Elizabeth Jones KC


Year of Call: 1984 Year of Silk: 2000

“Success in big-ticket complex litigation depends on having a barrister who is able to master detail, who has a good strategic nose, inspires confidence, builds a team and follows through. Liz is all of these. A powerful advocate and down to earth. She is quite simply outstanding - the best at the English Bar at the moment.”

“Outstanding - at the very top of the tree - you do not want to be against her.”

The Legal 500
Portrait of Elizabeth Jones KC

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 is Head of Chambers.

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

    Chambers Global Guide 2024

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in the following practice areas... Read More

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    Who’s Who Legal UK Report

    We are pleased to announce that our barristers have been recommended in the Who’s Who Legal UK report... Read More

  • Events

    Informa Connect 6th Annual Asset Recovery International Conference 2024

    Location: The Conrad, Dublin
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    Events

    Women at the Commercial Chancery Bar

    Location: FitzHugh Auditorium, Oxford
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  • "Liz is a simply brilliant leader. She throws herself into cases completely from the outset and her mastery of the issues and case management are unrivalled. She is stunningly bright and a ruthlessly effective and incisive cross-examiner. She also has brilliant strategic and commercial judgement and never takes bad points."

    Chambers and Partners High Net Worth
  • "Elizabeth Jones KC is superb. She is, in my experience, at the pinnacle of her powers. She immediately grasps the issues and focuses on putting forward the best case forward for the client. She covers every possible avenue and points out potential difficulties which need to be dealt with. She is available on demand, extremely quick in doing what she has to do and her written work is superb."

    Chambers and Partners High Net Worth
  • “an incredibly tough commercial litigator.” 

    Chambers Global
  • “Has an astonishing control of every room she’s in and adopts an exceptional academic approach.”

    Chambers and Partners

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 KC

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.

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

    Chambers Global Guide 2024

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in the following practice areas... Read More

    News

    Who’s Who Legal UK Report

    We are pleased to announce that our barristers have been recommended in the Who’s Who Legal UK report... Read More

  • Events

    Women at the Commercial Chancery Bar

    Location: FitzHugh Auditorium, Oxford Read More

    Events

    ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE KC Surgery: Asset Recovery

    Location: DoubleTree Tower of London Read More