Anthony Jones has a broad practice in commercial law, professional liability, international arbitration, public international law, and human rights. Anthony has extensive experience before domestic and international tribunals, with current and recent cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, the European Court of Human Rights, the EU Courts, and ICSID arbitral tribunals, as well as in a range of offshore jurisdictions (Antigua, Barbados, the Isle of Man, and St Vincent and the Grenadines).
In recent years, Anthony has acted in a number of important cases, led and unled, including:
- Financial Conduct Authority v MS Amlin and others (2020) – currently acting for Royal & Sun Alliance in the Commercial Court in the high-profile litigation regarding business interruption insurance responses to the Covid-19 pandemic
- Re Edwardian Group Ltd  EWHC 1715 (Ch) – acted for the successful minority shareholder in a £140 million seven-week unfair prejudice petition regarding one of the UK’s largest hotel groups
- Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries Ltd v Forsters LLP  EWCA Civ 89 and  EWHC 522 (Comm) – acted for the successful defendant to a £75 million claim arising out of investments in Russia (one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases)
- BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland  2 WLR 1029 (UKSC) – part of the successful appellant’s team in this ground-breaking Supreme Court case concerning the SAAMCo approach to the scope of professional duties
- R (Campaign Against Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade  1 WLR 5765 (CA) and  EWHC 1754 (Admin) – acted at first instance and on appeal for leading NGOs in the challenge to UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen (one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases)
- Wikimedia v Turkey (European Court of Human Rights, 2019-20) – acting for Wikimedia in the challenge to the Turkish government’s decision to block access to Wikipedia
- Hanan v Germany (European Court of Human Rights, 2019-20) – acting before the Grand Chamber in this significant case on the extraterritorial application of the European Convention to airstrikes in Afghanistan
- C-458/19 P ClientEarth v European Commission (CJEU, 2018-20) – acting as sole counsel in the EU General Court and on appeal to the CJEU in a challenge to the European Commission chemical regulation scheme on the grounds of non-compliance of EU law with the UN Aarhus Convention
Anthony is recognised by Legal 500 as a leading junior in Civil Liberties and Human Rights for ‘the quality of his research, legal judgement and drafting is consistently excellent. Clients rightly jump at the chance to instruct him’ (2021); his ‘unparalleled ability to digest a significant amount of complex information in a short period of time, and develop insightful and compelling arguments’ (2020) and for being ‘impressive with clients and skilled at finding a compromise.’ In 2019 he was appointed a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel. Anthony is also recognised by the Legal 500 as a leading junior in Professional Negligence ‘He cuts through difficult problems with neat legal solutions and works brilliantly as part of a wider team’ (2021).
Qualifications & Memberships
Anthony holds a BA in Law with First Class Honours and various prizes from University College, Oxford. He also holds an MA and BA in Classical Chinese with First Class Honours and the University Medal (first in year) from the University of Sydney, and a Diploma in Chinese from Beijing Yuyan Daxue (University of Languages and Cultures). Anthony was ranked Outstanding on the BPTC, for which he held the top scholarship from Middle Temple.
Prior to coming to the bar, Anthony worked for five years in politics in Australia, acting as special advisor to the Foreign Minister, Premier of New South Wales, and Attorney General of New South Wales.
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