Jacob is an associate in the Public and Regulatory team. He has appeared frequently in the District and High Courts on behalf of government and private clients and has particular expertise in local government regulatory prosecutions, insolvency and recovery matters and general civil litigation.
Until 2016, Jacob was based in the United Kingdom where he specialised in administrative and public law, representing government departments in immigration matters, particularly in judicial review claims in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
- Bashir & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department – acted as solicitor for a government department, defending a judicial review claim brought by a number of refugees on the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus alleging breaches of the Refugee Convention by the United Kingdom Government.
- Cameron v Coleman - successfully represented a minority shareholder in the Wellington High Court in an application for leave to bring a derivative action in the name of the company.
- Porirua City Council v Johnston – represented a local authority in a successful prosecution for multiple breaches of the Building Act and Resource Management Act.
LLB/BA, Victoria University of Wellington