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

    Serle Court ranked Band 1 for Chancery: Traditional in Chambers HNW 2019

    We are extremely proud to announce that chambers’ expertise in the field of Traditional Chancery has been highlighted by... Read More

    News

    International Women’s Day 2019

    International Women’s Day celebrates the political, economic, cultural and social achievements of women. In 2019, the themes are to... Read More

  • Events

    Commercial Series II: Fiduciary Duties in Commercial Contexts

    Location: 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    The Trust & Estates Litigation Forum 2019

    Location: Hotel Camiral, Girona, Spain 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).

In the Press

Sir Owen Glenn KNZM ONZM and Kea Investments Limited v Eric Watson, Novatrust Limited and others [2018] EWHC 2016 (Ch), The Barrister, 5 October

Glenn v Watson Trust Dispute, STEP Journal, 2nd August 2018 

Property Investor Gets OK To Drop £129m Deal in Fraud Case, Law 360, 1st August 2018

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court ranked Band 1 for Chancery: Traditional in Chambers HNW 2019

    We are extremely proud to announce that chambers’ expertise in the field of Traditional Chancery has been highlighted by... Read More

    News

    International Women’s Day 2019

    International Women’s Day celebrates the political, economic, cultural and social achievements of women. In 2019, the themes are to... Read More

  • Events

    Commercial Series II: Fiduciary Duties in Commercial Contexts

    Location: 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    The Trust & Estates Litigation Forum 2019

    Location: Hotel Camiral, Girona, Spain Read More