Nicholas Jones

Solicitor 1998 | Year of Call 2016

Year of Higher Rights: 2003

Nick is an experienced criminal and regulatory advocate. Prior to joining the Bar, Nick was a solicitor (admitted 1998). As a former solicitor he understands the importance of working as part of a team and the need for meticulous preparation.

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Overview

Nick is an experienced criminal advocate who also provides advice and representation in regulatory proceedings.

Prior to joining the Bar, Nick was a solicitor (admitted 1998). As a former solicitor he understands the importance of working as part of a team and the need for meticulous preparation.

He has held Higher Rights of Audience (both criminal and civil) since 2003. He has been exclusively acting as an advocate in the Crown Court since 2008.

Professional Memberships

  • Middle Temple.
  • Criminal Bar Association.
  • Fraud Lawyers Association.

Asset Recovery, Civil Fraud & Confiscation + View All Specialist Areas

Nick is regularly instructed in high value or complex confiscation cases. Within the last 12 months he has been involved in a case before Leicester Crown Court were the Crown were seeking an order for £5.3m. In February 2019 he was led by Mark Cotter QC in a complex confiscation case involving a substantial hidden asset claim. He has dealt with a wide range of confiscation cases including certificates of inadequacy.

Cases of Note

R v N (Southwark Crown Court)

Acting for interested third party in a s22 POCA application. Involved a novel point of law on the interaction of s10A in s22 cases.

R v R (Nottingham Crown Court)

Led by Mark Cotter QC. Complex confiscation case arising out of a forced labour case.

R v T (Leicester Crown Court)

£5.3m confiscation claim arising out of a multi-million pound diversion fraud.

R v W (Canterbury Crown Court)

S18 GBH.

R v W (Basildon Crown Court)

Multi-handed violent disorder

R v S (Woolwich Crown Court)

Successful defence of a rape allegation

R v W (Guildford Crown Court)

Historic allegations of sexual abuse

R v T (Inner London Crown Court)

Bank Fraud

R v K (Canterbury Crown Court)

Bank employee fraud

R v T (Basildon Crown Court)

Child cruelty case involving genital injuries to a young child

R v G (Maidstone Crown Court)

Multi-handed conspiracy to breach UK immigration law

R v G (Nottingham Crown Court)

Successful defence of section 18 GBH.

R v H (Canterbury Crown Court)

Six-handed conspiracy to breach UK immigration law

R v F (Basildon Crown Court)

Successful defence of a blackmail case

R v D (Canterbury Crown Court)

Drugs supply

R v D (Court of Appeal)

Three-year reduction in sentence for offences of section 18 GBH and burglary

R v S (Maidstone Crown Court)

Successful defence of allegation of controlling or coercive behaviour

R v S (Canterbury Crown Court)

Knifepoint robbery