Christopher Jones

Year of Call: 2004

Inn: Grays Inn

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Christopher is a first-class advocate.”

Legal 500,  2020
Property

Christopher is a chancery and commercial specialist with particular emphasis on trust litigation and advice, contentious and non-contentious probate applications, real property litigation (particularly in relation to easements, restrictive covenants and contracts for the sale of land) and commercial and agricultural landlord and tenant disputes. He also regularly advises on professional negligence claims, particularly in relation to claims against solicitors, accountants and tax consultants in relation to negligent conveyancing and tax advice as well as being a trained mediator.

Christopher is consistently recommended as a leading junior in Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Christopher is identified as “most highly regarded” junior at the property Bar by Who’s Who UK Bar: Real Estate 2017, the only barrister on the Western Circuit to be recommended. He is “noted for his ‘excellent client, skills, rational thinking and practical application of legal principles’. Jones focuses his practice on litigation relating to easements, restrictive covenants and land sale contracts.”

Christopher is listed in the Who’s Who UK Bar: Real Estate 2016 and is described as “accessible and easy to work with” and commended for his commercial and agricultural landlord and tenant disputes work.”

Christopher is also listed as one of only four leading juniors as ‘most highly regarded’ in Who’s Who Legal Bar: Real Estate 2015. “He stands out for his commercial land and landlord and tenants practice but particularly for his great client handing skills. He has a great deal of empathy with clients and is prepared at all times to go the extra yard. Clients and peers agree that he puts client care and satisfaction above all else.”

Christopher is also a qualified mediator.

Professional memberships:

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • The Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP)
  • Association of Contentious Trust And Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Property Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • University of Bristol, LLB (Hons)
  • University of the West of England, Bar Vocational Course
  • Beddingfield Scholar at Gray’s Inn

Additional information:

Christopher has delivered the following seminars:

  • Agricultural Law
  • Break clauses in commercial leases
  • Removing trustees and PRs
  • Statutory will applications in light of Re JC; D v JC [2012] WTLR 1211
  • Donatio mortis causa
  • Good faith in property contracts
  • Overage: a practical guide
  • Statutory Wills
  • Removing personal representatives
  • Kernott v Jones
  • Lack of knowledge and approval post RSPCA v Gill
  • Testamentary capacity
  • Property co-ownership: life, death and insolvency
  • Contentious issues arising in the administration of estates: beddoe applications
  • Land adjudication proceedings
  • Contentious issues arising in the administration of estates
  • Enforcing guarantees in commercial leases
  • Insolvency and commercial tenants
  • Contentious trusts and probate
  • Claims under the inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975