2013 Inner Temple
Jack has a diverse practice of both Prosecution and Defence work representing clients in the Magistrates, Youth and Crown Courts, as well as experience working in the Court of Appeal. Having successfully represented clients in cases involving allegations of serious violence, sexual offences, Public Order Offences including harassment and malicious communications, fraud, burglary and other theft offences, Jack has accumulated a broad range of experience and knowledge in all aspects of Criminal Law.
Regulatory Offences, Inquests and Court of Protection
Regularly instructed to Prosecute on behalf of Local Authorities dealing with cases involving Consumer Protection, Trade Mark and Planning Enforcement Offences, Jack has extensive knowledge of this specialist area of Criminal and Regulatory Law. Often, these cases can involve confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, meaning Jack has ample experience dealing with common issues that can arise, in particular separating legitimate trading business from criminal activity.
In addition, Jack has significant experience dealing with Taxi Licensing, Planning Law and other aspects of Local Authority enforcement work. Jack has also been instructed on behalf of Local Authorities and families in relation to several Inquests, involving deaths of people in care. Jack also accepts instructions to represent clients in the Court of Protection.
Animal Welfare, RSPCA and Dangerous Dogs Cases
Notably, Jack represented the owners of the working donkeys on the Blackpool beaches in a prosecution brought by the RSPCA. The case lasted two weeks and involved multiple expert veterinary witnesses giving evidence on a variety of different conditions and needs for the donkeys. Jack regularly defends clients accused of offences under the Animal Welfare and Dangerous Dogs Acts and is familiar with many complex legal, factual and veterinary principles which often are in dispute.
Employment, Civil and Family Law
Often, Jack will also be instructed to represent clients in the County and Family Courts, as well as the Employment Tribunal. Before coming to the bar, Jack worked for a large Employment Law Consultancy in Manchester representing clients in Tribunals throughout the country. These involved allegations of discrimination, unfair dismissal, wage disputes, TUPE transfers and breach of contract claims.
As a County Court Advocate Jack also accepts instructions in relation to personal injury and contractual disputes, on both Small Claims and Fast Track as well as claims under the RTA portal. In addition, Jack accepts instructions in relation to Private Children Act Proceedings, particularly specialising in cases involving disputed allegations of Domestic Violence.