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Jacob Meagher


Barrister, Mediator & Arbitrator

Jacob is a barrister, mediator, consultant and trustee. He specialises in dispute resolution, with a background in corporate governance, commercial, chancery, regulatory, education, and banking law.

An FCIArb Arbitrator and CMC Mediator, his style of mediation is effective, enquiring, and he brings with him a warmth and wealth of experience to any dispute: "calming, yet got directly to the issue and ensured we were able to tackle it", "sharp, focused, and didn't let us stray from what we were there to discuss".

Jacob also holds public appointments as a member of the social security advisory.

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Jacob Meagher




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Jacob's Experience

Mediation Experience

Jacob has mediated a variety of claims, including:

• Partnership disputes 
• Medical negligence
• Insurance claims
• Trustee and beneficiary disputes
• Probate claims
• Mediation per the CPR and Pre-Action Protocols
• Employment disputes, including under the Equality Act
• Charitable board disputes
• Companies Act and Shareholder disputes
• Manufacturing and B2B transactions

He also provides Early-Neutral Evaluation (ENE), Expert Adjudication, and acts as an expert advisor.

Holding the Disability Confident Leader Award from the DWP, a member of the Society of Occupational Medicine, DLM Diplomate from the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine and Royal College of Physicians, Jacob is an expert on mediating cultural change and the Equality Act, understanding medico-legal claims, and consulting with companies and local government on complex HR matters, ESG, inclusion and diversity.

Professional Background

Practising at the Bar of England & Wales, the Bar of Ireland, as an EU Advocate, the Bar of New Zealand, and at the Australian Federal and Victorian Bar, Jacob accepts a variety of instructions and international appointments. As a Chartered Banker and former Special Officer advising the National Crime Agency, he has a background on both sides of the regulatory field and has mediated a variety of claims. 

Jacob's qualifications and Chartered fellowships all stem from appointments and experience advising governments, boards, beneficiaries, trusts & trustees, and private clients. He specialises in resolving high value Chancery, Probate, Trust and Estate disputes (including as a TEP and member of the Chancery Bar Association). 

Passionate about ESG and EDI, Jacob was elected FRSA for his work on discrimination. He has a niche employment, education law and disability discrimination practice which focuses on resolving education, professional body, and disciplinary disputes, obtaining adjustments for disabled students and practitioners. Jacob was recently appointed a Trustee and Board Member of the Snowdon Trust, this lived experience enables him to effectively mediate in all areas of Employment, Education, and Regulatory disputes.

Qualifications & Fellowships

Qualifications and Fellowships:
Barrister England and Wales, of the Middle Temple
Barrister-at-Law, The Bar of Ireland, of the King’s Inns
Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand
Barrister of the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, Australia
Barrister of the High Court of Australia

FRSA Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (elected for pro-bono Equality Act work)
TEP   Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
SFHEA  Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
FCIArb Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
CMC Registered Member of the Civil Mediation Council
FGP Certified Governance Practitioner and Fellow of the Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners
FRSPH Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health
FSALS  Fellow of The Society for Advanced Legal Studies
FICA Fellow of The International Compliance Association
CFE   Certified Fraud Examiner of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners US & UK
Ch MCSI   Chartered Member of The Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment
Ch MCBI Chartered Banker and Member of The Chartered Banker Institute
Ch LIB  Licentiate of the Institute of Bankers at University College Dublin
Ch ALIBF  Chartered Associate of The London Institute of Banking and Finance
CQP MCQI Chartered Quality Practitioner and Member of The Chartered Quality Institute
CMgr FCMI Chartered Manager and Fellow of The Chartered Management Institute
Member of the: Chancery Bar Association

MSc(Dist) – Governance, Risk and Compliance, University College Dublin
MEd – Master of Education, University of Cambridge, St John’s College (pending)
MBA – University College London
LLM(Dist) – Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, University of Aberdeen
DLM(Dist) – Diploma in Legal Medicine, Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians
PgAdvCertES –Transforming Conflict in Education, University of Cambridge
ProfDipBF and AdvDipBF – London Institute of Banking and Finance
DipCB – Diploma in Chartered Banking, Chartered Banker Institute
BL – Barrister-at-Law Masters, The Honourable Society of King’s Inns Ireland
PGCE HE – Post Graduate Certificate in Education, London School of Economics
AKC – Associateship Degree of King’s College London
PgCertLS – Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Studies, University of Cambridge
LLB (Hons) (First Class Honours) –  Victoria University of Wellington

  • 20 June 2023
    Commerical banking
    Outcome: Settled


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