Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

Senior Consultant, Public and Constitutional Law, London

"I have unique experience of public and constitutional law, after 30 years as a government lawyer including almost 7 as Treasury Solicitor & Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department – the most senior legal official in the UK Civil Service."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

From my work at the heart of government, I have deep experience of all aspects of public and constitutional law, the workings of government and Parliament, and the development and implementation of policy, including: judicial review, public inquiries, primary and secondary legislation, EU and international law.

I am based in Linklaters’ London dispute resolution practice, where my work includes judicial review and public law generally, advice on legal, policy and constitutional developments, the workings of government and parliament, and public & parliamentary inquiries.

Professional experience

Previous experience includes:

Legal Adviser to HM Treasury, Department for Education and Home Office; Director General of the Attorney General’s Office.

Appointed honorary Queen's Counsel (QC) in 2019

Appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 2020, for public service

Middle Temple Honorary Professor, Durham Law School Senior Fellow, Institute for Government

I have given many lectures and presentations on public, constitutional and statutory law to (among others) the Administrative Law Bar Association, Durham and Cambridge Universities, the Institute for Government, the Society of Legal Scholars and the Statute Law Society

I am frequently interviewed by, or write for, the media on current legal and policy issues, including BBC television and radio, Sky news, Times Radio, the Times newspaper, Guardian, Independent, Prospect Magazine, New Statesman and others

I have blogged on legal and constitutional issues for the Institute for Government: Jonathan Jones QC | The Institute for Government

I recently contributed this article for the New Statesman on proposed reforms to the Human Rights Act 1998

Education and qualifications

BA (Law), University of Durham.

Called to the Bar by the Middle Temple. Elected a Master of the Bench.

Appointed Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa.