Julian Jones

Year of call:

1999

Education:

1997 - The University of Birmingham, Faculty of Law LLB (Hons)

1998 - The Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course, Competent

Career:

1998-1999 - Law Lecturing at Manchester School of Management and Sheffield Hallam University

1999 - Pupil at 5 Pump Court, London

2001 - 3rd 6 Pupil at 2 Mitre Court Buildings, London Tenant at 9 King’s Bench Walk, London

2001 - Tenant at 9 King's Bench Walk, London

2019 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers, Leeds

Memberships:

1997 - Member of Grays Inn

2000 - Criminal Bar Association South Eastern Circuit

Awards:

1997 - Gray’s Inn – The Edmund – Davies Award

2010 - Metropolitan Police Commendation (for outstanding contribution to judging mock trial programme)

Ranked in The Legal 500 for Crime.

Julian is a specialist in serious and complex crime. He is instructed for the prosecution and defence in approximately equal proportions. He appears as leading junior counsel, sole counsel, and is led by Queen’s Counsel.

  • CPS Advocates’ General Panel (Grade 4) (North Eastern, London and South Eastern Circuits)
  • CPS Advocates’ Serious Crime Group Panel (Grade 4)
  • CPS Advocates’ Specialist Fraud Group Panel (Grade 4)
  • CPS Rape and Child Sexual Abuse List
  • Serious Fraud Office List A 2017 – 2020; renewed 2020 – 2024)
  • Pupil Supervisor

“Hard-working, dogged, and conscientious.” – The Legal 500 (2021)

Julian has experience of very substantial width and depth in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, the giving of advice and case management.He brings very thorough preparation and a firm grip on case management to every case he undertakes.

Julian is fully committed to giving every case the best he possibly can and those who instruct him know their case is in trusted hands. In the current resource stripped climate he will “go the extra mile” and do whatever he personally can for Prosecution Lawyers, Paralegal Officers and Defence Solicitors so as to make a case ready for hearing.

He takes great pride in client care, whether it be working with senior prosecution lawyers and police officers on prosecution strategy, or fulfilling the pastoral side of the job with a vulnerable defence client.

Julian is firmly committed to a mixed practice of both defending and prosecuting and believes experience on each side has helped him on the other.

His experience includes cases involving abuse of process, judicial review, confiscation, PII, notification hearings, RIPA/IPA, witness anonymity, third party disclosure, police texts, fitness to plead.

He has a particular interest and expertise in disclosure and has lectured to leading Yorkshire and London solicitors and to senior Metropolitan Police Service detectives on this topic.

 

Notable cases

Murder and attempted murder

  • R v M (2022) Defence – junior (led by Jenni Dempster QC) – allegation of murder by strangling of the defendant’s daughter. This case, described by the Common Serjeant of London as one of the most tragic he had dealt with, concluded with the acceptance of a plea of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility –  Media Coverage
  • R v S (2021) Defence – junior (led by Ali Bajwa QC) – allegation of murder by stabbing of the defendant’s ex-partner – Media Coverage
  • R v F (2019) Defence – junior (led by Dexter Dias QC) – allegation of murder by stabbing – Media Coverage
  • R v I (2018) Defence – junior (led by Ali Bajwa QC) – allegation of murder by shooting – Media Coverage
  • R v N (2016) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of attempted murder by stabbing – Media Coverage
  • R v F (2016) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of attempted murder – pushing in front of tube train – Media Coverage
  • R v Q (2016) Prosecution – junior alone – 2 handed allegation of attempted murder by stabbing – Media Coverage
  • R v K (2015) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of attempted murder by stabbing – Media Coverage
  • R v G (2014) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of double attempted murder by shooting – Media Coverage

 

 

