Rupert Jones

Year of Call: 2000
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Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Practice Profile at English Bar

  • Rupert Jones is a barrister who has experience of all three branches of Government.
  • He is the former Attorney General of Anguilla and in that role was appointed to and sat as a member of the Executive Council, the Cabinet Government, and the House of Assembly, the legislature.
  • In the United Kingdom he sits as a Fee Paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) and has been appointed Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber).
  • As a barrister practising in England and Wales he has appeared as leading and junior counsel in numerous reported and leading cases, including in the House of Lords, Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, both Divisions of the Court of Appeal and all three Divisions of the High Court.
  • He has specialised in the law of the Proceeds of Crime, Public Law, National Security and Indirect Tax.
  • He is co-author and co-editor of the leading practitioner text Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime (OUP 4th & 5th editions).
  • As panel counsel to the Attorney General of England and Wales, he has practised in public law with a particular focus on indirect taxation, the civil recovery of the proceeds of crime and defending government agencies from claims of malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office and false imprisonment.  In the realm of national security he has been instructed in numerous cases before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission and Administrative Court concerning deportations and deprivation of citizenship, Control Orders and Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures.
  • Recommended by Chambers and Partners between 2012-2015 as a leading junior in Proceeds of Crime Act and Asset Forfeiture Work and ranked in Band 1 ‘He's heavily specialised and really knows his stuff’.  Shortlisted as one of the junior counsel for the ‘Bar Hot 100’ award in relation to this work. Asset Recovery and civil recovery of the Proceeds of Crime expertise includes acting primarily in the Administrative Court but also in Family and Chancery Divisions of the High Court, both Divisions of the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords and Supreme Court. Retained a particular specialism in acting for receivers, third parties, companies, liquidators, administrators and those applying for compensation and release of funds from restraint, receivership and confiscation orders and those caught up with civil recovery of the proceeds of crime.
  • Recommended by the Legal 500 2013/2014 as a leading junior counsel to the Crown (B Panel).
  • Public and regulatory law includes: Judicial Review; False Imprisonment and Malicious Prosecution; Company Directors Disqualification; civil actions arising from allegations of criminal wrongdoing.
  • National security.  Regularly advised and appeared in appeals to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) relating to the deprivation of citizenship and deportation of Terrorist suspects and to the Administrative Court regarding Control Orders imposed against Terrorist suspects under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 and Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures under the 2011 Act.
  • Indirect Tax.  Specialises in appeals at the First Tier and Upper Tier Tax Tribunals in relation to withheld VAT and non-payment of Excise Duty.

Attorney General and DPP of Anguilla, British Overseas Territory, August 2014 - 2016

  • Sat as member of Executive Council (Cabinet) of the Government
  • Sat as member of House of Assembly (Parliament)
  • Attorney General - Law Officer of Government responsible for all legal advice to Government of Anguilla on every area of law
  • Director of Public Prosecutions – DPP - responsible for all prosecutions including Murders - including the first witness protection of endangered witness plus first use of videolink evidence
  • Led and managed the Attorney General’s Chambers including a team of Criminal, Civil and Parliamentary Counsel
  • Worked with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), IMF, World Bank, Slaughter and May and Foreign and Commonwealth Office to oversee legal advice and development of legal steps and legislation to support the resolution of Anguilla’s two indigenous banks under conservatorship, (National Bank of Anguilla and Caribbean Commercial Bank) and adapted 3 model ECCB Bills (Banking Act, ECAMC Act, ECCB Agreement Amendment); plus drafting bespoke Financial Commitment legislation (Bank Resolution Obligations Act)
  • Developed, introduced and moved on behalf of Government on a number of Bills to be passed in the House of Assembly (Legal Professions Act - introducing regulation for the legal profession for the first time; Witness Protection Act - introducing witness protection to Anguilla; and Anguilla Police Amendment Act - developing the right to take non-intimate samples from suspects)
  • Responsible for all the legal ramifications of the 2015 Elections – including conducting numerous election appeals on voter registration
  • Acted as lead counsel in The Superintendent of Prisons & Anor v Hamilton (Anguilla) [2016] UKPC 23 (27 July 2016) successful appeal at the Privy Council
  • Oversaw all civil litigation for Government and all advisory work for Government including major commercial contracts such as MOUs with international developers
  • Hosted and oversaw the October 2015 conference of Attorneys General of Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and UK Solicitor General
  • Opened the 2014 legal year before Chief Justice and Justices of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
  • Oversaw production of the Revised Laws and Statutes of Anguilla 2014, published in 2015 and to be freely accessible to the public through a website for the first time
  • Responsible for ensuring extension of International Conventions to Anguilla
  • Responsible for all Mutual Legal Assistance and issues of international law compliance including FATCA, Automatic Tax Exchange, Corporate Beneficial Ownership
  • Director of the Regional Law Revision Centre which revises and consolidates law across the Eastern Caribbean.


