Jacques has over 15 years experience at the independent criminal bar and in a top tier firm specialising in providing advocacy services within the healthcare sector.
He has significant inquest experience, advising and representing a wide range of clients including NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, care homes and private organisations providing healthcare in a variety of settings, including within the prison estate. His experience includes conducting complex inquests, often involving a large number of interested persons and those heard by a jury and where Article 2 is engaged.
Jacques also has extensive experience of representing individuals and organisations in the criminal courts. He has appeared in many jury trials involving allegations of serious violence, large scale drug importation, serious sexual offences, and historic child abuse. He has a special interest in large scale frauds, having been junior counsel for the prosecution in a 3 month trial concerning a $2.5 trillion US Treasury bond fraud, and instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in relation to a number of complex matters, including the prosecution of a number of traders accused of manipulating the LIBOR benchmark interest rate.