Jake Taylor > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers

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Jake is a specialist defence barrister with expertise in defending those accused of the most serious criminal and regulatory offences.


Jake provides solutions and secures results for those whom he represents. His approach is guided by an understanding of how each and every case is of the utmost importance. He is renowned for his tireless preparation, clear advice, personable approach as well as fearless and powerful advocacy.

In addition, Jake is recommended to doctors and other medical professionals for the specialist advice, expert assistance and representation he provides to those facing misconduct hearings before regulatory bodies, particularly the General Medical Council.

In the last 12 months Jake has represented individuals accused of: high profile murder, historic largescale international drug trafficking, the supply of firearms, serious violence and people trafficking. In terms of regulatory cases, Jake has represented doctors accused of: sexual offences, dishonesty and allegation of substandard clinical skills.

The other side of Jake’s work encompasses issues relating to international criminal and humanitarian law. Jake has been instructed on cases involving allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity at international courts in both The Hague and Cambodia. Jake currently works with the Death Penalty Project, where he assists local lawyers undertaking capital punishment cases.

Jake brings with him a wealth of experience gained from working for Non-Governmental Organisations and a number of leading solicitors’ firms in the civil rights arena. This includes two years assisting the families of those who died at the Hillsborough Disaster, a period of time spent in Kenya assisting in a successful group compensation claim for torture during colonial rule in the Mau Mau litigation and advising traders from a leading financial institution in relation to the Libor rate fixing scandal.


BPTC, BPP Law School 
LLB Law, University of Sussex