Kevin Jones

Head of Criminal Team

The head of our criminal team, handling a range of cases including sexual offences, drug offences, violence offences and human trafficking, as well as inquests.

Kevin Jones is the head of our criminal team and a highly experienced criminal barrister. Before being called to the Bar in 2003, he qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and went on to specialise in crime and mental health.

He has broad experience of prosecuting and defending in the Crown Court across all areas of criminal law. These include sexual offences, violence offences and drug trafficking offences. He has also represented individuals and public authorities in the coroner’s court.

Significant Cases

Sexual offences

R v B – Defended in a case involving a campaign of rape and robbery of prostitutes in the Doncaster area.

R v M – Defended a former partner accused of anal/vaginal rape. Both the victim and defendant were heavy drinkers, so consent/informed consent intoxication were key features. The defendant was acquitted.

R v F – This case involved the rape and GBH with intent of a victim who had suffered many years of domestic violence. This culminated in rape after she was thrown from a second-floor balcony (breaking her pelvis), was dragged back to the flat, and sexually assaulted again. The indictment also contained various counts over the years, including attacks with a knife, broken fingers and jaw, and significant beatings. The defendant was acquitted of rape and Section 18 offences.

R v N – This involved the historic sexual abuse of a daughter from the age of 3 and a foster-daughter from the age of 15. The foster daughter had a history of sexual abuse before being placed with the defendant, and had given evidence in other trials against different abusers. She had psychological problems, had had counselling, and had written a book about her experiences but had not previously reported this defendant.

R v B – The historic sexual assault of a 6-year-old by a 15-year-old. The case involved a significant delay in reporting, attended by a host of psychological problems/alcoholism for the victim before reporting. The defendant was acquitted.

R v W  – Defended W in serious sexual assaults on children between  4 and 10 years of age by a male child when he was 10-15 years old.

R v HJ – Defence of a 14-year-old boy for the rape of a 3-year-old girl. This was a highly sensitive case involving mental-health issues for the defendant.

R v O – Defended in a rape case involving the drugging of the victim prior to the assault. The defendant was acquitted.

R v TL – Prosecuted TL in relation to a paedophile-hunter case where the judge stopped case at the end of the prosecution case for abuse of process; decision was successfully appealed.

Drugs offences

R v Ali and others – Prosecuted in a multi-handed case involving a conspiracy to supply Class-A drugs worth several million pounds.

R v P & D – Prosecuting for the NCA, a two-handed case involving the importation and supply of  kilos of heroin between the Netherlands and the UK.

Violence offences

R v S – Prosecuting a defendant charged with Section 18 offences involving the unprovoked stabbing of sleeping victim, causing life-threatening injuries.

R v SM – Defending in a multi-count indictment involving allegations of Section 18 wounding, Section 20 wounding, and assaults in a domestic setting. The offences were committed over a period of 15 years. The defendant was acquitted.

R v K and others – Defending as leading junior in a multi-handed people-trafficking/modern slavery case involving the recruiting, trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable Latvians by an organised criminal gang.

Inquests

Kevin has represented numerous families at inquests where the deceased has died in police custody. He has also represented police authorities in similar circumstances. He has acted for both individuals and companies where death has resulted from accidents at work.

How much will Kevin Jones’ services cost?

Kevin mostly works on a fixed-fee basis for the main hearing, with a daily refresher rate for any subsequent date of hearing, although this depends on the type of work you request. If you’d like a quotation for his legal services in a particular matter, please contact our clerk using the details below and we’ll be very happy to help. Please also refer to Bank House Chambers’ standard terms & conditions.

What might influence the timescales of the services Kevin offers?

Kevin would normally expect to arrange a preliminary conference with your client within 7 days of first contact from you. After that, despite our best intentions, we can’t always control timescales or the amount of time we spend on a case. These can be affected by factors such as urgency; complexity; your own (or your client’s) availability; Kevin’s availability and that of any third parties; the volume of documents he needs to review or must request; and the court’s availability.

Can you have confidence in Kevin’s work?

He is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

How can you contact Kevin Jones?

In the first instance, please contact our senior clerk, Wayne Digby, on 0114 275 1223 or email him at w.digby@bankhousechambers.co.uk.