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39 Essex Chambers

Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright QC and Richard Harwood QC

81 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1DD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 3978
DX:
298 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.39essex.com
Kuala Lumpur, London, Manchester, Singapore

Samantha Jones

Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Email:
Web:
www.39essex.com
39 Essex Chambers (Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright QC and Richard Harwood QC)

Position

Samantha has a broad civil litigation and public law practice, with particular expertise in inquests and inquiries, court of protection, clinical negligence and personal injury, professional discipline and regulatory law.

She is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Samantha is a strong and experienced Court and tribunal advocate having appeared in tribunals, county courts, the crown court, the coroner’s court and in the High Court on her own.  She has a keen focus on client care, negotiation, and costs. She regularly drafts advices and pleadings and holds conferences with clients and experts.

Samantha undertakes pro bono work with an interest in special educational needs and disability law. Samantha is regularly instructed on a direct access basis and happy to consider instructions on this basis.

Before joining the Bar, Samantha most notably undertook a Judicial Assistantship at the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

Career

Called 2012; Gray’s Inn. Judicial assistant in the Constitutional Comi of South Africa (2010-2011); Case Presenter and Investigations Case Manager, HCPC (2012-2013)

Member

PIBA, AVMA, Gray's Inn Barristers' Committee

Education

St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh; BPP, London- BPTC; McGill University-LLM; School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London-LLB.


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence

The 'approachable' 39 Essex Chambers has a 'breadth and depth of expertise' and 'good range of counsel' who cover the full array of clinical negligence claims, from minor injuries to complex litigation involving catastrophic injury and difficult group actions. The assessment of quantum in high-value cases is a particular area of expertise for barristers. James Todd QC represented an NHS Trust in contempt of court proceedings (Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust v Atwal), arising out of an £835,000 personal injury claim brought by a disk jockey, which was found to have been exaggerated following social media and surveillance evidence - the claimant was committed to prison for three months. Fiona Paterson joined from Serjeants' Inn Chambers and Samantha Jones joined from 7BR in September 2018.

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Inquests and inquiries

Within: Leading Juniors

Samantha Jones - 39 Essex Chambers ‘ She is bright, sensible and all her work is characterised by a detailed grasp of the evidence. ’

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