Jack is extremely bright, knowledgeable and enthusiastic with a strong attention to detail. He has an excellent manner with clients, immediately making them feel reassured, supported and confident that they are in the best of hands. ‘His advocacy skills are first-class and he is always extremely well prepared. He is attentive to solicitors and does an exceptional job throughout.’ “
Jack now has an entirely remote and paperless practice and continues to offer his services to clients both in conference and in court hearings by telephone and by video conferencing platforms including MS Teams, Zoom, Skype for Business, and BlueJeans. Jack is happy use other platforms, and to discuss and advise on the most appropriate remote platform for each case. He is also able to advise and assist in ensuring compliance with national and local Practice Directions and Protocols, as they develop, during the COVID-19 crisis.
Jack is recognised in Chambers & Partners as a specialist family barrister. He has a busy court-based practice and appears in courts across the Western Circuit and further afield. Jack accepts instructions in all aspects of family law including:
- Financial Remedy (formerly ‘Ancillary Relief’) proceedings
- Schedule 1 Children Act 1989
- Private law Children Act 1989 disputes
- Injunctive relief under Part IV Family Law Act 1996 where domestic violence is alleged
- Domestic Violence Protection Orders under the Crime and Security Act 2010
- Proceedings under the Inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court
- International Child Abduction and Hague Convention 1980 proceedings
Jack welcomes instructions to advise in conference or in writing. He is happy to consider instructions on a pro bono basis in appropriate cases.
- The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
- The Family Law Bar Association
- Bar Pro Bono Unit
- The Western Circuit
Qualifications & awards:
- LLB Hons (Queen Mary, University of London): First Class
- BPTC (The City of Law School): Outstanding.
Jack is originally from Devon and moved to London to undertake his legal education and training. After reading law at Queen Mary, University of London Jack joined the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and undertook the BPTC at The City Law School. Jack returned to the West Country to undertake his pupillage at St John’s Chambers in October 2013 under the supervision of Nick Miller, Dianne Martin, and Zoe Saunders. Upon successful completion of his pupillage Jack accepted an offer of Tenancy in October 2014.