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Serle Court welcomes Elizabeth Jones QC as new Head of Chambers

Serle Court is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Jones Q.C. will tomorrow become Head of Chambers, having been elected to succeed Alan Boyle Q.C. on his retirement.

Elizabeth Jones Q.C. is widely recognised as a leading silk at the Chancery/Commercial Bar, and also sits as a deputy High Court Judge and a mediator. Her practice spans a number of Chambers’ core practice areas, in particular civil fraud, contentious trusts and commercial litigation, and extends to some of the key jurisdictions in which Serle Court barristers appear and advise, including the Caribbean and the Channel Islands. Liz also brings a great deal of management and administrative experience to the role, having been a member of the management and strategy committees within chambers, and having been Chair of Trustees of a charity, SAPERE, for the last 10 years. She has combined this busy career with being a mother of three children.

Alan Boyle Q.C. comments:

Liz will make a wonderful Head of Chambers. She has enjoyed stellar success in her career from the very beginning, as all her many clients will testify. She has played a major role in helping Chambers to develop into the successful enterprise which it now is and in ensuring excellence of client service, management and administration. She has also been a tireless supporter of equality and diversity at the Bar and will put these concerns at the forefront of her work on Chambers’ behalf.

Elizabeth Jones Q.C. comments:

We all owe a great debt of gratitude to Alan for having led us over the last 13 years of successful expansion, and also for having been a driving force towards the democratisation and professionalisation of the management of chambers for more than 30 years. I am honoured to have been elected as Head of Chambers, and am looking forward to leading a chambers which is particularly known for its teamwork, its excellence, its friendliness and its outstanding client service. In electing its first female Head of Chambers, following its appointment of the first female chair of the Management Committee, Kathryn Purkis, Chambers proves that its longstanding commitment to inclusion and diversity is real. I hope and believe that the gradually increasing visibility of women and other under-represented groups across the Chancery Bar, the Bar and the judiciary will lead to greater diversity of applicants and practitioners.