Agreements, Promotion Agreements, Development Site Acquisitions and Disposals. 


  • Solicitor of England and Wales (admitted 2011)


  • Consultant Solicitor at Paddle & Cocks LLP from September 2019 
  • Solicitor and Partner at Borlase & Company from 2011 until August 2019. 


  • Best Junior Lawyer at the Cornwall Law Society Awards 2011 for her commitment to technology in legal services. 

Jess says...

Being in the heart of your team, as a trusted advisor. This is where I enjoy working best.