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Anthony Jones has a broad practice in commercial law, international arbitration, insurance, professional liability, public international law, and human rights.

Anthony has extensive experience before domestic and international tribunals, with current and recent instructions before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, the European Court of Human Rights, the EU Courts, and ICSID arbitral tribunals, as well as in a range of offshore jurisdictions (Antigua, Barbados, the Isle of Man, and St Vincent and the Grenadines).

Anthony has recently acted in a number of important cases, led and unled, including the FCA litigation regarding business interruption insurance reponses to the Covid-19 pandemic, Re Edwardian Group Ltd [2018] EWHC 1715 (Ch) (a successful £140 million unfair prejudice petition), Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries Ltd v Forsters LLP [2018] EWCA Civ 89 and [2016] EWHC 522 (Comm) (successful defence to a £75 million claim arising out of investments in Russia), R (Campaign Against Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade [2019] EWCA Civ 1020 and [2017] EWHC 1754 (Admin) (challenge to UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia), Wikimedia v Turkey (European Convention challenge to Turkey’s ban on Wikipedia), Hanan v Germany (case on extraterritorial application of the European Convention to drone strikes in Afghanistan), and C-458/19 P ClientEarth v European Commission (challenge to compliance of EU chemicals regulation regime with public international law).​


Called 2011; Middle Temple. Cabinet Office, Sydney 2005-06; speech-writer to the Australian Foreign Minister 2008-09; policy advisor to the New South Wales Attorney-General 2010; barrister since 2011.


Combar; LCLCBA; PNBA; Bar European Group; UK State Aid Law Association.


University of Sydney (2004 BA First Class (Hons) Chinese; 2005 MA (Distinction) Classical Chinese); Yuyuan Wenhua Daxue (University of Languages and Cultures), Beijing (2005 Diploma in Chinese); University College, Oxford (2008 BA First Class (Hons) Law; Alan Urbach Prize for Jurisprudence; Peter Rowley Prize for Land Law).


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Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

A a leading player in insurance and reinsurance work 4 New Square is a ‘go-to chambers for its excellence of barristers and depth of skilled counsel‘. In a case brought under the Financial Markets Test Case Scheme by the FCA to establish the response of non-damage business interruption insurance extensions to the COVID-19 pandemic, David Turner KC led 2021-appointed silk Clare Dixon KC, and senior juniors Shail Patel and Anthony Jones, in the set’s representation of Royal & Sun Alliance. Elsewhere in chambers, Alison Padfield KC‘s advice is sought in relation to the insurance or reinsurance aspects of high-profile incidents, recent examples including the Grenfell Tower disaster, as well as the insurance issues surrounding COVID-19. Additional growth at the top end saw Helen Evans KC take silk in the 2022 round.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Anthony Jones4 New SquareAnthony is is fantastic. He is efficient, responsive, always available, hard working and exceptionally sharp. His written work is exceptional – always striking to the heart of issue with clarity and ease. He is diligent and meticulous, and utterly reliable.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Anthony Jones4 New SquareHe is dynamic, robust and very user friendly. His oral and written advocacy skills are brilliant, and he works well in a team.’