Christopher Jones > Chambers of Matthew White > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Matthew White
St John's Chambers
101 VICTORIA STREET
BRISTOL
BS1 6PU
England

Work Department

Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Court of Protection, Commercial, Wills & Trusts, Real Estate, Mediator

Position

Christopher is a chancery and commercial specialist with particular emphasis on trust litigation and advice, contentious and non-contentious probate applications, real property litigation (particularly in relation to easements, restrictive covenants and contracts for the sale of land) and commercial and agricultural landlord and tenant disputes. He also regularly advises on professional negligence claims, particularly in relation to claims against solicitors, accountants and tax consultants in relation to negligent conveyancing and tax advice as well as being a trained mediator.

Christopher is consistently recommended as a leading junior in Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Christopher is identified as “most highly regarded” junior at the property Bar by Who’s Who UK Bar: Real Estate 2017, the only barrister on the Western Circuit to be recommended. He is “noted for his ‘excellent client, skills, rational thinking and practical application of legal principles’. Jones focuses his practice on litigation relating to easements, restrictive covenants and land sale contracts.”

Christopher is listed in the Who’s Who UK Bar: Real Estate 2016 and is described as “accessible and easy to work with” and commended for his commercial and agricultural landlord and tenant disputes work.”

Christopher is also listed as one of only four leading juniors as ‘most highly regarded’ in Who’s Who Legal Bar: Real Estate 2015. “He stands out for his commercial land and landlord and tenants practice but particularly for his great client handing skills. He has a great deal of empathy with clients and is prepared at all times to go the extra yard. Clients and peers agree that he puts client care and satisfaction above all else.”

Christopher is also a qualified mediator.

Career

Called 2004; joined St John’s Chambers 2006.

Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • The Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP)
  • Association of Contentious Trust And Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Property Bar Association

Education

  • University of Bristol, LLB (Hons)
  • University of the West of England, Bar Vocational Course
  • Beddingfield Scholar at Gray’s Inn

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Agriculture

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Christopher JonesSt John’s Chambers

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher JonesSt John’s ChambersAn excellent trial advocate who is unafraid to fight his corner.’

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher JonesSt John’s ChambersA junior who is very good on his feet in court, and has an excellent manner with clients.’

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Christopher JonesSt John’s ChambersChristopher has great technical knowledge and an excellent grasp of the law. He is very personable and builds very good client rapport.’