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Jacob Howell-Jones


Housing and Property Litigation | Public Law and Human Rights

Jacob is a solicitor in our Housing and Public Law and Human Rights teams.

He acts for tenants and leaseholders in a variety of housing related disputes. He also specialises in community care and Court of Protection matters, and is instructed by the Official Solicitor in relation to those who lack capacity to litigate.

Jacob joined Bindmans as a paralegal in September 2018, and commenced his training contract with the Public Inquiry team in March 2021. During this time, he was part of the team representing the bereaved and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire. He also assisted on cases relating to fire safety regulations, landlord and tenant disputes, community care, and cases in the Court of Protection.

During his training Jacob also spent time working in our Crime, Fraud and Regulatory team, assisting with a range of cases in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court, and on extradition cases.

Education and career
  • Jacob graduated from the University of Sheffield with an LL.B. in Law with Spanish (First Class) in 2015. This included a year spent studying Spanish law at the University of Seville.
  • He then obtained an LL.M. (Public Law) with Distinction from the London School of Economics in 2017.
  • Jacob started his training contract at Bindmans in March 2021, and qualified as a solicitor in September 2022.
  • He was awarded a distinction in the LPC in 2022.
More about Jacob

Jacob has undertaken a range of voluntary work in the area of civil liberties and access to justice, including with the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Free Representation Unit. At the end of 2019, he spent four months in New Orleans, USA, volunteering at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Centre on capital trials.