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Nigel Jones QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments
Ranked in : Construction , Insurance , Professional Negligence , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Construction - London (Bar)

Band 4

Nigel Jones QC
Skilfully handles complex construction claims on behalf of developers, contractors and public authorities, among others. His practice is international in scope, with a focus on Malaysia and the Middle East, and is complemented by his significant experience in insurance-related disputes.
Strengths: "As an advocate he was exceptional - he had  command of the detail, was impressive on his feet and was able to talk through the complex strategic issues in the case."
Recent work: Continued to act for developer HeronsLea to defend a claim for remediation costs arising from alleged defects in a block of flats.
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Insurance - London (Bar)

Band 4

Nigel Jones QC
Takes on significant insurance claims arising from a broad array of underlying incidents, including construction, company and insolvency-related disputes. Jones is frequently instructed by insurers but is also experienced in acting for policyholders in insurance disputes.
Strengths: "He provides exceptional client service. He's very commercial, very bright and not afraid to roll his sleeves up."
Recent work: Advised the liquidator of Enterprise Insurance on a variety of claims and regulatory issues involving several jurisdictions.
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Professional Negligence - London (Bar)

Band 4

Nigel Jones QC
Draws on his extensive experience in commercial litigation and insurance law to bolster his robust professional negligence practice. He is regularly instructed in cases that concern accountants, solicitors and surveyors, among others. He is also co-head of chambers at Hardwicke.
Strengths: "A charming advocate with a great brain; clients really like him."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 4

Nigel Jones QC
Strengths: "His advice is clear and well reasoned, and he has the ability to get his message across." "He is an impressive advocate, with excellent attention to detail, who is able to explain complex legal principles to lay clients."
Recent work: Acted for the liquidator of Enterprise Insurance in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar in a claim against the company's former directors for breach of duty. The case also involved acting in the London Commercial Court in a claim against Greek brokers for unpaid commissions.
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Nigel Jones QC is a highly experienced courtroom and advisory leader who specialises in complex and high value, international and domestic commercial litigation & arbitration, insurance, construction and professional negligence. He is acknowledged as a leading silk in these areas and is well-known for bringing a business-like and commercial approach to his work.

Within his specialist areas, he has significant experience of banking & finance and joint venture disputes, commercial fraud, private international & conflict, insurance coverage and insolvency, large infrastructure design and construction disputes and property damage. Alongside these he has considerable experience in niche areas such as franchising and commercial agency and sports law as well as the utilities sector (principally electricity).

He is also a specialist class/group action lawyer and understands the complex area of costs and the third party funding of costs in domestic and international dispute resolution. These skills led to his appointment in 2014 as chair of the investment committee of the Harbour Funds.

Nigel is an experienced mediation advocate and a regular lecturer who has presented lectures for the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, the Franco-British Lawyers Society, the British German Jurists Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UAE.

Professional Memberships

•Arbitrator & mediator member, ADR Chambers (UK) Ltd

•Registered Legal Practitioner, DIFC

•BILA

•Commercial Bar Association

•Franco-British Lawyers Society

•London Commercial Law & Commercial Bar Association

•Professional Negligence Bar Association

•Technology & Construction Bar Association.

•Society of Construction Law

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