After obtaining a first class Honours Degree in History at the University of Leeds, Jake went on to complete the GDL and the BVS, at City Law School, University of London, achieving Distinction. Whilst studying, Jake was awarded the Enoch Dumbetshena and Edmund Davies Scholarships by Gray’s Inn.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Jake worked as an in-house paralegal for a large international education provider as well as with a solicitor’s firm specialising in pensions. He has also been a personal tutor and jobbing musician.
Jake has volunteered for a number of years with the CCHF charity All About Kids, providing relief to vulnerable children from underprivileged backgrounds. He has also worked as a volunteer with the charity Family Lives, supporting and advising families in crisis and gaining experience across a variety of public and private child law matters.