Jake-Schogger

Jake Schogger

Consultant

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Jake is an entrepreneur, author, qualified lawyer and commercial/creative consultant. After completing his degree and the Legal Practice Course, he trained at City law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, before leaving the City to focus on advising start-ups and scale-ups on a range of commercial, employment and fundraising matters. He also runs a variety of small businesses and has accumulated extensive business development, marketing, product development and consulting experience whilst working with high growth enterprises across a broad range of sectors. 

 

Recent relevant experience includes:

  • Working closely with the founders of an exciting SaaS platform on complicated B2B T&Cs.
  • Drafting privacy policies and cookies policies for a range of interesting start-ups.
  • Supporting clients with commercial contract reviews, drafting and negotiations.
  • Advising scale-ups on complicated bonus provisions for senior employees.

Fine Print

Work

Before joining Ignition Law, I trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, picking up ample corporate and commercial experience. As well as running my own start-ups, I also consult for a range of tech, food and travel businesses on matters ranging from copywriting and marketing strategies, to investor pitches and business development. In a past life, I worked as a full-time musician, postman, bin man, music teacher, caterer, supermarket trolley boy and builder (although I only lasted 1 day in the latter role).

Other interests

Writing (from authoring educational books, to copywriting for travel and consumer goods companies); running small businesses (I run a small publishing company called City Career Series and a luxury cake company called Whisk & Drizzle); smelling/tasting/purchasing/collecting/reading about whisky; and playing drum kit (I perform in both a 9-piece funk band called Born 2 Boogie and a rock band called Inklings).

Key practices

Commercial, Corporate, Employment and Real Estate.

Education

Warwick University: Law & Business BA(Hons)(QD) and BPP University: Legal Practice Course (Distinction)https://ignition.law/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=team#

A social cause I care about

The Stephen Lawrence Scholarship, run out of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. The scheme was set up to address the disproportionate under-representation in large commercial law firms and other City institutions of black men from less socially mobile backgrounds.

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