“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 is a wills & trusts barrister, regularly advising in cases involving the division of assets between cohabitees, disputed wills and the administration of trusts and estates. In addition his practice includes disputes involving:

  • Advising on trustees’ powers and duties
  • Construction and rectification of trusts
  • Administration of estates and trusts
  • Applications to court for directions
  • Applications to remove executors and trustees
  • Post-death variations, disclaimers and appointments out of trusts
  • Applications under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958
  • Rectification and trustee mistake claims
  • Beddoe Applications
  • Advising on trusts of personal injuries damages
  • Trusts issues in matrimonial proceedings
  • Trusts in the commercial context
  • Co-ownership and trusts of land
  • Claims under Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Validity of wills
  • Construction and rectification of wills
  • Construction and rectification of deeds of variation
  • Contentious probate
  • IHT and CGT
  • Court of Protection
  • Charities
  • Reverter of Sites Act 1987
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Equitable claims
  • Professional negligence in all matters related to trusts and estates

Christopher is a qualified mediator and can be instructed to mediate private client disputes.

Directory Quotes

Chris is very confident in court and in advocacy situations generally. He is assertive and helpful in mediations and has a very down-to-earth manner with clients.”

The Legal 500 2024, Chancery, Probate and Tax

Christopher is an excellent trial advocate who is unafraid to fight his corner.”

The Legal 500 2023, Chancery, Probate and Tax

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

Legal 500 2022, Chancery, Probate and Tax

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.”


A quick thinker who is both very good on his feet and with clients.”


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

Seminars & Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.