Jason graduated with a 1st Class Law Degree and an ‘Outstanding’ on the Bar Course, performing top of his year on both courses, and was nominated for the ‘Barrister of the Year’ Award for the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2019.
Jason has a broad business and property practice with experience of high-value multi-track cases. Jason has regular court appearances and frequently acts as sole counsel in the High Court and County Court. Outside of court, Jason has experience advising in conference, advising by telephone, drafting statements of case and provides written advice.
Recent instructions in property law have included,
- Drafting Particulars of Claim in a High Court matter and appearing in court in relation to a claim for, inter alia, declaratory relief that a property is held on trust, including a claim for proprietary estoppel.
- Drafting Particulars of Claim and appearing in court in relation to a claim for breach of contract, breach of collateral warranty, breach of trust, proprietary estoppel, unjust enrichment and tracing based on the wrongful application of monies borrowed for a specific purpose.
- Acting in interim and final hearings relating to relief pursuant to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Jason recently acted on a multi-day multi-track trial which raised issues of TOLATA 1996, equitable accounting, occupation rent, proprietary estoppel and express, resulting and constructive trusts. Jason succeeded obtaining a declaration of ownership in the relevant property on behalf of his client and had the Defendant’s counterclaim for equitable accounting dismissed.
- Appearing in the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in relation to a claim challenging the reasonableness of professional fees.
- Advising in relation to a claim involving Japanese knotweed.
- Advising in relation to the termination of a commercial lease.
- Applications for charging, possession and sale orders.
- Successfully obtaining an interim injunction to prevent a landlord of commercial premises from taking possession of a nursery. This case raised issues of collateral contracts, collateral warranties and the equitable remedies of specific performance and rectification.
Jason also has experience with Party Wall Act claims, mortgages, neighbour disputes, trespass, residential and commercial leases, licences, restrictive covenants and other property rights.
Prior to joining chambers, Jason worked in the litigation, regulatory and contentious tax team at Pinsent Masons LLP, an international and top 20 UK law firm. During this time, Jason was seconded to work at a client’s office in Westminster on a claim regarding the termination of a 750 million contract and gained valuable experience working on an array of commercial disputes including fraud, contractual disputes, the tort of nuisance, professional negligence and competition law.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys travelling, playing tennis and reading with a particular interest in ancient history.
Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize, Middle Temple (2015)
Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple (2015)
BPTC Best Overall Student Award, University of Law (2015)
Civil Litigation Prize, Overall highest mark, University of Law (2015)
Wildcard Scholarship (advocacy award, BPTC), University of Law (2014)
Jules Thorn Scholarship (Major Scholarship), Middle Temple (2013)
Platinum Award, University of Law (2013)
Ford and Warren Prize, Best overall performance on LLB (2012)
Best Advocate’ Award, Beachcroft Mooting Shield (2012)
Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association
BPTC, “Outstanding” (Top of Year), University of Law, Birmingham
LLB (Hons), First-Class (Top of Year), Leeds Law School