Jack specialises in industrial disease claims and has significant experience of asbestos litigation, noise induced hearing loss, vibration white finger, COSHH, carbon monoxide poisoning, and repetitive strain injuries.
As well as his court work, Jack has a busy paperwork practice drafting advices, pleadings including schedules and counter-schedules, and questions to experts.
Jack is frequently instructed in noise induced hearing loss claims. He has a detailed knowledge of the common issues that arise and in particular expert evidence on causation and the academic and scientific literature behind it. He is experienced at cross-examining expert witnesses at trial.
Jack is also regularly involved in asbestos litigation and is instructed to advise, draft statements of case, and appear at hearings in such claims. He often appears in the specialist mesothelioma list in the High Court. As well as trial appearances, he has taken evidence on commission in living claims and represented parties at coroner’s inquests. He has acted in a number of cases for defendants where exposure and causation has been challenged in asbestosis and asbestos-induced lung cancer claims based on histology evidence.
Jack previously worked as a solicitor at a national defendant firm so has particular experience of insurance law, including historic policy issues, and protecting the interests of the insurer client.
Smith v. Ministry of Defence  EWCA Civ 106
Obtained permission from the Court of Appeal for a second appeal in an industrial deafness claim.
Jack is a member of the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.
Jack has been appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s panel of counsel for 2019 to 2023.
GDL (College of Law)
MA (Liverpool) Philosophy
BA (York) History and Philosophy