Jennifer Helen Maddocks, LL.B.

Maj., British Army

Military Professor Stockton Center for the Study of International Law
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A Major in the British Army Legal Services and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Exeter, Maj. Maddocks was assigned to the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law in September 2016. Her main area of research is state responsibility for international law violations involving non-state actors in armed conflict.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Law
  • Rules of Engagement

Professional Highlights


US Naval War College, Newport RI

Assigned to the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law as a Military Professor.

Service Prosecuting Authority (Germany)

Assigned as a Prosecutor, dealing with a broad caseload including offences of serious violence, sexual assault and fraud.


Assigned to the Operational Law Branch in Warminster, providing pre-deployment legal training to soldiers. Deployed to Afghanistan in October 2012, working in the UK Logistic Headquarters at Camp Bastion, advising on detention and disciplinary issues.

Sierra Leone

Assigned to the International Military Advisory and Training Team (IMATT), acting as legal adviser both to Commander IMATT and to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces.

British Army Headquarters

Assigned to the Employment Law Branch, advising on employment issues and Service Complaints.

Headquarters 1st (UK) Armoured Division, Germany

First legal assignment within the British Army, advising mainly on disciplinary matters.

Commissioned into the British Army

Joined the Army Legal Service in January 2009. Completed the Professionally Qualified Officers’ course at Sandhurst before spending three months attached to 1st Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles in Brunei.

Qualified as a UK lawyer

Commenced legal career at the London office of Norton Rose, a leading international law firm. Continued to work in private practice for a number of years, ultimately heading up the Employment Law Department of a law firm in the south of England.


LL.B., (Hons) University of Birmingham

Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School

External Memberships and Associations

The Law Society of England and Wales

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