- Employment Team Leader
- Called: 1997
"He has an incredible mind that can sort an extraordinary amount of information."
The Legal 500 2019
Jake is Head of both the Employment and Direct Access Teams. He is also a member of the Commercial Team. His discrimination practice includes education and service provider claims as well as employment.
Jake Davies is a discrimination, unfair dismissal (including constructive) and whistleblowing specialist and is regularly instructed in complex and lengthy tribunal hearings and at appeal level by various public bodies. He provides advice on internal procedures and contracts to public bodies and corporate clients. He has represented schools and local authorities at NCTL appeals.
His commercial practice includes restrictive covenants, professional negligence, director liability and insolvency.
Jake has considerable experience of various mediation schemes. He accepts instructions on a direct access basis and is chair of chambers DPA committee.
“He has an incredible mind that can sort an extraordinary amount of information.”
The Legal 500 UK 2019
“He is great on his feet and achieves good outcomes for his clients.”
The Legal 500 UK 2017
“His preparation is meticulous and he always seems to find the right argument.”
The Legal 500 UK 2016
“He provides robust tactical and legal advice, and is excellent on his feet.”
The Legal 500 UK 2015
Recent employment cases at appeal level include:
- Ukegheson v London Borough of Haringey  EWCA Civ 1140 and  ICR 1285 (EAT) (race, religious and sex discrimination).
- Steel v London Borough of Haringey  All ER (EAT) (unlawful deductions) co.uk › Cases › 2014 › December.
- Horlorku v Liverpool City Council (UKEAT/0020/15/DA) (race discrimination) https://twitter.com/bailii/status/619090245368217600.
- Mba v Merton  ICR 357 (CA) (religious discrimination) bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25229807.
- McIntosh v St Marks Primary School  All ER (EAT) (race victimisation)
- Durrani v Ealing LBC  All ER (EAT) (whistleblowing and race discrimination)
Jake’s recent work includes: various trials involving reasonable adjustments and other disability discrimination claims (acting mainly for public bodies or private companies as either employers or service providers); advising various public bodies and private companies on issues relating to employment status, internal reorganisations and TUPE transfers; advising global companies on the terms of their employment, agency and consultancy contracts; and, representing & advising former senior employees, directors and private companies in respect of claims involving alleged breaches of restrictive covenants, fidelity & non competition clauses, fiduciary duties and the issue of EMI shares.
Jake is a member of ELBA, ELA, Combar and the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.
Jake received a First Class Degree in History from Cambridge. He worked for a number of years as a researcher for an MEP, based in Italy and Spain. He completed a law conversion course at City University and was called to the Bar in 1997.
His main interests are family, literature, Iberia and football.