Bar Finals - Inns of Court School of Law
Jason read jurisprudence at Oxford University and studied for the Bar at the Inns of Court Law School, London before being called to the Bar in 1993. He practiced as a Barrister in London until 2007 when he returned to his native North East. He edits Halsbury’s Laws on Release and Recall and writes columns on legal issues for a number of national newspapers.
He is regularly instructed in serious and high profile cases both at first instance and on appeal to the Higher Courts.
Jason has significant high-level experience of drafting and advocating across many different practice areas. In recent years he has tended to practice predominantly in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Jason's practice has historically been based heavily upon criminal defence work in the Crown Court. This has included some of the most serious and high profile cases of recent years and comprises murder, manslaughter, serious sexual offences, large scale drug matters and gangland crime.
More recently, his focus has been upon criminal appeals in the most serious matters, again based on the offences mentioned above. This has led to Jason appearing in the Law Reports on no fewer than 30 occasions in the recent past. His Crown Court practice remains extremely busy and he is happy to accept instructions in all criminal defence matters.
Jason also has strong and continually expanding practices in both Family Law and the Chancery Division. In the former, he is regularly instructed to represent parents in complex care proceedings involving significant harm, while in the latter he has been involved in various high value disputes, also leading to involvement in reported cases.
Jason has a significant practice in Public and Administrative law, having advised upon and acted in a substantial number of applications for Judicial Review over the years. These have spanned across a wide range of public bodies in virtually every sector.
Jason takes great pride in his work and endeavours to ensure client satisfaction at all times.