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Practice Summary

Emma Jones has a broad practice encompassing all aspects of commercial litigation, arbitration and advisory work.  She has particular interest in and experience of energy disputes and company law.  Emma has acted in a number of heavy and complex cases as part of a larger team, as well as advising and appearing in smaller cases as sole counsel in both the High Court and County Courts. 

Notable cases include Re Coroin Limited [2013] EWCA Civ 781, where Emma appeared as second junior counsel in a dispute and related appeal concerning the ownership of The Connaught, Claridge’s and The Berkeley; BG Global Energy Ltd & ors v Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited & ors [2015] EWHC 110 (Comm), where Emma was led by Sa’ad Hossain QC in a trial of a number of preliminary issues relating to the proper interpretation of a transportation, processing and operating services agreement; and CCUK Finance Ltd v Barclays Bank plc [2018] EWHC 304 (Comm), where Emma is being led by Sonia Tolaney QC in an ongoing dispute relating to the alleged mis-selling of PBP. Emma is also currently acting as junior counsel (led by Laurence Rabinowitz QC, Patrick Goodall QC and Conall Patton) in Autonomy v Lynch and Hussain, a high-value dispute relating to the acquisition of Autonomy by the HP group.

Emma is recommended in Chambers & Partners 2021 (Commercial Dispute Resolution) "A very strong junior who knows the details of her cases inside out and is a great person to have at the end of the phone for advice." "She is hard-working and effective."

Chambers & Partners 2021 (Energy & Natural Resources) "An incredibly bright and well-recognised junior. She produces work of an exceptionally high quality and her responses are top-class."

Legal 500 2020 (Banking & Finance) "Very clever and gets points quickly, she is very able to deal with complex legal and regulatory issues - a superb junior."

Legal 500 2020 (Commercial Litigation) "Absolute star - incredibly clever and very thorough."

Chambers & Partners 2020 (Commercial Dispute Resolution) "A very clever junior who is really technically able, delivers good drafting and is easy to work with; she's always at the end of the telephone and she'll think through points with the solicitor."

Chambers & Partners 2020 (Energy & Natural Resources) "Her capacity for work is phenomenal and her drafting is exceptional. Her ideas are very useful and of a high standard."

Chambers & Partners 2019 (Commercial Dispute Resolution) "A real team player who is hard-working, willing to get stuck into the detail and very responsive." "Her views are always thoughtful and considered, and she takes a commercial approach."

Chambers & Partners 2019 (Energy & Natural Resources) "Can process a large amount of information extremely quickly and weave it into a very well-presented narrative." "She has an incisive legal mind and the quality of her legal analysis is excellent."

Legal 500 2019 (Banking & Finance) "A very responsive, hardworking junior."

Legal 500 2018 (Banking & Finance) "Responsive and thoughtful, her advice is always practical."

Chambers & Partners 2018 (Commercial Dispute Resolution) "Hard-working, willing to get stuck into the detail and very responsive, she has an understated assuredness that inspires confidence." "Grasps difficult issues quickly."

Chambers & Partners 2018 (Energy & Natural Resources) "Her drafting skills are first-rate and her legal knowledge is very impressive indeed."

Chambers & Partners 2017 (Commercial Dispute Resolution)  “A promising and hard-working young junior who regularly handles high-value company and energy disputes involving both domestic and overseas clients.” "Her ability to turn out a 150-page submission in a short period of time to a ridiculously high standard was very impressive." "She is very methodical, diligent and hard-working."

Chambers & Partners 2017 (Energy & Natural Resources) “Draws impressive praise from peers and clients for her work across commercial energy matters. She has particular expertise in cases relating to gas sale, joint venture operation and services agreements."

Chambers & Partners 2016 (Commercial Dispute Resolution) growing reputation as junior counsel to watch among peers and instructing solicitors”.  “Very bright and hard-working, and a real joy to work with.” “She has an awesome intellect and very good client skills”.