- Called: 1997
“He provides robust tactical and legal advice, and is excellent on his feet.” "His preparation is meticulous and he always seems to find the right argument."
Legal 500 UK 2015 & 2016
Jake is a member of both the employment and commercial teams. He is recommended as a leading individual in employment law in the 2015 edition of the Legal 500. Comments from solicitors include: “robust tactical and legal advice” and “excellent on his feet”.
He is a discrimination and whistleblowing specialist and is regularly instructed in complex and lengthy tribunal hearings and at appeal level by various public bodies. He provides advice on internal procedures and contracts to public bodies and corporate clients. He has represented schools and local authorities at NCTL appeals.
Jake’s commercial practice includes restrictive covenants, professional negligence, director liability and insolvency.
Jake has considerable experience of various mediation schemes. He accepts instructions on a direct access basis and is chair of chambers DPA committee.
“His preparation is meticulous and he always seems to find the right argument.”
The Legal 500 UK 2016
“He provides robust tactical and legal advice, and is excellent on his feet.”
The Legal 500 UK 2015
Recent employment cases at appeal level include:
- Horlorku v Liverpool City Council (UKEAT/0020/15/DA) (race discrimination) https://twitter.com/bailii/status/619090245368217600.
- Ukegheson v London Borough of Haringey (UKEAT/03112/14/RN) (race, religious and sex discrimination).
- Steel v London Borough of Haringey (UKEAT/0350/13/DM) (unlawful deductions) co.uk › Cases › 2014 › December.
- Mba v Merton  ICR 357 (CA) (religious discrimination) bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25229807.
- McIntosh v St Marks Primary School (UKEAT/0226/13/BA) (race victimisation) co.uk › Cases› 2014 › February.
- Durrani v Ealing LBC (UKEAT/6454/212) (whistleblowing and race discrimination) co.uk › Cases › 2013 › April
Jake is currently involved in a number of complex disability discrimination cases, two different group TUPE claims and professional negligence claims involving accountants, recruitment consultants and solicitors.
He is a member of ELBA, ELA, Combar and the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.
Jake received a First Class Degree in History from Cambridge. He worked for a number of years as a researcher for an MEP, based in Italy and Spain. He completed a law conversion course at City University and was called to the Bar in 1997.
His main interests are family, literature, Iberia and football.