Friendly and approachable, Jack began his professional career studying and lecturing at the Ivy League’s University of Pennsylvania. In 2007 he left academia to pursue a career at the Bar, receiving the Prince of Wales Scholarship from Grays Inn. He completed pupillage under Kristina Montgomery (crime), with Rosalyn Carter (family) and Andrew Charman (commercial) and has built a wide base of experience.
Jack has a particular emphasis on client care in all matters. He regularly appears in the Magistrates, County and High Courts on a full range of applications, including appellate work and has regularly been led in complex cases. In addition to his court work, Jack also lectures at Coventry University in their Health and Life Sciences Faculty at the Masters level, exploring the legal obligations of the healthcare professional.
Public Law Care and Adoption
Instructed on behalf of the local authority, parents and guardians, Jack is familiar with all aspects of care work, including representation through the Official Solicitor. He is regularly instructed in complex proceedings involving physical and sexual abuse as well as those containing international elements including placement outside the jurisdiction.
Together with other members of chambers, Jack provides seminars and lectures to Solicitors firms, Universities and Law Societies throughout the region, notably speaking recently as to the changing framework for care and adoption, the instruction of experts and the unified family court system. He further has experience of cases concerning complex points of disclosure, as well as those which engage the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court. He has a clear understanding of the rights and responsibilities of Local Authorities, and can effectively challenge all aspects of Local Authority decision-making.
In 2012 and 2013, Jack was led in a complex infanticide in the High Court before Mrs Justice King, representing the guardian at both fact-finding and welfare stages, and has particular experience in managing a wide variety of expert evidence, specifically concerning infant head injuries and conflicting medical opinion.