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39 Essex Chambers

Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster 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 Neil Block QC and Alison Foster 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

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜very progressive’ 39 Essex Chambers is β€˜a go-to for insurance, commercial litigation and construction disputes’ and is β€˜streets ahead in the personal injury arena’. The β€˜spot on’ set offers β€˜a great mix of experience’ and β€˜a diverse group of barristers’ who are β€˜always willing to get involved as part of the wider legal team’. Chambers has grown over the last year with the likes of Samantha Jones, Katherine Barnes Fiona Paterson joining from 7BR, Francis Taylor Building and Serjeants' Inn Chambers, respectively. Chambers’ move into a β€˜superb new building with fantastic facilities’ and its β€˜very personable and professional’ service from reception staff is also worth highlighting. The loss of the β€˜brilliant commercial law clerk’ David Barnes to Atkin Chambers set tongues wagging last year, but 39 Essex has filled the hole with β€˜excellent’ new chief executive and director of clerking Lindsay Scott, who joined from Matrix Chambers. Senior clerks Alastair Davidson and Michael Kaplan run a β€˜knowledgeable and friendly’ clerking team that is β€˜at the top of its game’ and which provides β€˜value-added services’. At senior practice manager level, Ben Sundborg is β€˜particularly strong on client care’ and β€˜well respected by clerks and clients alike’; Andrew Poyser is β€˜committed to client service’; Peter Campbell β€˜makes you feel like your work is important and is given priority’; and Sheraton Doyle is β€˜extremely helpful’. Practice manager Nik Merison (β€˜invests a lot of time developing relationships for the longer term that are built on trust’) is also worthy of note. Offices in: London, Manchester, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜very progressive’ 39 Essex Chambers is β€˜a go-to for insurance, commercial litigation and construction disputes’ and is β€˜streets ahead in the personal injury arena’. The β€˜spot on’ set offers β€˜a great mix of experience’ and β€˜a diverse group of barristers’ who are β€˜always willing to get involved as part of the wider legal team’. Chambers has grown over the last year with the likes of Samantha Jones, Katherine Barnes Fiona Paterson joining from 7BR, Francis Taylor Building and Serjeants' Inn Chambers, respectively. Chambers’ move into a β€˜superb new building with fantastic facilities’ and its β€˜very personable and professional’ service from reception staff is also worth highlighting. The loss of the β€˜brilliant commercial law clerk’ David Barnes to Atkin Chambers set tongues wagging last year, but 39 Essex has filled the hole with β€˜excellent’ new chief executive and director of clerking Lindsay Scott, who joined from Matrix Chambers. Senior clerks Alastair Davidson and Michael Kaplan run a β€˜knowledgeable and friendly’ clerking team that is β€˜at the top of its game’ and which provides β€˜value-added services’. At senior practice manager level, Ben Sundborg is β€˜particularly strong on client care’ and β€˜well respected by clerks and clients alike’; Andrew Poyser is β€˜committed to client service’; Peter Campbell β€˜makes you feel like your work is important and is given priority’; and Sheraton Doyle is β€˜extremely helpful’. Practice manager Nik Merison (β€˜invests a lot of time developing relationships for the longer term that are built on trust’) is also worthy of note. Offices in: London, Manchester, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

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