Anthony Jones has a broad practice in commercial law, international arbitration, insurance, professional liability, public international law, and human rights.
Described as ‘fantastic,’ ‘technically brilliant,’ ‘razor sharp,’ and ‘really superb’ in the directories, Anthony is ranked by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 as an outstanding junior in four practice areas: (i) insurance and reinsurance; (ii) professional negligence; (iii) international human rights law; and (iv) admin law and human rights.
Anthony frequently appears led and unled in trials in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division and has acted in dozens of reported cases in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, the Dubai International Financial Centre courts, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Court of Justice of the European Union. In addition, he has experience acting as co-counsel in proceedings before the Isle of Man Courts, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the ECOWAS Court of Justice, the Supreme Court of The Gambia, and the Turkish Constitutional Court.
In his arbitration practice, Anthony has experience in commercial arbitrations under the LCIA and ICC rules, and ad hoc arbitrations seated in London and Singapore. He has also a growing practice in ICSID investor-state arbitrations.
Anthony was recently a Research Fellow at Yale Law School and previously at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at Oxford University. He teaches commercial law at the London School of Economics, and is a co-author of The ICSID Convention, Rules and Regulations: A Practical Commentary (2019), and Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (9th edition, 2021). He is a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel, and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Professional Negligence Bar Association.
Prior to coming to the bar, Anthony worked for five years in the civil service in Australia, acting as special advisor to the former Australian Foreign Minister and Premier of New South Wales, and to the former Attorney-General of New South Wales.
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Anthony has a thriving practice across a broad range of commercial litigation, with specialisms in financial disputes (including offshore work), shareholder petitions, and various forms of injunctive relief. Since acting in a ground-breaking successful seven-week £150 million unfair prejudice petition in 2018 – Re Edwardian Group Ltd – Anthony has become particularly sought-after as a junior counsel in the field of shareholder petitions.
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Anthony regularly advises on and acts in cases before arbitral tribunals, with a particular focus on investment treaty arbitration. He has recently acted for investors in claims against different Central Asian States, raising complex jurisdictional issues regarding recourse to domestic remedies and the definition of investments, and the full range of substantive issues, including expropriation, fair and equitable treatment, and exercise of State police powers. In addition, Anthony has general experience in international commercial arbitration, as well as the enforcement and related proceedings to which they give rise.
Anthony writes and speaks regularly on international arbitration, and is a co-author of The ICSID Convention, Rules and Regulations: A Practical Commentary (2019).
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‘Excellent on pleadings and very commercial’ Chambers & Partners, 2023
‘A dynamic and solutions-driven barrister. His oral and written skills are impeccable’ Legal 500, 2023
‘Very good to deal with, great written work and expertise that helps with technical points’ Chambers & Partners, 2023
‘Dynamic, robust and very user friendly. His oral and written advocacy skills are brilliant, and he works well in a team’ Legal 500, 2022
‘He cuts through difficult problems with neat solutions and works brilliantly as part of a wider team’ ‘Impressive with clients’ Legal 500, 2021
‘Razor-sharp’ ‘A creative thinker’ Chambers & Partners, 2021
Anthony has quickly established a leading reputation as a junior in the field of professional liability. He has been involved in a number of the leading cases in recent years, including the Supreme Court’s re-examination of the SAAMCo approach to the scope of duty in BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland and the Court of Appeal proceedings in Brown v InnovatorOne. He recently acted in the Court of Appeal and Commercial Court, successfully defending a £75 million Russian investment claim named one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases (Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries v Forsters LLP). In addition, Anthony has experience sitting as an arbitrator under the Professional Negligence Bar Association Rules.
Anthony is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Professional Negligence Bar Association, and is a co-author of the leading practitioner’s text, Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (9th ed, 2021).
Anthony has extensive experience in auditors’ and accountants’ negligence cases, both as junior and as sole counsel, with a particular focus on failure to identify fraud and the duties of accountants in the insolvency context. His practice in this area is complemented by his detailed understanding of auditors’ and accountants’ disciplinary proceedings. Recent cases include:
Anthony has a detailed understanding of investment disputes, both as junior and as sole counsel, with a particular focus on offshore schemes. Recent cases include:
Anthony is frequently instructed in relation to all forms of lawyers’ liability matters, from disputes arising out of failed litigation and arbitration to high-value complex secured lending transactions. Recent cases include:
Anthony has broad experience in insurance and reinsurance work, with a focus on coverage disputes and avoidance, acting both for insures and insureds in England and offshore (particularly in the DIFC Courts, where Anthony is admitted as an advocate). He is recognized as a leading junior by the Legal 500.
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Anthony is a leading junior in human rights law, having acted before in dozens of claims before the European Court of Human Rights and other international human rights tribunals, with a particularly strong record in cases regarding media freedom, the right to property, and questions of jurisdiction under international treaties. Chambers UK ranks him Band 1 for International Human Rights Law and Legal 500 Band 2 for Administrative Law and Human Rights.
‘Technically brilliant, he can produce an astonishing amount in a short space of time’ Chambers & Partners, 2023
‘An excellent drafter who is very good at finding creative arguments in difficult cases’ Chambers & Partners, 2023
‘He goes above and beyond in every case’ Chambers & Partners, 2023
‘Anthony is fantastic. He is efficient, responsive, always available, hard working and exceptionally sharp. His written work is exceptional – always striking to the heart of the issue with clarity and ease’ Legal 500, 2023
‘Anthony is really superb. He is very approachable, very good with clients, and imaginative with the law’ Chambers & Partners, 2022
‘He is able to get a challenging international law issue and condense it down to provide concise, understandable advice. He is a great team players, he is always collegial, very knowledgeable and humble’ Chambers & Partners, 2022
‘The quality of his research, legal judgment and drafting is consistently excellent. Clients rightly jump at the chance to instruct him’ Legal 500, 2022
‘Unparalleled ability to digest a significant amount of complex information in a short period of time, and develop insightful and compelling arguments’ Legal 500, 2021
Alongside his practice, Anthony publishes and lectures widely on human rights. He was recently a Visiting Fellow at the Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School in 2019-20, and a Research Fellow at the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights at Oxford University in 2018. In 2019, Anthony was appointed a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel.
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Anthony has a strong inquests and inquiry practice, and significant experience acting as counsel on behalf of coroners both in inquest hearings and in related judicial review proceedings.
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Anthony has a growing practice in public international law, covering advisory and contentious work for individuals, NGOs, and State organs in the UK courts and a range of international tribunals. His work covers customary international law, treaty interpretation, investment treaty claims, State immunity and responsibility, and the law of international organizations.
Anthony writes and speaks regularly on public international law and investment treaty arbitration, in recent years addressing the Beijing Arbitration Commission conference and co-authoring The ICSID Convention, Rules and Regulations: A Practical Commentary (2019).
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Anthony has a growing practice in professional discipline work, acting both for regulators and professionals. His experience embraces advisory and contentious work relating particularly to solicitors, barristers, and accountants.
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