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Jacob Meagher

Jacob Meagher.

Research Associate

Personal background

Jacob Meagher is a Barrister, practicing at the Bar of England & Wales, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and is a Partner at the law firm Aria Grace. He graduated LLB(Hons)(First) from Victoria University of Wellington and holds an LLM(Dist) from the University of Aberdeen, BL from King’s Inns Ireland, MBA from UCL, PgAdCertES and PgCertLS from Cambridge, and multiple postgraduate diplomas in Banking, Finance, Governance and Risk from the Chartered Banker Institute, the London Institute of Banking and Finance and University College Dublin. A TEP member of STEP and Registered Trustee, Chartered Banker, an FGP Fellow in Corporate Governance, FCIArb Arbitrator and panel member, CMI Mediator, and a member of the Chancery Bar Association. Jacob is Chartered in: Management, Securities and Investment, Finance, Quality and Risk. Specialising in commercial disputes, risk, and contentious chancery matters, he has advised the Irish Attorney General, acted for Sub-Postmasters in the Post Office Scandal, practiced in the Channel Islands and is a former Special Officer with the National Crime Agency.

Jacob has lectured at a number of London Universities including KCL, UCL, the LSE and was a former Legal and Policy advisor at the New Zealand Law Commission and Judges Clerk. He is a Senior Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of Law in Jersey and supervised Equity at Magdalene College Cambridge.

Jacob is well placed to provide nuanced and confidential commercial advice, holding rights of audience in multiple jurisdictions and across the EU. He is the only practicing member of the NZ or Australian Bar also admitted to practice at the Irish Bar, as such he has advised Irish clients on high value matters and choice of law clauses. As an FCIArb Arbitrator and CMI Mediator he specialises in ADR and resolving complex disputes.

His academic work on Equity and Trusts has been cited in leading texts such as Bogg, Collins eds, Criminality at Work (2020, OUP) and Gary Watt, Trusts & Equity (9th ed., 2020, OUP). He is a contributing editor to the Oxford Dictionary of Law responsible for the Equity and Trusts, Land, Personal and Real Property, and Cryptocurrency/asset sections, and has published in Trusts & Trusts, the Journal of Comparative Law, the STEP Journal, and Quality World.

Passionate about ESG, disability, equality, diversity, and inclusion, he often advises pro-bono on discrimination claims. Elected FRSA for his work, he was the former head of diversity and inclusion for a large business school. Jacob holds the Disability Confident Leader Award from the Department of Work and Pensions and the DLM Diplomate from the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine and Royal College of Physicians.

Jacob is also a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law.