Jack Barber

Call: 2019

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Jack Barber
George Regan, Senior Practice Manager

Jack Barber was called to the Bar in 2019 and specialises in planning, local government and public law. He is rated as one of the ‘top-rated junior barristers aged under 35’ (Planning Law Survey, 2024). He has appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court, the First-tier Tribunal and in public inquiries and hearings. His wide client base includes local authorities, housing authorities, developers and local interest groups. Since November 2023, Jack has been registered with the Attorney General’s civil junior junior scheme.

Professional background

Jack has previously acquired both public and private sector legal and policy experience.

Before pupillage, Jack worked as a researcher for Dr John Stanton’s monograph ‘Law, Localism and the Constitution’, exploring the constitutional relationship between central and local government, and as lead paralegal for government decision-making at the Infected Blood Inquiry.

Previously, Jack was selected as Hanover Communications’ inaugural Mackay Award recipient in 2016. He worked within Hanover’s government and public affairs team advising various multi-national clients on political, regulatory, legislative, and reputational issues, including on major infrastructure, environmental, and public service outsourcing matters.

During his legal studies, Jack was a legal volunteer in Islington Law Centre’s housing team, where he supported a solicitor’s advice clinics. He also represented school pupils in school exclusion hearings via the School Exclusion Project.