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No5 Barristers Chambers

Chambers of Mark Anderson QC

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Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, London

Richard Jones QC

Work 0845 210 5555
No5 Barristers Chambers (Chambers of Mark Anderson QC)


Richard has a very broad experience of all types of business disputes, acting for both claimants and defendants. Examples of the business sectors within which he has acted are as follows: he has particular interest and experience in money laundering insofar as it affects legal and accountancy professionals. He has contributed to the Practitioner’s Guide to UK Money Laundering Law and Regulation; he has extensive experience of disputes affecting financial services professionals and consumers and in particular claims for breach of duty by IFAs. He is currently acting in several cases involving Keydata, and Senior Life Settlements. He was instructed in the Arch Cru litigation; he advises upon the relationships of intermediaries with the FSA, and acted for the FSA in the Semperian case (failure to obtain FSA authorisation to change of control in complex restructuring); he has particular expertise in the area of confidential information in the private equity sector (Vercoe v Rutland [2010] EWHC 424 (Ch)) and has advised extensively in respect of such disputes; he has also been engaged in disputes between HMRC and taxpayers seeking to recover VAT input tax, a developing area; he acted for Midlands Regen Limited in its successful claim for breach of duty; he acted for a Finnish multi national in substantial and complex claims for breach of confidence and other heads of claim. Other experience includes: a claim under a shareholders’ agreement in respect of club premises; a claim in respect of breach of a confidentiality agreement, economic duress and abuse of a dominant position in the paper industry; advice on the form and content of a construction joint venture agreement; non-disclosure and misrepresentation issues relating to employers’ liability policy; contractual issues in respect of operation of equestrian centre; claim for negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract arising out of TUPE transfer; product liability claim in respect of Land Rover vehicle relating to electronic systems; utilities dispute regarding supply by National Grid; claims relating to negligent valuation of reinstatement costs by lending institution’s surveyor; claims in respect of accountant’s alleged negligence arising out of settlement with HMRC; claim for commission payments arising out of sale of defence industry software to Middle Eastern conglomerate; claim arising out of sale and purchase agreement relating to racetrack; claim relating to impact of Hire Purchase Act upon vehicles acquired subject to bills of sale; Mirror Group Pensions (acting for Bank of America); Brinks Mat (acting for Engelhard, innocent purchaser of smelted gold).


Called to the Bar 1972; took Silk 1996; Recorder; lectured at 20th-22nd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime; vice chairman of editorial board for ‘Counsel Magazine’; co-author (with Professor Peter Johnstone) ‘Investigation and Enforcement’ in Butterworths’ Compliance series (2001); contributed to ‘UK Money Laundering Law and Regulation’ (2004).


London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association; fellow Society for Advanced UK Legal Studies; chairman Compliance Group, SALS Working Group on Corruption 1999-2000; chairman Financial Services Group, SALS Working Group on Terrorism 2001-02.


MA (Oxon).

Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Within: Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading silks

Richard Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly regarded for his expertise in financial services cases.

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