Jake is an Associate in our Business Crime & Investigations team. He has worked across government in a variety of roles, focusing primarily on business crime, data protection, asset forfeiture, tax enforcement and insolvency. Jake obtained a first-class LLM, specialising international finance, intellectual property, data protection and defamation at the University of Cambridge.
Jake has worked on high-profile, complex matters for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Home Office.
Jake has represented the government in various roles after training at the NCA. He has been involved in complex, often international, investigations involving allegations of international bribery, money laundering and drug offences. Jake advised on effective investigation, alternative or parallel civil actions and preparing matters for prosecution with the Crown Prosecution Service. Jake has worked with international criminal and civil enforcement agencies – including on international money laundering, serious fraud, child sexual abuse and exploitation and other sexual offences and suspected breaches of sanctions laws.
Jake advised the Home Office in all matters Police and fire related, including assisting in drafting parts of a maritime treaty with France and on the Fire Safety Bill.
Jake spent two years in HMRC’s Enforcement, Damages and Illicit Finance team, specialising in asset forfeiture and recovery (including POCA High Court freezing orders (ex-‘Mareva’ injunctions), regulatory enforcement – particularly of the Money Laundering Regulations – and defending actions brought against public bodies (including judicial reviews and civil actions).
Successfully forfeited assets obtained because of corruption and bribery on a sovereign state.
Led the defence against an appeal to one of HMRC’s largest cancellation notices under the Money Laundering Regulations (both 2007 and 2017 Regulations).
Involved in multi-national General Data Protection Regulation and data breach cases, including challenges to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act regime.
- Account Freezing & Forfeiture & Cash Detention
- Bank Account Freezing
- Bribery & Corruption
- Business Crime & Investigations
- Business Ethics, Human Rights & Product/Service Risk
- Criminal Cartels
- Criminal Fraud
- Criminal Restraint & Confiscation
- Cybercrime & Data Theft
- Money Laundering
- Mutual Legal Assistance
- Sanctions & Export Controls
- Serious & General Crime
- Tax Investigations
- Tax Prosecutions
- Unexplained Wealth Orders