Jeremy Cave’s practice covers Financial Remedies (and financial provision for children), Trusts of Land (in the family context), Crime (with a particular specialty in Animal Welfare and Trading Standards) and Police Law.
He is known for his practical and sensitive approach, meticulous preparation, clear presentation, the ability to present complex issues in straightforward terms, as a good negotiator and the capacity to be tenacious when the situation demands.
Alongside practice, he has sat for many years on boards of directors of various companies internationally. He was heavily involved in negotiations leading to the sale of a business to private equity and is currently chairman of a container rental group in the offshore oilfield services industry.
He brings his broad experience in law and business to his current practice.
He delivers lectures occasionally, including the following:
- ‘The Implications of the Court of Appeal decision of Imerman in Ancillary Relief cases’
- ‘Injunctive Relief in Ancillary Relief Cases’
- ‘Financial Remedies: A Random Walk through the Recent Case Law (2017)’
Jeremy has practised in matrimonial finance proceedings for the majority of his career. He accepts instructions in all levels of case, from the modest to the large value and involving business interests, significant pension issues, third parties, injunction and disposition of assets, farms and trusts. Drawing on his experience in business, he is particularly suitable for cases with corporate elements.
He has also been involved in numerous cases concerned with financial provision for children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 both separately and together with TOLATA claims.
He is collaboratively trained.
He is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and Resolution
Throughout his time at the Bar Jeremy has maintained a criminal practice started in pupillage at an exclusively criminal set, mainly as a prosecutor although with some defence. He prosecuted for many years for the CPS, for HM Customs and Excise, predominantly in serious drug importation cases and duty evasion and for local authorities, principally in benefit fraud. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal in firearms, arson and drugs matters.
He has a developed recognised specialism in prosecuting animal welfare and related regulatory offences and wildlife crime. He has been instructed for many years in private prosecutions mainly, but not exclusively, by the RSPCA, and by local authorities. He has also experience in prosecutions for breach of environmental regulations.
Particularly through Direct Access. , he accepts instruction in all manner of driving offences.
He is a member of the Criminal Bar Association
Jeremy has very extensive experience in animal welfare and wildlife prosecutions.
He was junior in the widely reported prosecution brought by the RSPCA of the Heythrop Hunt, the first successful prosecution of a mounted fox hunt where convictions were obtained against the hunt itself, a corporation and several members of the hunt. He has since been instructed in a number of prosecutions under the Hunting Act 2004 and related prosecutions on behalf of the RSPCA and other charities.
More recently, in wildlife crime, he conducted the multi handed prosecution against several defendants (see press report here) and related appeals.
- R (on the application of RSPCA) v Guildford Crown Court  EWHC 3392 (Admin).
Jeremy accepts instructions in regulatory cases and has been involved in several prosecutions, for both prosecution and defence particularly involving environmental law.
He accepts instructions in all manner of police matters in the civil, family and criminal jurisdictions.
Jeremy Cave & Francesca Wiley QC talk at East Sussex Resolution AGM - Nov 2017
Brighton Triathlon & London to Brighton Bike Ride - Sep 2017
Sussex Dairy Farmer sentenced in case prosecuted by Jeremy Cave - Mar 2017
Jeremy Cave acts as junior counsel for the RSPCA in Heythrop Hunt case - Dec 2012