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Chambers of Alan Boyle QC

6 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 6105
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Fax 020 7405 4004
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1025 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.serlecourt.co.uk

Philip Jones QC

Tel:
Work 020 7242 6105
Email:
Serle Court (Chambers of Alan Boyle QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in Chancery and commercial litigation, companies and insolvency, financial services, property and all aspects of judicial review, EC law and professional negligence relating to the foregoing.

Career

Qualified 1985; Lincoln’s Inn; junior counsel to the Crown 1994; QC 2006; CEDR mediator 2010; bencher, Lincoln’s Inn 2013.

Member

COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Oxford University (1982 BA; 1983 BCL; 1989 MA); Dalhousie University, Canada (1984 LLM).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtAbsolutely top class both in his written/advisory work and advocacy – clients love him.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe is pragmatic and commercially astute.'

Within: Partnership - Leading silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe is pragmatic and commercially astute.'

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtA phenomenal advocate who will regularly stand head and shoulders over other commercial silks in the room.

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Insolvency

Within: Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHis advice is invariably well-considered, pragmatic and commercially astute.

Within: Insolvency

Serle Court's members are particularly active in cross-border insolvency cases; Philip Jones QC was instructed in Green Elite before the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal and advised the UK government with respect to the collapse of BHS and represented it in subsequent disqualification proceedings against Philip Green and Dominic Chappell. Meanwhile, James Mather is acting for an English fund management company in defence of a claim by an special purpose vehicle of Cerberus in Lady Moon v PetriccaTimothy Collingwood has a strong track-record in cases concerning directors' breaches of duty and asset recovery issues.

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Offshore

Within: Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtA phenomenal barrister with hard-to-find trial skills and strategic prowess.

Within: Offshore

Serle Court is prominent in the area, with its members handling matters ranging from contemplated disputes over trusts to Privy Council appeals on points on key company issues. Alan Boyle QC, Richard Wilson QC, and Zahler Bryan represented the beneficiary daughter in Gany Holdings v Khan, a Privy Council appeal from the BVI in the wake of a transfer of assets, whose ultimate destination was subject to dispute, as was the distribution of the majority of the trust assets to one beneficiary. Turning to the Cayman Islands, Philip Jones QC  represented the respondent in Shanda Games v Masa Capital Investments, the lead Privy Council case concerning the Cayman Islands' provision for the "fair value" to be determined by a court when a shareholder dissents from a merger. The set is also active in the Crown Dependencies, with Philip Marshall QC and Matthew Morrison having worked with Collas Crill in representing the independent directors in the long-running Guernsey Carlyle Capital Corporation v Conway case over the collapse of a fund in the 2008 case – Kathryn Purkis, who is a Jersey advocate, was formerly a partner at the firm Collas Crill providing chambers and clients with   front line Channel Island experience.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHis written work is first class; he is also calm and unflappable in court.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtExcellent on complex cases.

Within: Professional negligence

Serle Court has an 'array of talented barristers' for professional negligence disputes and is regularly involved in complex cases; Philip Jones QC acted for corporate service providers in the Isle of Man in Axiom Legal Financing Fund v Turnstone & Peacock, which examined the management of funds. Elsewhere, Hugh Norbury QC acted for Keoghs LLP, one of three groups of solicitor defendants, in Accident Exchange v McLean, a £127m claim regarding an alleged conspiracy arising out of the conduct of cases involving credit hire insurance claims. Ruth den Besten joined Essex Court Chambers in 2018.

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Property litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtAdvises on all aspects of freehold and leasehold law.

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Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Within: Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe is always very good in conference with clients; he provides clear, concise oral advice and it is clear that he is always on top of the papers.

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