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Ben Jones

Call: 2015

"Ben is an exceptionally intelligent barrister with forensic research skills. He displays a lively and creative intelligence in discussions about cases and can think outside the box when presented with new problems. I am certain that Ben will go far - he is a real star in the making."

The Legal 500 2021

At Old Square Chambers “barristers are approachable, reasonable and practical, with those same qualities being instilled in the clerks."

Chambers & Partners 2018

Overview

Ben is recognised by The Legal 500 as a ‘Rising Star’ at the London Employment bar. He is described as an exceptionally intelligent barrister with forensic research skills’ who ‘can think outside the box” and as being intelligent, calm, and unruffled”.

Ben’s areas of expertise are:

  • Statutory employment matters (with a particular focus on discrimination and whistleblowing matters);
  • Internal processes and investigations (including conduct of complaints processes, grievances, disciplinary processes and appeals);
  • Professional disciplinary and regulatory hearings (and subsequent challenges before the courts);
  • Statutory appeals to the Upper Tribunal against decisions of the Disclosure and Barring Service; and
  • Commercial employment litigation (including restrictive covenants; minority/majority shareholder disputes; and other contractual claims brought before the civil courts).

Ben sits on the Management Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Academic Background

  • City University, Bar Professional Training Course 2014-2015 – Outstanding
  • Oxford University
    • Retained Lecturer in Law (Pembroke College) 2014-2015
    • Law Tutor (St Hugh’s College) 2013-2015
    • DPhil (Law Faculty) 2009-2013
  • Grays Inn 2014 – Lord Uthwatt scholar
  • Faculté Libre de Droit, Paris ­– Visiting Lecturer in Law 2013-2014
  • College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law 2008-2009 – Commendation
  • Cambridge University
    • MPhil in Sociology (Ethico-legal/biosciences focus) 2007-2008 – First class
    • MA in Natural Sciences (Biological/Biomedical sciences focus) 2004-2007 – 2.i class

Professional Recommendations

“Ben is an exceptionally intelligent barrister with forensic research skills. He displays a lively and creative intelligence in discussions about cases and can think outside the box when presented with new problems. I am certain that Ben will go far – he is a real star in the making.”

The Legal 500 2021

Expertise

Statutory Employment & Discrimination

Internal Processes

Professional Regulatory & Discipline

DBS Appeal

Commercial Employment (Employee Competition)


Recent and current work

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William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

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Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532