Jake has built up considerable experience within healthcare law, dealing with complicated issues surrounding breach, causation, quantum and evidence regularly.
His expertise is wide-ranging. For example, he has been instructed in cases involving dental negligence, plastic surgery and psychological consequences, and complications during labour. He is currently instructed on a high-value claim regarding causation and the loss of fertility prospects. He regularly deals with complex expert evidence, with multiple experts across disciplines.
Jake has a particular experience advising healthcare clients. He represented Centurion Healthcare in a successful appeal against CQC decisions in the First Tier Tribunal regarding their registration as a service-provider (Centurion Healthcare Ltd v CQC  3264.EA) – one of only 6 successful appeals since 2016. He is an expert in relevant regulations and guidance, recent legal developments, and the practicalities for care providers. He is regularly sought after for advice for clients in the care sector.
He also advises and represents GP practices on issues ranging from breaches of confidence, contractual issues with NHS England and other regulatory disputes. He has represented practitioners in matters relating to a performers’ list, including a challenge to removal and conditions. He is able to offer legal advice on all aspects of their practice.
Jake has an academic interest in clinical negligence and has lectured previously on the issue of consent in clinical negligence cases post-Montgomery at the Association of Surgeon in Training.
Jake has experience of advising clients in commercial disputes across diverse sectors. Jake offers concise and clear legal advice, with an appreciation of the commercial practicalities facing clients. He also has experience of advising businesses navigating their regulatory responsibilities.
With a broad practice, Jake has particular experience in the following areas:
- Contractual disputes
- Professional negligence (solicitors, barristers, surveyors and more)
- Consumer Law and the Consumer Rights Act 2015
- Civil procedure
- Commercial and residential property disputes
- Party-wall disputes
- Freezing injunction applications
- Shareholder disputes
- Employment issues (and has appeared in the EAT)
- Enforcement proceedings by UK Border Force
- Probate claims
- Regulatory and Disciplinary hearings (including police misconduct cases).
Jake works with clients on a direct access basis, where appropriate.
He has international experience. He has a client base in Spain, Italy, Dubai and was instructed to represent businesses in Brazil following the Bento Rodrigues Dam Disaster in 2015.
Jake also accepts instructions for inquest work. Much of this is linked to failings by healthcare services. For example, he represented the family of a Mother who died from an overdose of prescription drugs and the family of an intravenous drug-user who died after alleged maltreatment.
His practice is broader, however. More recently, he represented a family (pro-bono) of a young autistic man who was murdered by a drug-dealer recently released from prison, with multiple alleged failings by the police, local government services and probation. He has recently been instructed by a family of a 17 year old boy who died in an amateur boxing fight. All these cases were reported in the national media.