Jacob is an associate member and is now an unregistered barrister. He practised in London and across the South Eastern and Western circuits. He appeared in all types of criminal cases and was regularly instructed on behalf of the local authorities in cases of benefit fraud.
Jacob regularly prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court, and has appeared several times at the Court of Appeal. Jacob has gained particular experience of handling young witnesses and defendants, both as prosecution and defence counsel. He has been involved in several cases involving particularly sensitive allegations where he has effectively cross-examined young witnesses, and represented the interests of young defendants. Jacob has been involved in the full range of criminal cases, including cases involving serious violence, sexual offences and drugs offences, as well as dishonesty offences including fraud, burglary, and theft. He has represented clients suffering from mental health difficulties, and dealt with defendants with psychiatric issues and with issues of fitness to plead. Jacob is a Grade 3 CPS Prosecutor.
Before coming to the bar, Jacob spent several months as an intern for. the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre. He also assists in legal research for death row cases in the USA.