Jack maintains a deliberate balance between financial remedy proceedings, cohabitation disputes and private law children work. He is ranked as a leading junior for both divorce and financial remedy cases as well as children and domestic abuse.
Jack has experience representing clients before all levels of the judiciary, up to and including the Court of Appeal.
He is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access Scheme.
Family Finance & Property
Jack has been involved in a wide range of financial disputes including those concerning arguments around non-matrimonial property, non-disclosure and submissions as to the status of properties owned by companies. He is regularly instructed to advise on and draft pre-nuptial agreements and has a particular interest in cases involving family businesses, especially farms.
Disputes between unmarried former cohabitants and claims under TOLATA also make up a significant proportion of Jack’s work, in particular cases which involve arguments around constructive trusts and/or equitable accounting.
Children (Private Law)
Jack provides advice and representation across the full spectrum of private law children disputes and has achieved successful results in countless fact-finding and final hearings. He has a particular interest in leave to remove applications and potentially intractable cases involving allegations of alienation.
International Family Law
Jack has experience of cases involving multiple jurisdictions within both his financial remedies and his private law children work. He has successfully represented clients in forum disputes and in applications to relocate internationally with their children.
Domestic Violence & Injunctions
Jack frequently represents clients in applications under the Family Law Act 1996 and is acutely aware of the need to deal with these in a proportionate manner whilst ensuring that his clients’ positions in any parallel proceedings are not prejudiced.
ENE / Private FDR
Jack is regularly instructed to represent clients at Private FDRs, arbitrations and mediations.
What the Directories Say
"Jack is a very good advocate. He speaks in a calm and considerate way, which instills confidence in his clients. He is robust without being overly aggressive and is very sensible in negotiations." Legal 500, 2024
"Jack is a thoughtful, well-prepared and persuasive advocate. He is very good at technical argument and gets the best results for his clients." Legal 500, 2024
04 October 2023
The Legal 500 2024 – Leading Set in Family: Divorce and Financial Remedy
We are pleased to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in Family: Divorce and Financial Remedy in the 2024 edition of the Legal 500 guide.
04 October 2023
The Legal 500 2024 – Leading Set in Children Public and Private Law
1GC Family Law is pleased to announce that we have been included as a Top Tier set in Family: Children and Domestic Abuse in the 2024 edition of Legal 500.