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Emma Jones is a leading junior with a broad practice encompassing all aspects of commercial litigation, arbitration and advisory work.  Emma has been described as “an absolute star” (Legal 500 2020) and an “incredibly bright and well-recognised junior” (Chambers & Partners 2021). Emma has particular experience of, and interest in, energy and banking disputes, and 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. 

Recently, Emma acted as junior counsel (led by Laurence Rabinowitz QC, Patrick Goodall QC and Conall Patton QC) in the high-profile Autonomy litigation relating to the acquisition of Autonomy by the HP group. Last year, Emma acted as junior counsel (led by Sonia Tolaney QC) in Travelport Ltd v WEX [2020] EWHC 2670 (Comm), which is now one of the leading cases on material adverse effect clauses in English law. Emma is currently acting (with Conall Patton QC and Josh Holmes QC) for Rabobank in the large-scale litigation brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation against a number of LIBOR panel banks in relation to alleged USD LIBOR misconduct.

Emma is recommended in Chambers & Partners 2022 (Commercial Dispute Resolution) "Excellent at drafting and strong intellectually. She is friendly and easy to work with as well."

Chambers & Partners 2022 (Energy & Natural Resources) "She is very thorough, quick and bright." "She is fantastic."

Legal 500 2021 (Banking & Finance) "A technically very gifted counsel with a superb eye for detail. She can master the arguments and she is spot on when it comes to case strategy. Very responsive and a pleasure to work with."

Legal 500 2021 (Commercial Litigation) "Emma is thoughtful and easy to work with. She has exceptional analytical ability and drafts beautifully. A real star."

Legal 500 2021 (Energy) "A rising star, very astute and hardworking, she has a deep understanding of energy issues and very sound commercial judgement."

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”.