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Philip Jones KC
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.
Qualified 1985; Lincoln’s Inn; junior counsel to the Crown 1994; QC 2006; CEDR mediator 2010; bencher, Lincoln’s Inn 2013.
COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association.
Oxford University (1982 BA; 1983 BCL; 1989 MA); Dalhousie University, Canada (1984 LLM).
Lawyer Rankings(Company - Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1 (Partnership - Leading silks)Ranked: Tier 1 (Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3
Philip Jones KC – Serle Court ‘ One 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. ’(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2 (Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2
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‘.
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.