News 14th Apr 2020

Chamber’s announces the death of W. John Jones

2 Hare Court has unfortunately, very sad news to announce with the death of one of its favourite sons, W. John Jones. John died peacefully in the early hours of 3rd April, after some years of ill-health.

He was called to the bar in 1972 and spent his entire working life at Hare Court, first at number 1, and then, latterly, at our present set. He was a contemporary and a great friend of, amongst others, Charles Salmon QC and Martin Heslop QC. John was, in every sense, a proper defence brief, who was never happier than when addressing a jury at the Old Bailey. No case was ever hopeless in his hands and he was much respected by his opponents and the judges, but most of all by his clients. He was also a much-loved and a very valuable member of Chambers; an extremely generous and kind pupil master and, most of all, a friend to all of us.

We will miss him dreadfully and our thoughts are with Carmel, his children Damien, Sam and Imogen and the rest of his family.

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