Jake was Called to the Bar by The Honourable Society of Middle Temple in 2017. He received a major scholarship by The Honourable Society of Middle Temple (“Benefactors’ Scholarship”) and received an “Advocacy Scholarship” from BPP Law School.
Jake has been regularly instructed across a broad range of civil matters. These include: multi track trials, small claim trials, possession hearings for commercial and residential landlords and local authorities, MOJ stage 3 hearings, infant settlements and interlocutory hearings/applications. Jake accepts instructions to advise at the initial stages of proceedings and to draft pleadings and other relevant documents.
Jake has experience in private and public proceedings. He is regularly instructed on Children Act matters, undertaking FHDRAs, DRAs and final hearings. He also has experience in applying for, and responding to, non-molestation and occupation orders. Jake also has experience with other ancillary applications.
Jake has experience of defending in the Magistrates’ Courts; this includes clients who are charged with drink or drug driving through to those charged with more serious offences such as actual bodily harm (ABH). Jake also has experience with regulatory matters and appeals in the Crown Court. Jake also appears on matters on behalf of probation.
Before joining East Anglian Chambers, Jake served as a Judicial Assistant in the Court of Appeal to Lord Justice Dingemans. This was from October 2021 until July 2022. Consequently, Jake has significant experience with, and a deep understanding of, appellate courts; this is rare for a junior practitioner. Jake was also an experienced County Court Advocate, which involved several areas of law within civil practice. Jake has also previously worked for the AIRE Centre, a legal charity, advising clients on the EU Settlement Scheme and assisting on deportation cases.
Jake studied LLB Law at the University of Essex. He subsequently completed an LLM in Public Law at University College London (UCL), whereby he received a Distinction overall. His LLM thesis was titled “Improving accommodation of religion in the workplace: Legal transplants between the European and American Experiences”, which considered how fundamental rights were incorporated into private labour relations in two different jurisdictions. At UCL, Jake sat on the Editorial Board of the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. He was also a researcher for the UCL Public International Law Project and was recruited to act as a consultant the following year; this was tasked with assisting the World Refugee Council to develop new approaches to managing the challenges presented by increased numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons.
Jake is a keen footballer and runner. Jake also has interests in the NFL and Formula 1. He enjoys learning and the arts; Jake can frequently be found at museums, art galleries and theatres. Jake is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Newell Legal, a blog focusing on legal and political developments. Newell Legal was listed as a finalist of the 2019 UK Blog Awards in the ‘World View’ category. This project is currently on hiatus.
LLM Public Law, University College London, Distinction (2019)
LLB Law (Hons), University of Essex, Upper Second Class (2014)
Accredited Mediator, The Society of Mediators (2023)
Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)