Jonathan Jones QC

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Jonathan moved to Birmingham in 1996. He divides his time between personal injury and clinical negligence matters, acting for both claimants and defendants.
The main areas of his practice are:
- General personal injury, including claims under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934
- Limitation
- Vibration White Finger
- Asthma
- Deafness
- Asbestos claims
“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
“Highly esteemed silk with particular expertise in quantum and brain injuries, including overseas cases. He also has vast experience in employers’ liability and RTA claims. He is frequently instructed in cases involving novel points of law and difficult medical issues. He is meticulous, very thorough and really prepares well for conferences. His drafting skills are excellent, and his note-taking is very concise. He’s very easy to work with and very strong in court.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Great on his feet with first-class technical skills.”
Legal 500 2019
“Very approachable and always willing to discuss cases. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the law and can navigate complex legal issues with clarity. He is extremely thorough and never misses a thing. Great on his feet, with first-class technical skills.”
Chambers 2018
“A very analytical mind.”
Legal 500 2017
Notable Cases
Lawrence v Chief Constable of Staffordshire [2000] PIQR Q349; Times, July 25 2000.
Re T – damages of GBP 800,000 for below knee amputation.
Re T – damages of GBP 2.26 million spinal abscess leading to quadriplegia.
Re C – damages of GBP 1 million for wrongful birth.
Re Maddison (Deceased) – death in Iraq by friendly fire.
Re Cosby (Deceased) – death in Iraq by friendly fire.
Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel)
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Bedford School
St Andrews University – Economics: 2:1
City University - Diploma in Law: Commendation
Inns of Court School of Law
Gray’s Inn Scholarship - Uthwatt Award

Latest News & Publications

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
Medical and legal experts will be sharing their experience with clinical negligence lawyers on issues surrounding diabetes at an event to be held in Birmingham in November. ...

Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2018