AREAS OF PRACTICE
Crime (Trials and Appeals)
Coronial Inquests and Commissions of Inquiry
Building and Construction
DATE OF ADMISSION
Mr Jones specialises in criminal law (trials and appeals), proceeds of crime, coronial inquests, building and construction disputes and common law.
Mr Jones is an experienced appellate advocate and has appeared both alone and led by senior counsel in the Court of Criminal Appeal and the Court of Appeal. He has conducted numerous jury trials in the Supreme Court and District Court of New South Wales and many hearings in the Local Court of New South Wales on behalf of accused people.
Mr Jones is also an experienced prosecutor and is a member of the NSW ODPP’s panel of private counsel. Mr Jones was briefed on retainer by the NSW ODPP between September 2014 and June 2018. He is a member of the Complex Criminal Trial panel and Specialist Barrister panel (Criminal appellate) for Legal Aid NSW, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution’s external panel for junior counsel, the RSPCA NSW panel of barristers for animal cruelty prosecutions and the NSW Department of Justice Office of General Counsel’s panel of external counsel.
Mr Jones regularly appears on behalf of interested parties at Coronial Inquests and the ICAC.
Mr Jones is a registered adjudicator under the various “security of payment” legislative regimes enacted in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory and is a Senior Adjudicator on the Adjudicate Today panel across all jurisdictions. He has made adjudication determinations/decisions in over 150 matters across the various jurisdictions.
Mr Jones also regularly advises parties to the adjudication process and drafts and settles payment claims, payment schedules, adjudication applications and adjudication responses. He also regularly advises on the “post adjudication” options that may be available, such as the enforcement of adjudicated amounts or seeking injunctive and/or declaratory relief in the Supreme Court.
Mr Jones is a Master Builder’s Australia certified expert adviser in contractual dispute resolution and security of payment and is a member of the Master Builder’s Australia Dispute Resolution panel of experts for determining disputes under the MBA standard contracts.
Mr Jones is an approved arbitrator under the NSW Bar Association alternative dispute resolution scheme and a member of the arbitration panel for the Local Court of NSW.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & COMMITTEE
NSW Bar Association