Christopher is a strong junior who handles property-related matters within his broader chancery practice. He is brilliant.”

Chambers UK 2024, Real Estate Litigation

Christopher acts for businesses and individuals in claims concerning all aspects of professional negligence related to his areas of expertise. He has a particular interest in bringing and defending claims against solicitors (litigation, conveyancing, wills and tax planning), accountants and surveyors.

Recent examples of Christopher’s work include:

  • Defending a firm of solicitors for alleged negligence in connection with the purchase of a listed building.
  • Defending a firm of solicitors in connection with matters arising out of their drafting of a lifetime settlement, and brining proceedings to rectify the same.
  • Defending a firm of solicitors in connection with their drafting of a will.
  • Suing a firm of accountants and a firm of solicitors for tax advice given in connection with the sale of a business.
  • Suing a solicitors practice for preparing a will where the testator lacked testamentary capacity and had been diagnosed with dementia.
  • Suing a solicitors practice for drafting a defective will.
  • Suing a surveyor for a defective building survey.
  • Suing a surveyor for failing to identify the presence of Japanese Knotweed during a building survey.
  • Advising on a claim against a barrister in connection with pleadings drafted in a multimillion pound construction dispute.

Christopher is a qualified mediator, and accepts instructions to mediate professional negligence claims.

Directory Quotes

Christopher with experience of contentious agricultural landlord and tenant matters. He is quite good at looking at the bigger picture. He has a very good way with the clients.”

Chambers UK 2024, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Chris is excellent. He is very pragmatic and solution-orientated. He is very clever, good in the courtroom, has brilliant cross-examination skills and is so good with clients.’ ‘He is very down to earth with clients, and has a good sense of humour and puts clients at ease.’ “

Chambers UK 2024, Chancery

Christopher gives clear advice on the issues and strategy.”

The Legal 500 2024, Property and Construction

A junior who is very good on his feet in court, and has an excellent manner with clients.”

The Legal 500 2023, Commercial Litigation

Chris is an intelligent and approachable barrister with a very sensible approach in his legal opinions. He is quick to grasp the issues and is great on his feet.”

Chambers UK 2022, Chancery

He’s compelling on his feet and commercially astute.”


He is very pragmatic, gives sensible advice and has a good rapport with the client. He is great to work with and really friendly.”


Christopher is very personable, approachable, very easy to deal with and good on his feet.”


He never shies away from the difficult issues, and provides forthright and pragmatic advice.”


Christopher is a very talented advocate who is quick on his feet. Clients find him very easy to work with.”


He is easy to work with and is liked by clients. He understands agricultural issues and is able to therefore hit the ground running on new cases we bring him.”

legal 500 2022, AGRICULTURE

Clients appreciate how quick he is to understand the key issues…He shows attention to detail and is realistic in his advice. He is a confident performer. ‘He is able to put people at ease and explain things in simple terms.”

chambers uk 2021, CHANCERY
  • Qualifications & awards:

    • University of Bristol, LLB (Hons)
    • University of the West of England, Bar Vocational Course
    • Beddingfield Scholar at Gray’s Inn
  • 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
  • Christopher Jones is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please read here.