Described as a “very impressive silk” Jonathan Jones specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence. Jonathans 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
- 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.
“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 - Band 2
“Great on his feet with first-class technical skills.”
Legal 500 2019
“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 - Band 1
“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
AX v ABC 2016 (2) CILR 150
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  PIQR Q349; Times, July 25 2000
This set the interest rate to be applied on general damages.
Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel)
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Former AG Panel (Provincial Panel)
MA (Hons) Economics (St Andrews)
Diploma in Law (Commendation) (City)
Deputy Head of Chambers and Deputy Head of the Clinical Negligence Group