Lesley Jones began her career at the bar at a common law set of chambers where she undertook Family and Criminal cases. As her career progressed she specialised in Criminal cases for many years as defence counsel then latterly prosecuting rape and serious sexual offences.
Lesley has over twenty years of experience at the Bar and is an assured and confident advocate. She has appeared in courts at all levels, including the High Court Criminal and Family Divisions both as junior and leading counsel. Lesley has proven skills in drafting advices, opinions, skeleton arguments and applications as appropriate.
Lesley has special expertise in dealing with vulnerable witnesses including those with mental health issues and severe learning difficulties. She has provided training to SOIT officers alongside HHJ Peter Rook QC in ABE techniques and presented training seminars on the prosecution of sexual offences involving children to police officers.
Lesley has trained as a Family Mediator with ADR group and would welcome referrals for mediation in addition to her primary practice.
Lesley is working towards MIAMs accreditation with the FMC at present.
Lesley is able to accept direct access instructions.
Although Lesley’s background is primarily crime she would now like to focus on family law. Since returning to the independent Bar at the beginning of 2017 Lesley has acted for parents in care proceedings, and represented children through their guardian in public law matters and acted for parents in numerous private law child arrangements. She would welcome instructions in family matters but in particular representing children through their guardian.
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