Jake Carr

Called: 2017

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.

Prior Experience

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

Notable Cases

  • R v AL – Bexley Magistrates’ Court (2019) – Secured a suspended sentence in a case of assault occasioning actual bodily harm where the defendant was found to have assaulted his partner with two young children in the house
  • R v CT – Aylesbury Crown Court (2019) – Secured an acquittal, following an argument of abuse of process, wherein a defendant was alleged to have possessed a mobile phone in prison.
  • R v AAM – Stratford Magistrates’ Court (2019) – Made a successful submission of no case to answer following cross-examination of a complainant in an allegation of domestic assault
  • R v DL – Horsham Magistrates’ Court (2019) – Represented a vulnerable defendant who was accused, with two co-defendants, of having assaulted a trans person by beating. Made a successful submission of no case to answer following the close of the Crown’s case.
  • R v JH – Stratford Magistrates’ Court (2020) – Secured an acquittal for a Defendant who was alleged to have attended his child’s school and used threatening words and behaviour towards his ex-partner.
  • R v JS – Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court (2020) – Prosecution offered no evidence on the day of trial in a case of theft from a shop and criminal damage following submissions that they had not complied with disclosure. The defendant was absent.
  • R v DF – Wood Green Crown Court (2020) – Mitigated on behalf of a defendant who had accepted breaching two separate suspended sentence orders by committing theft from a shop and criminal damage. Persuaded the court to allow both suspended sentence orders to continue and secured the defendant’s immediate release from custody.

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