  • Public and Regulatory
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    Rupert is highly experienced in public and regulatory law including national security.  He regularly advises and appears in appeals to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) and to the High Court regarding Control Orders under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 and Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures under the 2011 Act.

    In addition to his three niche practice areas he has experience in a range of civil law including Director Disqualification, Company matters and Insolvency.

    Reported Cases:

    His reported cases in each area include:

    Public Law and Asset Recovery

    • The Superintendent of Prisons & Anor v Hamilton (Anguilla) [2016] UKPC 23 (27 July 2016)
    • Brandon Barnes v (1) Eastenders (2) CPS [2014] UKSC 26 [2014] 2 WLR 1269, [2014] 3 All ER 1
    • Pershad, R. v [2014] EWCA Crim 692 (10 April 2014) – commended by the Lord Chief Justice at para 58 of the judgment
    • Oxana Zubakova v Serious Organised Crime Agency / National Crime Agency – Central Criminal Court - national media reporting 3-10 January 2014
    • Lees & Ors v Solihull Magistrates Court & Anor [2013] EWHC 3779 (Admin) (05 December 2013)  [2014] Lloyd's Rep FC 233
    • Robert John Minshall v (1) Revenue & Customs Commissioners (2) Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office (2013) [2013] EWHC 4431 (Ch)
    • R (on the application of Mohammed) v Birmingham Magistrates' Court (2013) DC (Aikens LJ, Mitting J) [2013] EWHC 4510 (Admin)
    • Crown Prosecution Service v (1) Eastenders Group (2) Brandon Barnes [2012] EWCA Crim 2436; [2013] 2 All ER 437: [2013] 1 Cr App R 24
    • R (on the application of Horne and Others) v Central Criminal Court & (1) CPS (2) HMRC [2012] EWHC 1350 (Admin); [2012] 1 WLR 3152
    • Minshall v. The United Kingdom - 7350/06 (2012) 55 EHRR 3, [2011] ECHR 2243
    • AA and SA v R; [2010] EWCA Crim 2805; [2011] Lloyd's Rep FC 71
    • Bassaid v Munir [2010] EWCA Civ 1235
    • Larkfield Limited v Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office; Court of Appeal Civil Division; [2010] EWCA Civ 521 [12/5/10] (2010) 3 All ER 1173 : (2010) STC 1506
    • Stephen Lamb v Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office; Court of Appeal Civil Division; [2010] EWCA Civ 285; [2010] Lloyd's Rep FC 405 [18/03/10] (2010) STC 1190
    • R (On The Application Of The Director Of Revenue & Customs Prosecutions) v Birmingham Magistrates' Court & Raymond Woolley (Interested Party)[2010] EWHC (Admin) 12; [2010] Lloyd's Rep FC 286 [15/01/10]
    • Re M Sub Nom Revenue & Customs Commissioners v Raymond George May (2009) [2009] EWHC 2163 (Admin)
    • Robert Minshall v Marylebone Magistrates' Court & Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office (2008) (2009) 2 All ER 806; [2010] 1 WLR 590
    • Stodgell v Stodgell 
[2008] EWHC 1925 (Admin), [2008] Fam Law 1084, (2009) 2 FLR 218
    • Marion Gibson v Revenue & Customs Prosecution Office (2008) (2009) 2 WLR 471 : (2008) 2 FLR 1672 : (2008) NPC 63 : (2009) QB 348 : Times, July 14, 2008
    • Paul Hansford v Southampton Magistrates' Court & Revenue & Customs (Interested Party) (2008) (2008) 4 All ER 432 : Times, March 19, 2008
    • Telli v Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office (2007) (2008) 3 All ER 405 : (2008) 2 Cr App R (S) 48 : (2008) Crim LR 400
    • Togher v RCPO and Doran 
[2007] EWCA Civ 686; [2007] UKHRR 1079, [2008] 2 WLR 82, [2008] QB 476
    • Solomons, Solomons and RCPO [2007] EWHC 1362 (Fam)
    • Capewell v HMRC (2007) 1 WLR 386 (HL); [2007] 2 All ER 370, [2007] UKHL 2

