Oliver Jones


Year of Call: 2014

“…razor sharp, very strong technically, tactically astute and always has his eye on the wider commercial context.”

Client

Practice Overview

Ollie practises across Chambers' core areas of commercial chancery work, with a particular emphasis on Civil Fraud, Commercial Litigation, and Private Client Trusts and Probate. He appears regularly in the High Court and County Court, both led and in his own right, and has a busy paper practice.

Ollie's recent work includes acting as part of a team of five barristers from Serle Court (led by Elizabeth Jones QC) in Glenn and Kea v Watson and Ors [2018] EWHC 2016 (Ch), in which Kea succeeded in establishing its entitlement to set aside agreements relating to a joint venture between Sir Owen Glenn and Mr Eric Watson on the basis of deceit, the rules against bribes and secret commissions, and breach of fiduciary duty. Ollie continues to be instructed as Kea seeks to enforce its judgment against Mr Watson’s assets in the UK and internationally.

Ollie is also instructed in Renova Industries Ltd & ors v Emmerson International Corporation & ors in the BVI High Court (led by Philip Marshall QC), a dispute worth circa US$1 billion between two prominent Russian businessmen and associated parties concerning a joint venture in relation to various power generation and distribution assets in Russia. 

Before coming to the Bar, Ollie spent four years working as a management consultant in the financial services, energy, and public sectors.

News & Events

  • News

    Oliver Jones & Sophia Hurst admitted to the BVI Bar

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that Oliver Jones and Sophia Hurst have been admitted... Read More

    News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Serle Court hosted another very successful International Trusts and Commercial Litigation conference, this year taking place at the InterContinental New... Read More

  • Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

    Events

    Judgment of the Supreme Court in Ilott v Mitson

    Location: Serle Court Read More

Education & Qualifications

Kaplan Law School: BPTC (Outstanding; first in the year).

Kaplan Law School: Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction; third in the year).

University of Leeds: BA (Hons), International History and Politics (First Class; first in the year).

Appointments

​Admitted to Bar in the British Virgin Islands in 2019

Scholarships and Prizes

Hubert Greenland Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Brougham Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn
Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn  
Best Student Prize, Kaplan Law School 

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

    Oliver Jones & Sophia Hurst admitted to the BVI Bar

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that Oliver Jones and Sophia Hurst have been admitted... Read More

    News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Serle Court hosted another very successful International Trusts and Commercial Litigation conference, this year taking place at the InterContinental New... Read More

  • Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

    Events

    Judgment of the Supreme Court in Ilott v Mitson

    Location: Serle Court Read More