Jake is an Associate in our contentious construction, engineering and projects team. Previously, Jake has had a mixed practice across the spectrum of the firm's clients, and he has consequently gained a wide range of experience.
Jake's practice focusses predominantly on domestic dispute resolution both in the High Court and via adjudication. His domestic work has included acting in contractual claims for defects rectification and delay, acting in respect of payment disputes under the Scheme for Construction Contracts and advising clients on managing disputes pro-actively prior to commencement of formal proceedings.
Following his non-contentious experience acting for them, Jake predominantly acts for employer-side entities including property developers of student accommodation and high-end residential units, retail entities building warehouses, football teams developing their property and UK-based utilities companies. In addition, Jake has developed his practice into acting for schools, colleges and higher educational establishments, helping them in all aspects of construction disputes and dispute avoidance.
Alongside his domestic work Jakes is part of the firm's international arbitration team and has experience acting in high-value disputes relating to infrastructure development in the GCC.
- Acting for a private school in a successful adjudication concerning defective work to a multi-million pound development scheme.
- Part of the counterclaim team in a high-value and complex international arbitration concerning one of the world's largest rail infrastructure projects for a GCC client.
- Led a successful interim application to the High Court setting out the parameters and requirements for correctly interpreting and applying the rules for preparing witness evidence in the Business and Property Courts (case reported -  EWHC 2747 (TCC)).
- Part of the team acting for an institutional developer in a significant re-development of London-based rail infrastructure stations.
- Acting for a housing developer in the development of Manchester City Centre as part of the 20-year long development scheme.
- University of Law, Manchester (2015)
- Lancaster University (2011-2012)