Jacques is a senior lawyer in Capsticks Clinical law department; he is a barrister and was called to the Bar in 2000.
Jacques spent his time at the Bar practising in the area of criminal law, specialising in the prosecution and defence of large scale fraud, money laundering and was one of a limited panel of advocates authorised to prosecute serious sexual offences, many of which involved clinicians who also had concurrent proceedings before regulators. Jacques has conducted hearings before juries in the Crown Court, often before High Court Judges, and appeals against both conviction and sentence in the Court of Appeal acting on behalf of both the defence and the Crown.
Jacques’ attention to detail and common sense approach to difficult matters often made him Counsel of choice for CPS London for complex casework or those involving either political or professional sensitivity. Jacques joined Capsticks in October 2014, bringing his advocacy experience to the inquests team.
Since joining Jacques has built up significant experience in advising health and social care organisations in the lead up to an inquest, as well as providing effective representation at the hearing itself including at inquests in which other interested persons are represented by Queen’s Counsel. He has provided advice and representation in matters where there are parallel investigations by other agencies (such as the Health & Safety Executive and local police forces), those involving potential breaches of Article 2, deaths in custody, and, matters involving highly complex medical or legal issues.
Instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in the prosecution of Barclays and UBS banks in relation to suspected manipulation of the LIBOR benchmark interest rate.
LLB Law, University of Essex, 1999
Bar Vocational Course, The College of Law, 2000
LLM Law, University College London, 2002