Richard Jones QC
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Practising in Chancery and commercial law: conducts a wide range of general commercial litigation and practices in financial services (including regulatory and disciplinary issues, especially in banking, life assurance and other financial institutions). Particular examples include: Mirror Group Pensions (acting for Bank of America), Brinks Mat (acting for Engelhard, innocent purchaser of smelted gold); Irish Life v Young (mortgage fraud); Crane Co v Wittenborg (damages for breach of contract) on appeal at Lawtel 21/12/99; Sepoong v Formula One Lawtel 25/2/99 and Lloyd's Law Rep  1 602; Ericsson v Bristol Meci (performance bonds and guarantees). Has also conducted international arbitrations including disputes relating to insurance, oil supply contracts, and oil processing agreements. Deals with a broad range of civil litigation. Reported cases include: Butigan v Negus Fancey (Lawtel 23/05/00 - solicitors' negligence); Port Palais Ltd v Wapshott (Lawtel 27/07/01 - s.459 petition); Donnelly v NE Regional Crime Squad (Lawtel 14/09/01 - duties owed by the police in tort and in contract to a participating informant); Skjevesland v Geveran  1 All ER 1 (Court of Appeal guidance on applications to remove opposing counsel). Has experience in employment and industrial relations work. Recent cases include: R v Hampshire Fire and Rescue ex p Kearby and Others; Wilson (HMIT) v Clayton. Has acted in unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims for both claimants and for a number of institutions, and has specialised in claims for injunctive relief, particularly in the enforcement of restrictive covenants; clients have included Dewhurst, Union International, Abbey National, the Financial Times, and Lawrence Jones.
Called to the Bar 1972; took Silk 1996; Recorder; lectured at 20th-22nd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime; vice chairman of editorial board for 'Counsel Magazine'; co-author (with Professor Peter Johnstone) 'Investigation and Enforcement' in Butterworths' Compliance series (2001); contributed to 'UK Money Laundering Law and Regulation' (2004).
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association; fellow Society for Advanced UK Legal Studies; chairman Compliance Group, SALS Working Group on Corruption 1999-2000; chairman Financial Services Group, SALS Working Group on Terrorism 2001-02.