Jack read German at St Hilda’s College, Oxford before returning to Nottingham to complete his GDL and BPTC. Whilst at law school Jack won Nottinghamshire Law Society’s President’s Cup, the Taylor Prize for Best Overall Performance on the BPTC and the Richard Bagley Pro Bono Prize. Jack was later named ‘Volunteer of the Year: Rising Star’ in the East Midlands Charity Awards for his Pro Bono work at Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre, having secured over £780,000 for his clients, including over £110,000 recovered/defended specifically in employment cases.
Before joining Ropewalk, Jack worked as a Paralegal at Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre where he built a varied Pro Bono practice. Prior to this role, Jack volunteered at the Centre as a student adviser, later being promoted to Lead Adviser as well as chairing the Centre’s Student Pro Bono Committee.
As well as appearing in small claims before the County Court, Jack built a strong employment practice including both Claimant and Respondent work. Jack appeared in the Employment Tribunal on varied cases, from Unfair Dismissal to TUPE disputes and claims involving multiple forms of alleged discrimination. Jack has represented in case management hearings and final hearings, including appearing before a three-member panel, and boasts a 100% success rate on the Tribunal hearings he conducted. Jack also successfully appeared in the Legal Advice Centre’s first-and-only Judicial Mediation, where the opposing party was represented by specialist Counsel.
For his Pro Bono practice, Jack was named ‘Volunteer of the Year: Rising Star’ in the East Midlands Charity Awards 2020 and was awarded Nottingham Law School’s Richard Bagley Pro Bono Prize.
Whilst at law school, Jack received several awards and scholarships, including the Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence and the Taylor Prize for Best Overall Performance on the BPTC. Jack also participated in and won a number of moots, and in 2019, Jack won the Nottinghamshire Law Society’s President’s Cup.
One of Jack’s more niche areas of interest is in ecclesiastical law, and Jack has previously delivered training in ecclesiastical procedure and has an article published in this area. Jack looks forward to exploring this interest further alongside a dynamic and varied practice at Ropewalk.
Outside Chambers, Jack enjoys walks in the countryside, going to the theatre and travelling, having spent a year living and working in Germany.
- MA (Oxon) German, St Hilda’s College, Oxford
- Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), Nottingham Law School
- BPTC (Outstanding), Nottingham Law School
Areas of Expertise
- Animals & Equine
- Clinical Negligence
- Commercial Dispute Resolution
- Costs & Litigation Funding
- Counter Fraud
- Credit Hire
- Criminal Regulatory
- Data Protection & Information
- Group Actions
- Personal Injury
- Planning & Environmental
- Professional Discipline & Regulation
- Professional Negligence
- Property & Real Estate
- Public Sector & Not for Profit
- Serious Injury
- Wills, Probate & Inheritance