Cases of sexual offending

  • R v R (2021) Prosecution – leading junior – allegation of sexual abuse involving multiple victims
  • R v A and P (2020) Prosecution – leading junior – allegation of sexual abuse involving multiple victims – Media Coverage
  • R v S (2020) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of sexual abuse against child – Media Coverage
  • R v L (2019) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of sexual abuse against children – Media Coverage
  • R v D (2019) Defence – junior alone – allegation of rape – Media Coverage 

 

Conspiracies to handle stolen goods/rob

  • R v V (2020-22) Defence – leading junior – 10 handed allegation of conspiracy to handle stolen goods  – ongoing

    R v I (2019) Defence – junior alone – 4 handed allegation of conspiracy to rob (11 cash in transit robberies)

 

Firearms, gang cases and other serious violence

  • R v S (2021) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of wounding with intent against a sex worker
  • R v U (2018-19) Prosecution – leading junior – 11 handed alleged conspiracy to commit GBH
  • R v X (2018) Prosecution – junior alone – 3 handed alleged international firearms conspiracy
  • R v R (2017) Defence – junior alone – 3 handed alleged stabbing
  • R v M (2013) Prosecution – junior alone – 3 handed allegation of shooting at police in an inter – gang dispute – Media coverage. (Note: the appeal against conviction of Adebola Alimi was subsequently allowed)

Fraud and money laundering

  • R v T (2022) Prosecution – leading junior – 3 handed allegation of complex fraud (£ multiple millions)
  • R v G (2020-21) Defence – leading junior – 5 handed allegation of fraud (£ multiple millions)
  • R v J (2018) Defence – junior alone –6 handed allegation of fraud and money laundering (2 trials)
  • R v A (2017) Prosecution – leading junior – 2 handed allegation of fraud and money laundering
  • R v S (2016) Prosecution – leading junior – 2 handed allegation of controlling prostitution / money laundering – media Coverage
  • R v Q (2015) Prosecution – leading junior – 6 handed allegation of accident fraud and money laundering

Drugs conspiracies

  • R v Z (2022) Defence – junior alone – 27 handed allegation of conspiracy to produce cannabis (ongoing)
  • R v M (2017) Prosecution – junior alone – 4 handed allegation of conspiracy to supply kilos of cocaine
  • R v A (2017) Prosecution – junior alone – 4 handed allegation of conspiracy to supply kilos of cocaine
  • R v X (2017) Prosecution – pre charge advice in 7 handed international pharmaceuticals case

Cases involving prosecution of public servants / professional persons 

  • R v N (2021) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of sexual abuse by vicar of three year old child – Media Coverage
  • R v T (2021) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of rape against a serving police officer
  • R v R (2016) Defence – junior alone – allegation of drink driving with complex defence – accused was a serving Operation Trident detective
  • R v W (2016) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of fraud (defendant was a practising solicitor) – Media Coverage
  • R v C (2015) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of breach of restraining order – defendant was a practising barrister and former judicial office holder – Media Coverage
  • R v B (2014) Prosecution – junior alone – allegation of arson – defendant was a practising solicitor

Court of Appeal experience – conviction appeals

  • R v P (2021-2022) Respondent – junior alone – ongoing
  • R v J (2019) Applicant – junior alone – pro bono renewed leave for appeal against conviction, co-defending with Mark Heywood QC
  • R v A (2014) Respondent – junior alone – appeal against conviction
  • R v Coley and others [2013] EWCA Crim 223 Respondent – conjoined appeals against conviction – led by John Price QC – Click here to view the decision
  • R v H [2010] EWCA Crim 219 Respondent – junior alone – appeal against conviction – involved the cross-examination in the CACD of a fresh evidence witness

 

Court of Appeal experience – sentence appeals

  • R v R (2021-2022) Respondent – junior alone – ongoing
  • R v D (2020) Applicant – junior alone – renewed leave for appeal against sentence
  • R v C (2016) Respondent – junior alone – appeal against sentence
  • R v G [2010] EWCA Crim 215 Respondent – junior alone – appeal against finding of, and sentence for, contempt

Contact Julian’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Zena Charlton on 0113 245 9763

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253