Jake is a solicitor-advocate with experience across a broad range of contentious matters, with a particular focus on civil fraud, international arbitration and sports-related disputes

Jake regularly advises clients in relation to high value, complex disputes, including regarding issues of contractual interpretation, alleged unfair prejudice, breach of fiduciary duties, civil fraud and more. Jake has acted for high net worth individuals, state-owned entities and listed multinational corporations.

Jake is a co-founder of Cooke, Young & Keidan’s sports practice.


Jake previously worked at Schillings, a law firm specialising in reputation management and dispute resolution. During his time at Schillings, Jake acted for high profile corporations and ultra-high net worth individuals on matters relating to defamation and the misuse of private information. Jake completed his training contract at Howard Kennedy, where he gained considerable hands-on corporate and litigation experience.

Jake read philosophy at the University of Leeds, before completing his GDL and then LPC at BPP University (achieving distinction).

Publications, Articles, Seminars

  • ‘Going Nuclear: Freezing Orders in Practice’, co-author, Thomson Reuters PLC Magazine, June 2019
  • 2019 L McNeely and J Calvert “Are the assets of State-owned enterprises immune from the enforcement of arbitral awards?” The Barrister (Online, February 2019)

Professional Groups

  • British Association of Sports Law
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • UK Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

Cases of Note

  • Acting for a placement agent in an arbitration relating to its substantial contractual dispute with a GP in relation to its entitlement to commissions arising from investments in a renewable energy fund.

  • Acting for the shareholder of a company providing services in the oil and gas sector in relation to their dispute with their joint venture partner concerning the alleged misappropriation of considerable company funds

  • Acting against several major banks in relation to claims for the mis-selling of derivative products.

  • Pursuing individuals suspected with orchestrating and / or benefitting from a substantial payment fraud on our client, including by obtaining Norwich Pharmacal relief from the High Court against a bank whose accounts were used to perpetrate the fraud.

  • Acting for former England rugby captain Chris Robshaw in respect of disciplinary proceedings following alleged breaches of Covid-protocol.

  • Acted for an elite level boxer in respect of an alleged whereabouts failure. Successfully established that there was no negligence on the part of our client and accordingly the regulator agreed that it would not record the alleged whereabouts failure as a Missed Test.

  • Acting on behalf of a listed overseas commodities and investment company in relation to its challenge brought under s. 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 regarding a high value international shareholders’ dispute, derivative action and fraud claim brought under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules.

  • Successfully obtaining and executing an ex parte search order and passport order against a former employee of a global business suspected of misappropriating confidential business information and personal data.

  • Advising a global corporate in relation to high value claims resulting from FX manipulation in emerging market currencies.

  • Acting for a professional jockey in disciplinary proceedings brought by the British Horseracing Association.