Jacob Phillips joined the Firm in July 2022 and is an Associate in the Litigation Department. He practises civil and commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, breach of contract, property disputes, and judicial review.
Jacob attained a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies in Cave Hill, Barbados in 2019, and a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School in 2021. At the law school, Jacob was also awarded the Michael Nunes Memorial Prize and the K.C. Burke Memorial Prize for being the most outstanding student in Law of Association.
Before law, Jacob obtained a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, where he graduated in 2016 with majors in International Studies and Spanish and Portuguese. Following graduation, he received a Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) fellowship and worked with an education-focused non-profit organization in the Dominican Republic from August 2016 – August 2017
An aficionado of foreign languages, Jacob is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. Outside of work, he enjoys exploring new countries and cultures, particularly within the Caribbean and Latin America.