Elizabeth Jones QC


Year of Call: 1984 Year of Silk: 2000

The word excellent doesn’t do her justice; an outstanding silk in every respect” “Phenomenally clever as well as phenomenally effective, she is an extremely forceful advocate” “Very good at strategy; she knows what she’s doing, she moves the pieces and she wins

Legal 500

Practice Overview

Described recently by Chambers & Partners as "superlative and top of the tree" and as a "renowned trial advocate", Liz is widely recognized as a first class litigator, noted for her intellectual rigour, hands-on approach and team work. In addition to general commercial/contract/company disputes, she has particular expertise in civil fraud and asset tracing, banking and financial services (including regulatory work), contentious trust and probate, and has nearly 30 years experience in the music business. Most of her cases are complex, multi-party and often cross-jurisdictional disputes. Liz is noted by clients and directories for her highly persuasive advocacy and her ability to master and control very large scale and often cross jurisdictional litigation. She regularly works in the Channel Islands and is called to the Bar in the BVI.

Liz also has significant regulatory and disciplinary experience, having been Complaints Ombudsman for LIFFE between 2000 and 2008. Liz is a well known mediator, and this forms a small but significant part of her practice. She also sits as a deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division.

Liz has fought several cases in different jurisdictions where the governing law of the dispute was Saudi law, in particular in the areas of contract law, agency, tort, and commercial distribution within Saudi Arabia.

News & Events

  • News

    We have been shortlisted for the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2019

    Serle Court are delighted to be nominated for 5 awards at The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2019! We are nominated for... Read More

    News

    Serle Court’s Elizabeth Jones QC and Beverly-Ann Rogers named in the Legal 500’s Hall of Fame

    We are delighted that Serle Court's Elizabeth Jones QC and Beverly-Ann Rogers have been listed in the Legal 500 Hall... Read More

  • Events

    Hot Topics in Insolvency - Wednesday 19 September 2018

    Location: Serle Court, 6 New Square, London, WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    Chancery Bar Association’s Shanghai Conference

    Location: Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, 200002 Read More

  • “She is simply outstanding and has the best grasp of even the most complex cases”

    Legal 500
  • “She is always on top of the detail and takes charge of a case from day one”

    Legal 500

Education & Qualifications

BA (First Class), King’s College, Cambridge

Memberships

COMBAR
Chancery Bar Association
Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Lawyers

BSB Registration

Elizabeth Sian Jones QC

VAT Number

417850935

Enquiries and Investigations

Acted as “counsel to the inquiry” in relation to the investigation carried out by Gavin Lightman Q.C. (as he then was) into what had happened to money donated during the miners’ strike of 1984-5.

Conducted a substantial enquiry into market manipulation 2006-2008.

Liz is also chair of trustees of SAPERE, a charity which promotes philosophical enquiry in schools and communities (www.sapere.org.uk).

News & Events

  • News

    We have been shortlisted for the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2019

    Serle Court are delighted to be nominated for 5 awards at The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2019! We are nominated for... Read More

    News

    Serle Court’s Elizabeth Jones QC and Beverly-Ann Rogers named in the Legal 500’s Hall of Fame

    We are delighted that Serle Court's Elizabeth Jones QC and Beverly-Ann Rogers have been listed in the Legal 500 Hall... Read More

  • Events

    Hot Topics in Insolvency - Wednesday 19 September 2018

    Location: Serle Court, 6 New Square, London, WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    Chancery Bar Association’s Shanghai Conference

    Location: Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, 200002 Read More