Timothy Jones > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR


Tim Jones has extensive experience in planning advocacy, appearing at all levels from inquiries (development-control, development-plan and transport) to the House of Lords and the European Court of Human Rights for both developers and LPAs. He also works as part of teams dealing with major s106 and highway agreements. Cases include Barnsley v SSCLG, Buckley v UK, Butler v Bath and NE Somerset, Chapman v UK, Leah Investments v Neath Port Talbot, LDRA v SSCLG, R v Sandwell exp Wilkinson, R(Bleaklow) v Peak District, R(CPRE) v Swindon, R(Jones) v North Warwickshire, R(Maxwell) v Wiltshire, R(Midcounties Coop) v Swindon, R(Moore) v SSCLG, Sainsbury v Greenwich, Wychavon v SSE, Wyre Forest v SSE. His writings and talks include EU environment law, the relationship of human rights to planning, highway agreements, housing, law reform and Gypsies. He has taught European law in several  countries for the Council of Europe, US State Department and national Justice Ministries. He’s a member of the Bars of Ireland and Northern Ireland, an arbitrator (FCIArb) and an accredited mediator. He is a village-green inspector and neighbourhood-plan examiner.


Called 1975, Inner Temple; FCIArb (UK and international); accredited mediator. Publications: chapter on town and country planning ‘Gypsy and Traveller Law’ (Legal Action Group 2020); ‘The Race Directive: Redefining Protection for Discrimination in EU Law’ in ‘European Human Rights Law Review’ (2003) p515; ‘The Legal Consequences of Not Transposing EU Directives’ in ‘Justice Review’ (Slovakia, January 2004); ‘Property Rights, Planning Law and the European Convention’ in ‘European Human Rights Law Review’ (1996) p233.


Bar of England and Wales; Bar of Ireland; Bar of Northern Ireland; Planning and Environment Bar Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Christ’s Hospital; Jesus College, Cambridge; London School of Economics; College of Law; LLB; FCIArb.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Planning and environment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Timothy JonesNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Timothy is helpful, accessible and seeks to resolve issues in a conciliatory manner.’