Susan Jones

Susan Jones

Call 2011


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Sports Law

Susan juniored for Louis Weston at an inquiry brought by the British Horseracing Authority concerning Eddie Ahern and Neil Clement. The case involved allegations of conspiracy to pass and use inside information and riding a horse other than on its merits. On behalf of the British Horseracing Authority Susan conducted Eddie Ahern’s penalty hearing when he received a 10 year ban from racing.

Susan represented the British Horseracing Authority before a full disciplinary panel, presenting that a jockey had tampered with samples and brought the sport into disrepute. Arguments turned on whether a jockey providing a Sampling Steward with a urine sample provided by another bound by the Rules of Racing, was also prejudicial to the reputation of British Horseracing. Susan successfully argued before a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel that the charge of conduct prejudicial was not duplicitous when brought with other breaches of the Rules of Racing.

Susan has represented the British Horseracing Authority at an appeal hearing and drafted a written response to a costs application.

Susan accompanied Louis Weston to the Court of Appeal where he represented the Great British Greyhound Board.

Before being called to the Bar Susan qualified and worked as a British Gymnastics accredited gymnastics and trampoline coach. 

News

April 27 2017:

Susan Jones relies on April 2017 Court of Appeal decision to defend a £49,000 costs application in its entirety ...read more


May 9 2016:

Susan Jones appears in High Court on wonderland contractual interpretation ...read more


August 24 2015:

Susan Jones succeeds in striking out a multi-track claim on the basis of pure economic loss  ...read more


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Academic Qualifications

Bar Professional Training Course, City University London, graded outstanding (Received the City Law School BPTC Scholarship for performance in Bar School examinations).

LLB, Queen’s University Belfast, first class honours’ (awarded the “Sweet and Maxwell Prize” for most distinguished student in LLB final examinations).

Whilst at Queen’s University Belfast Susan received awards for: Jurisprudence and political economics, Contract law and Trademarks and unfair competition.

German (A-Level).

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Direct Access Accredited
  • Western Circuit Area Bar Junior (Winchester)

Professional Bodies

  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)