Jonathan Jones KC

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Described as a “very impressive silk” Jonathan Jones specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence. Jonathan’s caseload consists of complex cases or cases of very high value. Most of his cases involve consideration of periodical payments, provisional damages, statutory funding and capacity.
“A real specialist with a keen eye for detail” Jonathan is regularly rated by the legal publications since he took silk in 2013 and as a junior. He is praised for his ability to grasp the detail of any case quickly and advise decisively.
Jonathan encourages a team approach to any case and has been described as “the most approachable QC in the country” (Chambers and Partners 2018/2019).
Jonathan has extensive experience of cases in the following areas:
- Catastrophic injuries
- Brain damage
- Chronic pain
- Amputations
- Fatal Accidents
- Psychiatric Injury including Functional Disorders
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents at work
- Industrial disease
- Death or serious injury in custody
- Human Rights
Jonathan regularly appears in the Grand Court and the Court of Appeal in the Cayman Islands. He recently acted for the Plaintiff in the case of AX v ABC 2016 (2) CILR 150 resulting in the largest award of damages for personal injury in the Cayman Islands.
Jonathan regularly delivers lectures on current legal topics.
"Jonathan is an exceptional personal injury silk. He has standout capabilities and qualities, that put him up with the top silks practicing in this field of law. He is a fantastic tactician in catastrophic loss claims and an expert at marshalling and organising expert liability and quantum evidence."
Legal 500 2023 (Personal Injury)
“Very forensic, great on his feet, and his technical skills are very good.” “He is very personable and has excellent strategy in JSMs.”
Chambers UK 2022 (Personal Injury)
“Thorough, calm and authoritative but maintaining good relations with opponents that assists resolving disputes. Approachable and a first-rate mind.”
Legal 500 2022 (Personal Injury)
“He has an incredibly good manner with clients and is very clever.”
Chambers UK 2021 (Personal Injury)
“Thorough, forensic, and great on his feet with first class technical skills.”
Legal 500 2021
“He’s extremely thorough, highly knowledgeable and can pick up complex principles of the law very quickly.” “He’s brilliant with clients and he’s very good at number crunching.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Excellent in his written and oral advocacy.”
Legal 500 2020
Notable Cases
AX v ABC 2016 (2) CILR 150
Severe brain injury trial, where quantum contested.
Severe brain injury trial, where quantum contested.
Chin v Yates 2014(2) CILR 196
Court of Appeal in the Cayman Islands – determined whether the Ogden discount for mortality other than death should be titrated to the circumstances of the case.
Lawrence v Chief Constable of Staffordshire [2000] PIQR Q349; Times, July 25 2000 –
This set the interest rate to be applied on general damages.
Deputy Head of Chambers
Deputy Head of the Clinical Negligence Group
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Former AG Panel (Provincial Panel)
Bedford School
MA (Hons) Economics (St Andrews)
Diploma in Law (Commendation) (City)

Latest News & Publications

Jonathan Jones QC and Mamta Gupta, successfully settled an oncological case in April 2020 in which the Defendant NHS Trust agreed to pay a Periodical Payment Order in a Fatal Accident Act claim to a disabled dependent for the first time....

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021
Two counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers have secured a settlement for a teenage boy who sustained severe brain damage as an infant...

Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019
Jonathan Jones QC recently acted for a severely brain injured child who received in excess of 26.5 million pounds in settlement of his claim....

Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019