Winston specialises in property, commercial and insolvency litigation. He provides advice, drafting and advocacy to clients across these specialisms. He has appeared at all levels up to the Court of Appeal and has drafted a notice of objection to permission to appeal in the Supreme Court. He regularly appears in the High Court and the County Court in petitions, applications and trials. He appeared in the Court of Appeal for the successful Appellant in Elim Court RTM Co Ltd v Avon Freeholds Ltd  H.L.R. 18;  EWCA Civ 89.
He has particular experience of commercial debt recovery, personal insolvency, mortgage disputes and landlord and tenant.
Winston is a member of the BSB Prosecution Panel and prosecutes for the BSB before the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal. He has also taken part in the Chancery Bar's pro bono CLIPS scheme to assist litigants in person in the High Court.
He has provided insolvency training to the internal lawyers at the Bar Standards Board. He has provided lectures on various topics to solicitors, corporate lay clients and the judiciary.
Winston edits the Tenant arrears and bankruptcy section of the RICS isurv website.
In certain circumstances, Winston accepts direct instructions on a public access basis.
Please choose a practice area from those listed above to obtain details of Winston’s specialisms.
"Thank you for your help in this multi track trial. The outcome was an unconditional victory, and the clients were very impressed with your performance. As they put it: 'we believe you all could not have fought harder for us and we certainly couldn't have wanted for any more. Winston was outstanding. He ran rings around the opposition.'": John Gordon, Partner, Wilson Browne Solicitors
“I recently instructed Winston in a complex property damage and boundary case. He provided invaluable advice throughout the process; in particular, on preparation of evidence and settlement offers. His most important contribution was his advocacy at trial. Winston was a highly effective advocate with a good understanding of the law and the complex factual background. He was able to use his knowledge deftly in cross-examination, including of an expert witness. We were able to achieve a great outcome for the client and an indemnity based costs award”: Toby Walker, Head of Dispute Resolution, Hedges Law
“We are very grateful to Mr Jacob for his assistance and confirm that our client was very happy with the outcome”: Mary Rouse, Senior Associate, Wright Hassall LLP
“Winston was absolutely brilliant and we would very much like to keep him on board for the entirety of this case if at all possible”: lay clients