Jake accepts instructions across Chambers’ practice areas and is already an experienced advocate regularly appearing in the High Court. Jake also advises clients on paper, in conference and in drafting statements of case. He is a busy common-law practitioner, who frequently tackles new areas of work.
Before coming to the bar, Jake worked in politics – as a political adviser and campaigner. Jake accepts pro-bono instructions in appropriate cases.
Commercial and Chancery
Jake has extensive experience of offering written advice on commercial disputes. He is also regularly in court dealing with issues involving commercial property and since completing pupillage has built a thriving chancery practice. He is currently instructed in a lengthy probate trial – a result of a decade-long dispute. Jake also offers advice on civil procedure and costs.
Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence
Jake acts for claimants and defendants in fast-track trials across the country. He also has a busy paper-based practice, offering advice on liability and quantum in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. Jake also drafts statements of case for claimants and defendants, in the fast-track and the multi-track.
Jake is keen to expand his employment practice, having undertaken a number of cases on a pro-bono basis whilst studying law. He has written extensively about the Equality Act 2010 and its effect on disability discrimination cases in particular. He has also been trained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to act as a Case Presenter.
Jake regularly acts for Local Authorities, Government Departments and the Police in court and on paper. He has been instructed by the Department for Communities and Local Government in the Grenfell Inquiry and undertakes written work in judicial review matters on behalf of the Home Secretary. Jake also accepts instructions to act as a representative at inquests. He has represented the family of a Mother who died from an overdose of prescription drugs in an inquest reported by the national media.
Jake has wide-ranging experience in family law matters. He represent Local Authorities, parents and Guardians in public family proceedings, as well as parties in private family law and ancillary relief disputes.
Jake has a particular interest in international family law, and has appeared in cases with jurisdictional issues involving cross-border abductions, human trafficking and forced marriage protection orders.
Jake also has an expertise in legal issues surrounding surrogacy and fertility. He was awarded a prize by the Bar Council for an essay advocating reform of the law on parental orders and surrogacy arrangements and has written widely on the subject.
Jake has represented Local Authorities in the Court of Protection regarding Deprivation of Liberty Orders and is part of the Chambers’ Court of Protection team.
Jake regularly prosecutes, as well as representing defendants, in the Magistrates’ court and Crown Court.
During pupillage, Jake spent two months in the office of the Treasury Counsel under the supervision of Tom Little working on high-profile terrorism, murder and sexual offences cases, including the trial of Tommy Mair for the murder of Jo Cox MP.
Jake has also represented the HSE in the Crown Court and is keen to expand this area of work.