Sports Law

Jake has a keen interest in sports law.  Jake’s own high level sporting background as an international fencer and referee provides him with an acute understanding and appreciation of the mind-set of both competitors and officials, as well as the potential difficulties that they face.

Jake is a member of the British Fencing Association’s Disciplinary and Grievance panels.

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Appointments & Memberships


  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Education Law Association

Education & Qualifications


BPTC, College of Law, London (Outstanding) [including top mark for Opinion Writing on the BPTC at The College of Law (95%)].

LLB (Hons), King’s College, London (Upper Second Class).

Publications


Jackson’s Children: Recoverability of Success Fees in Child Claimant Cases, published in the Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal (December 2016).

Recovery of CFA Success Fees and Children, CPDcast.com

Two part CPD podcast following the publication of the below article.

Recovery of CFA Success Fees and Children, Farrar’s Building Website, 2015. [Available here] (An article analysing the amendments to CPR Parts 21 and 46, and their respective practice directions, in relation to the recoverability of success fees charged by a solicitor from a child claimant’s damages and the new rule framework introduced to facilitate such payments).

Case law updates for the Farrar’s Building Personal Injury and Employment Law Newsletters.

Putin Gets Closer to the “Untouchables”, Thomson Reuters Complinet, 2013. (A discussion of developments in Russian anti-corruption legislation and its likely impact).

The Red Army Marches Out of Cyprus, Thomson Reuters Complinet, 2013. (A discussion in relation to the movement of illicit Russian funds away from Cyprus following its banking collapse and relevant anti-money laundering considerations).  (One of the top 10 most read articles of the month).

Previous Employment


Before commencing pupillage, Jake spent six months as a legal researcher at Peters & Peters Solicitors, one of the UK’s leading boutique litigation firms. He carried out specific research tasks, drafted conference papers and co-authored blogs and articles across the spectrum of Peters & Peters’ practice areas with particular focus on extradition, bribery and corruption, EU sanctions, anti-money laundering and international asset recovery.

Jake also spent 18 months as a County Court Advocate appearing daily in the County Courts, High Court and in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (as it then was). Jake dealt with a broad range of matters including mortgage repossessions and related applications; return of goods hearings; charging order applications; various personal insolvency hearings including bankruptcy petitions and applications to annul bankruptcy orders; and residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes.  Jake continues to accept instructions in these areas.

 

Personal Interests


Jake is a former international fencer having won a Junior Commonwealth Games gold medal representing England. He also fenced for Great Britain at the Junior World Championships and at numerous Junior World Cups.

Jake is also an international sabre referee and at the time of his qualification was the youngest such referee in the world. He continues to officiate at all age levels, both domestically and abroad, and has previously refereed the finals of the Great British Senior National Championships, Junior World Cups, and the Junior Commonwealth Games. His ultimate ambition is to referee at an Olympic Games.

Alongside his involvement with fencing Jake enjoys listening to classical cello music, watching musical theatre and supporting Liverpool Football Club.