    National Security

    • Al Jedda v SSHD SIAC UKSIAC [2014] 66/2008 18 July 2014
    • BF v SSHD [2013] EWHC 2329 (Admin)
    • CF v SSHD [2013] EWHC 843 (Admin)
    • S1, T1, U1 & V1 (Refusal of entry - Dismissed) [2012] UKSIAC 106/2011_2 (21 December 2012)
    • SSHD v BF [2012] EWHC 1718 (Admin) 25 June 2012
    • CE v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 3159 (Admin) 21 December 2011
    • Secretary of State for the Home Department v BF [2011] EWHC 1878 (Admin) (18 July 2011)
    • BG v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 1478 (Admin) (13 June 2011); [2011] 1 WLR 2917
    • BH v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWHC 2938 (Admin)
    • Secretary of State for the Home Department v AU (2009) EWHC 49 (Admin)

    Indirect Tax

    • JDP Partners v The Director of Border Revenue [2014] UKFTT 870 (TC) (03 September 2014)
    • Director of Border Revenue v Altion Ltd ( Wojicech Filipek / Eston GmbH); Filipek & Anor v The Home Office [2014] UKFTT 574 (TC) (06 June 2014)
    • Clear Plc v Director Of Border Revenue [2014] UKUT B5 (TCC) (10 April 2014)
    • Euro Direct Wholesale Ltd v director of Border Revenue [2014] UKFTT 180 (TC) (10 February 2014)
    • Putri Projosujadi v Director of Border Revenue [2014] UKFTT 80 (TC) (13 January 2014)
    • Else Refining and Recycling v HMRC [2014] UKUT 8 (TCC) (10 January 2014) [2014] STC 1401: [2014] BVC 503 : [2014] STI 437
    • Hedley's Humpers Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2013] UKFTT 684 (TC) (19 November 2013)
    • Stern v UKBA [2013] EWHC 553 (Admin)
    • R (on the application of UKBA) v Portsmouth Crown Court [2011] EWHC 3517 (Admin)
    • OK Trans Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2010] UKFTT 223 (TC) (18 May 2010)
    • Hunova-Trans KFT v Revenue & Customs [2010] UKFTT 153 (TC) (08 April 2010)
    • VDS UK Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2010] UKFTT 145 (TC) (01 April 2010)
    • Aidinas Ivanavicius v Revenue & Customs [2010] UKFTT 83 (TC) (05 February 2010)
    • Next Generation International Limited v The Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs; [2010] UKFTT 46 (TC); TC 00359 [28/01/2010]



'Rupert Jones handles all aspects of the law of restraint, receivership, confiscation and civil recovery. He has experience of acting for a range of clients, including third parties, companies, liquidators and administrators.
Expertise: "He's in a league of his own. He's very good at receivership and restraint, and he's never out of court." "His advocacy and written submissions are extremely good."'

Chambers UK 2015/POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture - All Circuits


'Rupert Jones of 3PB Barristers focuses mostly on the civil aspects of POCA and asset forfeiture work, and frequently handles high-profile civil recovery cases.
Expertise: “He’s heavily specialised and really knows his stuff.”

Chambers UK 2014/POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture - All Circuits – Band 1

Rupert is recommended by the Legal 500 2013/2014 as a leading junior counsel to the Crown (B Panel).

Academic qualifications

  • MA (Oxon) in Experimental Psychology

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Attorney General of Anguilla (2014 to 2016)
  • Fee Paid Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal, Tax Chamber (Appointed 2015)
  • Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Chamber (Appointed 2018)
  • Co-Author and Co-Editor of Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime (4th edition Oxford University Press, Oct 2013 – 5th edition published January 2018)
  • Attorney General’s Panel of Civil Counsel B panel (March 2012 to present)
  • Developed vetted
  • Counsel to the Serious Fraud Office (Proceeds of Crime A panel – 2013 to present)
  • Registered Pupil Supervisor
  • Legal Assessor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council 2013 to present

Professional bodies

  • Amicus Charity – Assisting Lawyers for Justice on Death Row
  • Bar Pro Bono Uni
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers' Association

Direct Access

Rupert 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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