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, commercial litigation and trust and probate disputes. The Legal 500 lists him as a "rising star" in each of these areas.

In addition to being instructed as sole counsel in commercial and trust disputes in the High Court, Ollie has significant experience of working as part of large teams of barristers on substantial commercial litigation (e.g. as part of a team of six members of Serle Court, led by Liz Jones QC, in the long-running 'Spartan' fraud litigation).

In 2019 Ollie was admitted to the BVI Bar. He is currently being led by Philip Marshall QC in one of the largest disputes before the BVI Commercial Court, Renova Industries Ltd & ors v Emmerson International Corporation & ors. He is also instructed in a Public Trustee v Cooper application concerning the restructuring of two very substantial BVI trusts (led by Richard Wilson QC).

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 2022 - “the quintessential modern commercial chancery set”

    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 receives Tier 1 rankings in the Legal 500 2022 directory

    We are delighted to announce that Serle Court has received Tier 1 rankings in the following practice areas in the Legal 500... 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

  • "Extremely impressive. He is intelligent, diligent and reliable. Thorough and forensic in his approach, he has very sound judgement."

    Legal 500, 2022 Guide
  • A really excellent junior. Brilliant with clients. Completely on top of the detail. Very strong on the law and a huge asset to any team."

    Legal 500, 2022 Guide
  • “He is a total star in my opinion. He is excellent on big, complex cases, nothing is ever too much trouble for him, and he has a commercial and practical approach. He gets to grips with things so quickly, and is incredibly proactive.”

    Chambers and Partners, 2021

Education & Qualifications

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

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

University of Leeds: BA (Hons), International History and Politics (First Class; ranked 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 2022 - “the quintessential modern commercial chancery set”

    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 receives Tier 1 rankings in the Legal 500 2022 directory

    We are delighted to announce that Serle Court has received Tier 1 rankings in the following practice areas in the Legal 500... 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