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. 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 (the UK’s largest litigation funder). Harbour is involved in investing over £400m in litigation and arbitration worldwide.
He is recognised as a leading silk in his areas of specialist practice by Chambers UK and Legal 500 and by Who’s Who in international franchising. A selection of quotes demonstrate his reputation:
Legal skills, advocacy, strategy and teamwork:
‘Often the first name on the team sheet when it comes to multimillion-pound case’ (Legal 500 2018)
‘Indefatigable and user-friendly, with a first-class intellect.’ Legal 500 2018
‘An outstanding commercial and legal strategist, who is charming but with a backbone of steel.’ Chambers & Partners 2018
‘He is a punchy advocate, who is great at cross-examination and strategic in his approach.’ (Chambers & Partners 2018)
Most original sports analogy: ‘Pound for pound he is the Floyd Mayweather of the Bar. There is no one better in court’ (legal 500 2015)
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 and the Annual Arbitration Summit.
Specialist areas in more detail
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).
- Arbitrator and mediator member of ADR Chambers (UK) Ltd
- Commercial Bar Association
- Franco-British Lawyers Society
- Institute of Arbitrators
- London Commercial Law & Commercial Bar Association
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
- Technology & Construction Bar Association.
- Society of Construction Law
- London Court of International Arbitration