Geraint Jones QC

Geraint Jones QC

Call 1976
Silk 2001

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Property & Chancery

Geraint's chancery work includes real property, mortgages, trusts, company, insolvency and partnership litigation.

Reported decisions include:

  • County Leasing Management Ltd v Hawkes [2016] BCC 102.
  • Romasave (property Services) Ltd v HMRC [2015] STC 1
  • Brendan Barnes (B.D.O.) v Eastenders plc v C.P.S. [2014] UKSC 26.
  • Brendan Barnes (B.D.O.) v Eastenders plc v C.P.S. [2013] 1 WLR 1494
  • Eastenders plc v H.M.R.C. [2012] 1 WLR 1494 (statutory construction CEMA’79).
  • Eastenders Cash & Carry Ltd v H.M.R.C.  (2011) UKFTT 25 (TC).
  • R v H.M.R.C. ex parte Eastenders Cash & Carry Ltd (2011) 1 WLR 488.
  • Goldberg v Foster Squires [2010] EWHC 450 - partners liable for fraud of a partner.
  • Carter v Cole (2009) 33 E.G. 66 (derogation from grant).
  • Greening & Sykes Ltd v Nelson & Hanley  The Times  22/1/08 (status of intervening bare trustee).
  • Nelson v Clearsprings Management Ltd  (2007) 1 WLR  962
  • Awoyomi v Radford (2007) EWHC 1671 (retrospectivity of Hall v Simons).
  • HSS Hire Services PLC v BMB Builders Merchants Ltd (2005) EWCA Civ 627 (costs to be reserved until damages assessed where there was a split trial and a payment in had been made).
  • Clowes Developments Ltd v Walters (2005) 17 EG 123 (adverse possession).
  • Mercantile & Credit plc v Marks (2005) Ch 81, (2004) 3 WLR 489 (sub-charges)
  • Richardson v Howie (2004) EWCA Civ 1127 (aggravated damages for assault abolished).
  • Alpha Lettings Ltd v Neptune Research & Development Inc (2003) EWCA Civ 704 (period of notice to terminate an exclusive distributorship agreement).
  • White v Chubb (2002) 1 P&CR Digest 22.
  • UCB v Williams (2002) 2 P&CR Digest 33 (C/A : BCCI v Aboody not followed on causation in actual undue influence cases).
  • Havenledge v Graeme John & Ptnrs (2001) PNLR.
  • Ford v GKR Construction (2000) 1 WLR 1097.

Experience:

  • Formerly junior counsel of choice for Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund for South Wales area (real property/conveyancing matters).
  • Advisory and advocacy work for The Environment Agency & Dept the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
  • Advisory and advocacy work for Sony (U.K.) Ltd ; Texaco plc ; Associated British Ports ; Templar Properties Ltd ; Eagle Star (Axa) ; Land Authority for Wales.
  • Advisory and advocacy work for numerous local authorities.
  • Litigation relating to all aspects of real property disputes, mortgages and trusts.
  • Advising upon & drafting standard contractual conditions for trade association members.
  • Leading counsel in multi-million pound commercial fraud case arising from the collapse of the Versailles Group.



Academic Qualifications

Jesus College, Cambridge

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Recorder - Crime and Civil
  • Part-time Tax Tribunal Judge
  • Part-time Immigration Tribunal Judge
  • Statutory Reviewer of Decisions by the Director of Fair Access (Dept. of Education and Skills)
  • Arbitrator for the Motor Insurers' Bureau
  • International Court of Arbitration for Sport, Switzerland
  • Judicial Panel of the International Rugby Board
  • Chairman of the Disciplinary Appeal Tribunal of the British Parachuting Association
  • Ad hoc Arbitrator at the Commonwealth Games 2014

Professional Bodies

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA)