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Robert Jones

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Biography

Rob has 29 years' experience in commercial dispute resolution and was national head of the practice area until May 2017. He has extensive experience of complex commercial contract disputes, Commercial Court and TCC work, insolvency matters, partnership disputes, property disputes and ADR. He has undertaken mediations for clients for over twenty years, is a trained mediator and acts for clients ranging from PLCs to SMEs as well as many insurers and financial institutions.

Rob specialises in complex commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, intellectual property issues, data protection, professional negligence and trust and probate disputes. He is engaged in helping clients to pursue recoveries (including in the context of unjust enrichment claims) and, to prevent dissipation of assets and to take preventative and defensive steps arising out of employee breach of restrictive covenants and third party dishonesty as well as dealing with the reputation management issues for clients in the local and national press and other media including social media.

Rob has also advised on IT issues including compelling the release of significant data being held back by a third party IT provider in a contractual dispute. In respect of professional negligence, he has, for many years, advised insurer clients and their insureds in respect of claims brought against licensed conveyancers and other professionals.

He has provided advice to clients in relation to contracts awarded following a public procurement process.

In relation to insolvency matters, Rob has experience in dealing with both corporate insolvency actions and all aspects of personal insolvency. He has acted for directors facing claims by office holders and for parties subject to personal guarantees. On RoT claims, undervalue and preference claims and all other manner of corporate disputes.

His strong client focused relationships are based upon incisive commercial advice at the outset and regular management information tailored to meet the clients’ requirements and distributed, in addition to individual matter reporting, on either a monthly or quarterly basis.

He is listed as a “notable practitioner” in the 2017 edition of Chambers Directory.

Robert Jones is 'one of the leading litigators around who has seen and done it all in terms of litigation. Respected by clients and opponents alike and someone you want in your corner if you are facing any heavy and difficult litigation.' 'A strong leader driving a strong team'; he 'grasps issues quickly, and has a pragmatic and commercial approach' - Legal 500.

Since 2019, Rob has held the Acritas Star, an accolade given to those identified as a client-nominated, stand-out lawyer in private practice.

A recent professional services client commented "A massive thank you to David McGuire and Robert Jones from Weightmans LLP for their efforts over the last few months. I highly recommend these professionals to fight your corner with the peace of mind that you are in a safe pair of hands."

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