Jacob Hallam QC > Chambers of Simon Denison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Denison QC
6KBW College Hill


Jake is recognised as an expert in the conduct of substantial high-profile cases involving complex areas of fact, law and public interest in the Crown Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. His ability to take control of large amounts of complex material and craft it for the purposes of trial or other litigation is well-known, as are his talents for the presentation of such evidence in a way that is comprehensive and easily-accessible. His precise and measured courtroom manner makes him a persuasive advocate. He has developed a particular reputation for the presentation of legal arguments and for being an impressive cross-examiner.

He has appeared in many of the highest profile criminal trials in the country in recent years, involving homicide, corruption in public office, historic sexual abuse, diamond robbery, cybercrime and international criminal conspiracies.

In addition to his work in the criminal courts, Jake has developed an expanding practice in advisory work, judicial review, extradition, and libel law. He brings the skills he has mastered in the preparation and presentation of complex criminal cases to these wider fields, helping lay and professional clients to focus on the core issues that concern them whether that be helping to redress the effects of identity takeover or online fraud, contesting a judicial review application, considering the potential impact of the content of broadcast media.


Called 1996. Crown Prosecution Service Prosecutor (Grade 4). Appointed Junior Treasury Counsel to the Central Criminal Court in 2014. Queen’s Counsel 2017.


Member of the faculty of advocacy teachers at Gray’s Inn, of CPS London’s Local Scrutiny and Involvement Panel, and of the Kalisher Trust.


University of Cambridge, MA (Hons) History.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Jacob Hallam QC6KBW College HillA greatly admired silk who has the facts of the case at his fingertips. A powerful advocate. A good lawyer commanding the confidence of the court. Considerable trial management skills. Fair but resolute.