Elisabeth Bussey-Jones

Year of Call: 1997
Email Address: elisabeth.bussey-jones@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 01962 868 884

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Elisabeth is a highly experienced criminal advocate with over 20 years experience in that area and is known for her clear and persuasive court room advocacy, her sensitive handling of cases and understanding the needs of her clients, whatever the case may be.

She also accepts instructions to appear at Inquests. For over five years she has sat as a part-time coroner which has included sitting in three different parts of the country (West Sussex, East London and Birmingham). In that role she had held over 200 inquests  relating all manner of unexpected, untimely and unnatural deaths.

She has conducted significant inquests touching upon work related (Health and Safety) deaths with a Jury and with multiple parties represented by leading counsel in their field. She has conducted a number of Article 2 deaths, in particular those relating to deaths in custody or confinement, a number of which have involved custody in a Mental Health Institution.  She has held many inquests into deaths which touch upon medical procedures, inquests raising issues of clinical negligence, infant deaths, suicides and roast traffic collisions.

As a result of sitting as a Coroner and the detailed training that is involved with that position, Elisabeth has gained invaluable insight and knowledge in this field.

She also sits as a Recorder in the Crown Court,  Deputy District Judge hearing civil claims and has now further been appointed as a part time judge to the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health).

In order to assist with coronial work, Elisabeth has undertaken a diploma course in Forensic Medical Science.

Elisabeth is accredited by the Bar Standard Board to act directly on behalf of individuals and organisations under the Public Access Scheme.




"Steadfast and compelling; an excellent advocate."

Legal 500 2018/Crime - Tier 1

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Academic qualifications

  • 1997 – Called to the Bar England and Wales (Inner Temple)
  • 1994 – Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales
  • 1992 – Admitted as a Barrister of the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence (B Juris) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Recorder of the Crown Court
  • Deputy District Judge (Civil)
  • Assistant Coroner
  • Previous member on the Investigation Committee: General Dental Council (Chairperson and lay member)
  • Civil and Commercial Mediator
  • Specialist Regulatory Advocates in H&S and Environmental Law List

Direct Access

Elisabeth Bussey-Jones is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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