Jacob is a Barrister, Mediator, Arbitrator and a Partner at Aria Grace Law as well as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Brighton and Supervisor at Magdalene College Cambridge.

Called to the Bar in England & Wales, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia (as a principal). Jacob is a TEP member of STEP, a member of the Chancery Bar Association, and frequently accepts appointments to act as a Mediator, Arbitrator, or chair Expert Determinations or Early Neutral Evaluations.

As an Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator and Fellow Governance Practitioner (FGP), Jacob specialises in contentious trust and estate mediation - between beneficiaries and trustees, warring trustees, settlor disputes, as well as resolving most contentious commercial matters. He is a Chartered Banker, and is Chartered in Securities and Investments by the CISI, as well as in Management, Leadership, and Quality. 

Jacob trained at the University of Aberdeen Advanced International Arbitration Summer School, as Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators he acts in high value civil and commercial claims with appointments stemming from his unique set of industry qualifications and experience. 

His confidential, exacting and sensible approach in both mediation, arbitration, and expert determinations, is valued by clients and counsel alike. He is one of the few ADR practitioners to hold security clearance, and is thereby able to take on sensitive engagements.  
Jacob’s other passion is equality, inclusion, disability, and workplace discrimination. He has a complete understanding of the Equality Act and as a professional member of the Society of Occupational Medicine he is uniquely placed to assist parties reach a settlement, or by determining a dispute.

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