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Jake is the Principal and founder of Waldegraves. He is deeply dedicated to and passionate about Advocacy and Employment Law.
He is a Solicitor-Advocate and non-practising barrister. He has regularly appeared in Employment Tribunals over the past 10 years, as well as the County Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal, and has established a reputation as a first rate advocate. He is also regularly instructed as an advocate and consultant by other firms.
He is currently writing a book on unfair dismissal, due to be published by HJT Training, which provides a detailed and comprehensive coverage of the technical and complex subject. On one hand he is intellectual rigorous and ever keen to argue a point of law on the other he listens to clients, ascertains and is sensitive to their needs and adopts a practical and commercial approach to his cases.
His understanding and experience of Employment Law practice is profound. He has acted both for household corporate names and small businesses as well as trade unions and workers on low incomes. He regularly undertakes work funded on legal expenses insurance, was previously employed by a leading Trade Union firm and has carried out many cases on a no win no fee arrangements. He was previously a partner and Head of Employment of a firm in the Thames Valley
Jake also has an interest in Immigration Law. He has made numerous appearances in the Immigration Courts and is the author of the article “What to believe? A critique of the Assessment of Plausibility of Asylum Applications” which was published by the Electronic Immigration Network in October 2003.
Jake's appearances as an advocate have resulted in numerous reported cases. They are:-
Court of Appeal – Fox v Rangecroft and Another  EWCA Civ 1112 (the approach to the reverse burden of proof in discrimination cases)
Employment Appeal Tribunal – Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust v Abimbola  UKEAT/0542/08/LA (reinstatement after unfair dismissal)
John Brown Printing T/A Eldram v Ketman  UKEAT/0124/08 (the approach to contributory fault)
Immigration Appeal Tribunal – AG (Turkey – CA – Fresh Evidence) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKIAT 00014 (the impact of the Immigration Rules on applications under Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights)
MS (Risk of return – relocation) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKIAT 00010 (the risk of return to the Democratic Republic of Congo).