Jake is diligent and well-regarded junior practising in criminal defence and family law. Jake joined Chambers following the successful completion of his pupillage, during which time he established a strong common law practice. He is commended by professional and lay clients alike for his conscientious, detail-oriented and focussed advocacy and for the proactive attitude with which he engages his cases.
Jake has appeared in an array of cases in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court, often in matters that exceed his year of call. These include assaults (ranging from common assault to GBH), drug offences, public order act offences (including protest cases), sexual offences and POCA proceedings.
Jake is also regularly instructed to represent clients in the Family Court in a range of proceedings. He has represented numerous clients in their applications for non-molestation orders and accepts instructions in care proceedings. During his pupillage, Jake assisted senior members of chambers in a murder trial and in submissions to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Jake also has experience in disciplinary matters, including MHPS proceedings.
Jake worked as a paralegal at a Band 1 criminal law firm, where he gained experience in preparing for criminal proceedings, drafting legal documents (including POCA statements and defence statements) and in litigation generally. During this time, Jake also became an Accredited Police Station Representative.
2017 – BPTC – University of Law, Very Competent
2016 – GDL – BPP, Commendation
2015 – BA (Hons) – English Language & Literature – King’s College London