Philip Jones KC > Serle Court > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Serle Court
6 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QS
England

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.

Memberships

COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association.

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Company and partnership

(Company - Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Philip Jones KCSerle CourtHe combines detailed legal knowledge with practical application and invariably presents his advice in a client-friendly manner.

(Partnership - Leading silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Philip Jones KCSerle CourtHe combines detailed legal knowledge with practical application and invariably presents his advice in a client-friendly manner.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Jones KCSerle CourtOne of the most elegant and persuasive advocates around. Extremely well respected by the tribunal, in part because integrity is ever at the forefront of his approach.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Philip Jones KCSerle CourtEver professional yet personable and commanding of respect. He is a wonderful lawyer, and so very skilled in his practice.

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Philip Jones KCSerle CourtBrilliant to work with: clever, authoritative, great client-handling skills and very personable.

Serle Court houses a robust group of barristers for insolvency and restructuring work, particularly in offshore jurisdictions. Philip Jones KC continues to be involved in the Ocean Sino case Chu v Lau, appearing in a Privy Council appeal in July 2020 and continuing to act in a further dispute regarding the conduct of liquidation. Daniel Lightman KC represents one of four former directors of BHS that are respondents to £200m High Court claims brought by liquidators. Ruth Jordan, James Mather and Thomas Elias are among the names to note in a bench of ‘continuously high-quality juniors‘.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Philip Jones KCSerle CourtOne of the most impressive QCs working in this area. His measured and reasoned response to client’s queries is invaluable in determining a strategy going forwards.

Serle Court is ‘simply very, very good with a diverse range of excellent practitioners.’  Trust law and offshore contentious trust law has been described as ‘its forte.’ In Peckson Ltd; Ng v Chen Philip Jones KC acted for Ng Man Sun in a high-value  case which centred on the issue of whether a resulting trust arose out of a gratuitous transfer of shares from the owner of the shares to his de facto wife – the case eventually settled in the run-up to planned second hearing by the Privy Council. John Machell KC  recently appeared before the Bermuda Court of Appeal in an important three day appeal concerning the Court’s supervisory jurisdiction over trusts and the application of the rules of natural justice – the matter is ongoing.

London Bar > Offshore

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Philip Jones KCSerle CourtOne of the most elegant and persuasive advocates.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Jones KCSerle CourtA silk you want on your side.

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

(Tax: corporate - Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Jones KCSerle Court