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Year of Call:  1994

Year of Silk:  2013

Position:  Deputy Head of Chambers

Jonathan Jones QC Clinical Negligence CV

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Jonathan Jones QC - Clinical Negligence

Jonathan acts for both claimants and defendants in Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Professional Negligence matters. He has an international practice and regularly appears in the courts of the Cayman Islands.

Jonathan has extensive experience of cases in the following areas:

  • Cerebral palsy claims
  • Accidents at work causing serious injury
  • Obstetrics and paediatrics Claims involving profound neurological damage, including quadriplegia and paraplegia
  • Unlawful birth/conception cases
  • Claims arising from negligently performed operations, including
  • vasectomies and sterilisation procedures, endoscopies, neurological surgery, hip and knee replacements etc
  • Optical negligence, including failing to diagnose glaucoma
  • Oncology, including errors in diagnosis and treatment Errors occurring during attendance at Accident & Emergency departments, including failing to diagnose fractures, failing diagnose and/or treat myocardial infarction etc
  • Errors by general practitioners, including failing to treat diabetes, failing to refer following symptoms of arterial blockage etc
  • Cauda Equina/Spinal abscesses
  • Consent and Human Rights

• MA (Hons) Economics (St Andrews)
• Diploma in Law (Commendation) (City)


• AvMA
• Personal Injuries Bar Association


A "very impressive silk" who acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence cases with particularly complicated or unique legal aspects. Sources praise his eye for detail, ability to grasp cases quickly and client care skills. 
Strengths: "He has a fantastic eye for detail and is brilliant with clients, he really puts them at ease." "He is the fount of all knowledge." "He is quite terrier-like, he fights fairly hard."
Chambers UK, 2018






‘A very analytical mind.’
Legal 500 2017

"His attention to detail is second to none. For academic detail, you go to him." "He's just got a lovely, methodical way of dealing with a case."
"His exceptional analytical skill translates into real results for clients. He is the barrister you want on your side in the most technically challenging cases." "Quick-thinking, tactically astute, careful and good with clients." "Thorough and forensic. Great on his feet with first-class technical skills."
Chambers UK 2017

‘A real specialist with a keen eye for detail.’
Legal 500 2016

"He is thorough, forensic, and great on his feet - with first-class technical skills." "He gives clear and structured advice, and is happy to deal with client queries and concerns." 
"His attention to detail is second to none. He's academically astute, extremely thorough and highly knowledgeable.” “He is excellent with clients; he makes every client feel very important. He has a great eye for detail and is always very accessible
Chambers UK 2016

‘His knowledge of the law is first class, and he is an excellent tactician.’
Legal 500 2015

Noted for working on complex RTA cases, in particular those involving serious head injuries. He handles matters for both defendants and claimants. Expertise: "He is thorough and forensic. He's great on his feet, with first-class technical skills."
- Chambers UK 2015

‘Strategically wise in progressing cases.’
- Legal 500 2014

Principally focuses on brain damage cases, although he also has a broader practice covering birth trauma and cosmetic surgery claims. He attracts praise for his client care, his prowess in the courtroom and his strong analytical skills. 
"He's incredibly thorough and develops a good relationship with his clients." 
"Exceptionally bright, he gets to grips with the medical issues quickly, and is also thorough in his preparation." 
- Chambers UK 2014

Joining No5's ranks of standout silks is Jonathan Jones QC, who was made up in 2013
- Legal 500 2013

Jonathan Jones is a senior junior who acts predominantly for claimants in high-value clinical negligence claims. He is particularly skilled on his feet in the courtroom, where he "has a determined and fearless approach to advocacy" which is well backed up by "meticulous preparation and considerable expertise." He impresses instructing solicitors, who note that "his skills in client care are also to be commended." 
- Chambers UK 2013

Jonathan Jones is ‘tactically astute and very thorough’ 
- Legal 500 2012

Jonathan Jones is one of the leading clinical negligence juniors outside London. Interviewees laud his "quite incredible technical skills," and his "unbelievably good eye for detail." He has a broad-ranging practice with particular emphasis on claims involving serious brain injury.
- Chambers and Partners 2012

Jonathan Jones is '...clear with clients and is able to give strong advice when it is needed’
- Legal500 2011

Jonathan Jones wins praise for being "good both on paper and with the client." According to solicitors, "he approaches cases in the right way by preparing fully and really analysing matters before proceeding."
- Chambers and Partners 2011

Jonathan Jones is ‘very bright, well organised, and excellent at communicating with clients and at dealing with experts’.
- Legal 500 2010

Jonathan Jones was also praised for being "good on his feet" and sources were keen to draw attention to his "excellent technical skills." 
- Chambers and Partners 2010

Jonathan Jones maintains his reputation for technical knowledge and “outstanding ability, both in conference and on his feet.”
- Chambers and Partners 2009

“The assiduous Jonathan Jones was described to researchers as “one of the most conscientious juniors around.”” 
- Chambers and Partners 2008

“Recommended by observers for his prowess in medical matters” 
- Chambers and Partners 2007

Highly recommended as a “strong drawcard”. 
- Chambers and Partners 2006

“Peers assert that he is the first person to talk to on a difficult case”
- Chambers and Partners 2005


• Mugweni v NHS London (formerly South West London SHA) (CA) [2012] EWCA Civ 20 , [2012] All ER (D) 145 (Jan)
• Lawrence v Chief Constable of Staffordshire [2000] PIQR Q349; Times, July 25 2000.
• Mugweni v NHS London (formerly South West London SHA) (QB) [2011] All ER (D) 243 (FEB)
• Hickman v Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals (HC), 31 Jan 2008, Clinical Risk 14(5) 204-205
• Andrews v Gray (QB) 27.11.09 Lawtel AC0124968
• Re T – damages of £800,000 for below knee amputation.
• Re T – damages of £2.26 million spinal abscess leading to quadriplegia.
• Re C – damages of £1 million for wrongful birth.
• Re Maddison (Deceased) – death in Iraq by friendly fire.
• Re Cosby (Deceased) – death in Iraq by friendly fire.