Oliver Jones


Year of Call: 2014

“Brilliant”; “A rising star”

Chambers and Partners; Legal 500

Practice Overview

Ollie practises across Chambers' core areas of commercial chancery work, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud and commercial litigation and contentious trusts and probate disputes. 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.

Other notable cases in England include acting for the claimants in bringing bribery claims against their former treasury manager and forex broker (led by Elizabeth Jones QC); and acting for the administrators of the large and complex estate of a prominent Russian businessman (led by Richard Wilson QC).

In 2019 Ollie was admitted to the BVI Bar. He is currently being led by Philip Marshall QC in one of the largest commercial disputes before the BVI Commercial Court, Renova Industries Ltd & ors v Emmerson International Corporation & ors, a dispute worth circa US$1 billion between two prominent Russian businessmen and associated parties concerning a power generation and distribution joint venture.

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

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Serle Court is delighted to announce another successful year in Legal 500 2021 rankings

     Serle Court has been acknowledged as a Top Tier Set in the following practice areas: Civil Fraud Offshore Partnership ... 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

  • “The standout thing is his drafting skill. He’s amazing at turning around documents at high speed - really clever and such a nice man.”

    Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • A rising star in this area - he is very strong on the law; his grasp of complex equitable and asset tracing issues is very impressive. He takes a collaborative approach that makes him a delight to work with. His advice is considered, mature and tactically aware.

    Legal 500, 2021

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

Media Co. Tries To Rope Execs Into £18M Forex Bribery Suit, Law 360, 12 November 2020

Media Giant Expands £18m Forex Bribery Suit, Law 360, 2 March 2020

Media Giant Wins £18m Freezing Order in Forex Case, Law 360, 25 October 2019

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

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 UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Serle Court is delighted to announce another successful year in Legal 500 2021 rankings

     Serle Court has been acknowledged as a Top Tier Set in the following practice areas: Civil Fraud Offshore Partnership ... 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