Jake has a mixed contentious and non-contentious practice which reflects the broad range of clients which Addleshaw Goddard act for. 

His non-contentious practice includes acting for employers in large mixed-used developments both in London and the North of England and also working on complex rail infrastructure projects in London. Jake has significant experience in acting for clearing-bank lenders and equity investors and undertakes due diligence exercises for a wide range of projects including large housing developments, mixed-used investment properties and student accommodation investments. 

Jake's contentious practice is similarly broad and he has acted across a range of disputes including a high-value international arbitration from a GCC-based entity, developer entities in wrongful termination High-Court proceedings and final account disputes and in adjudication proceedings. Jake's focus in disputes is predominantly on UK-domestic disputes both in the High Court and via adjudications. 

Top 5 experiences: 

  • 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. 
  • Part of the team acting for an institutional developer in the development of 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. 
  • Successfully acting for an entity bringing a claim on behalf of an insolvent entity by applying the Meadowside Developments principles prior to the publication of the Bresco Supreme Court decision.