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Nigel Jones QC

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Hardwicke (Chambers of Paul Reed QC and PJ Kirby QC)


Nigel Jones QC is a highly experienced courtroom and advisory leader who specialises in complex and high value, international and domestic commercial litigation & arbitration, insurance, construction and professional negligence. He is acknowledged as a leading silk in these areas and is well-known for bringing a business-like and commercial approach to his work.

Within his specialist areas he has significant experience of banking & finance and joint venture disputes, commercial fraud, private international & conflict, insurance coverage and insolvency, large infrastructure design and construction disputes and property damage. Alongside these he has considerable experience in niche areas such as franchising and commercial agency and sports law as well as the utilities sector (principally electricity).

He is also a specialist class/group action lawyer and understands the complex area of costs and the third party funding of costs in domestic and international dispute resolution.

These skills led to his appointment in 2014 as chair of the investment committee of the Harbour Funds (the UK’s largest litigation funder). Harbour is involved in investing over £400m in litigation and arbitration worldwide.

Nigel is an experienced mediation advocate and a regular lecturer who has presented lectures for the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, the Franco-British Lawyers Society, the British German Jurists Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UAE and the Annual Arbitration Summit.


French – fluent


  • Arbitrator and mediator member of ADR Chambers (UK) Ltd
  • Registered Legal Practitioner, Dubai International Financial Centre
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Franco-British Lawyers Society
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • London Commercial Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association.
  • Society of Construction Law

London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Nigel Jones QC - HardwickeBrilliant at breaking down complex legal and factual issues and putting them in simple terms.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading silks

Nigel Jones QC - HardwickeHe is able to spot points not visible to others.

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Within: Construction – Leading silks

Nigel Jones QC - HardwickeFantastic with clients, brilliant at breaking down complex legal and factual issues and putting them in simple terms.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

Nigel Jones QC - HardwickeVery thorough with an incredible knowledge of insurance.

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

The ‘consistently very goodHardwicke is ‘a really bright and knowledgeable set’. ‘Every member is a real specialist in their field and is nice to work with’, such as Nigel Jones QC, who is involved in high-profile claims relating to the insolvency of Enterprise Insurance, and Paul Reed QC, who regularly acts for leading insurance firms.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Nigel Jones QC - HardwickeA superb advocate.

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