Cheryl Jones analyses Ellis v John Hodge Solicitors (a firm) EWHC 2284 (Comm), a case which raises the relevance of the long established right of the lien. Cheryl examines in particular the circumstances in which the power of the lien may be in turn strengthened or weakened.
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Cheryl Jones is an experienced commercial and traditional chancery barrister with an established High Court practice. Her practice encompasses commercial litigation, company and shareholder disputes, insolvency and trusts disputes. She welcomes instructions in the following areas:
- Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA)
- Injunctions preventing the presentation of a petition
- Director’s disqualification
- Transactions at an undervalue and preferences, wrongful trading and misfeasance
- Applications to set aside statutory demands and bankruptcy petitions
- Applications by trustees in respect of real property
- Income Payment Orders (IPO)
- Third party applications.
Cheryl Jones regularly acts on behalf of both applicants and respondents in urgent applications out of court hours and haves particular experience in relation to:
- Freezing Injunctions
- Prohibitory injunctions
- Norwich Pharmacal Orders
- Search Orders
She regularly advises and acts for insolvency practitioners, trustees, creditors and debtors and individuals in relation to a wide variety of matters. Also being a part-qualified accountant, not only gives Cheryl the ability to deal with complicated factual issues as well as the legal complexities, but also the ability to assimilate accounts quickly and efficiently.
- Blackburn v Southwell  EWCA Civ 1347 - a ground breaking claim in proprietary estoppel on behalf of the successful claimant
- In re Nicholas Christou  EWHC 79 (Ch) - allegations of fraud and forgery against an executor
- Foxholes Nursing Homes Ltd v Accora Ltd  EWHC 3712 (Ch) - an application to restrain the presentation of a winding up petition
- Agarwala v Agarwala  EWCA Civ 1763 - appeal in respect of a beneficial interest in a commercial property
- Duncan v Duncan  EWCA Civ 1407 - a party he had previously represented
- Hope v Knight  EWHC 3443 (Ch) - Inheritance Act Claim by long-estranged wife and child against estate of husband
- Representing liquidators against directors in complex claims for misfeasance, transactions at an undervalue and preferences
- Representing a bankrupt in claims against trustees in bankruptcy who are alleged to have acted against the interest of the bankrupt in the residue of the estate
- Representing a bankrupt in a disputed Centre of Main Interests petition.
Ellis v John Hodge Solicitors (a firm): the death of the lien?20th Sep 2022
SUSPENSION OF WRONGFUL TRADING PROVISIONS: A lifeline or a noose?15th Apr 2020
3PB barrister Cheryl Jones writes about wrongful trading and provides an update on what's changing in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Suspension of Wrongful Trading Provisions15th Apr 2020
Cheryl Jones writes about wrongful trading and provides an update on what's changing in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The meaning of deleted terms; and IVAs in the Court of Appeal2nd Sep 2016
The meaning of deleted terms and voluntary arrangements in the Court of Appeal by Cheryl Jones - Narandas-Girdhar v. Bradstock  EWCA Civ 88.
'Cheryl is an excellent advocate, helping the judge to see things from her client's point of view and a fierce cross-examiner. She leaves no stone unturned in the interests of her client.'
Legal 500 2024/Private Client: Trusts and Probate/Leading Junior/London Bar
‘Cheryl is, quite simply, a class act. She prepares meticulously and is absolutely on top of the case when she appears in court. Her cross-examination is incisive and her analysis of the law and facts in her submissions is excellent.’
Legal 500 2024/Chancery, Probate and Tax/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
'An expert in the field. She has a planet-sized intellect and is very supportive and approachable.'
Legal 500 2023/Chancery, Probate and Tax/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
‘Cheryl has in-depth knowledge of the law pertaining to trusts and probate matters. She is very dedicated and goes the extra mile to achieve the desired result. Responsive, decisive and client-friendly.’
Legal 500 2022/Chancery, Probate and Tax/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
"Cheryl Jones at 3PB remains active in Chancery work, with a particular focus on wills, trusts, and probate matters, with recent instructions concerning the removal of executors, and contested letters of administration, as well as time-sensitive matters such as urgent freezing injunctions against estate administrators."
‘Her legal knowledge and approachable style allow her to provide excellent service, particularly to direct access clients.’
Legal 500 2021/Chancery, Probate and Tax/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
‘An excellent Chancery junior.’
Cheryl Jones at 3PB specialises in Chancery work, and is recommended for her 'dedication and commitment'.
Legal 500 2020/Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit