Neil Jones, born 1956, educated Bede School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Called Grays Inn 1978. Initially private practice Newcastle then 32 years as military lawyer. US Army JAG School 1989. RCDS 2008. MA Kings College ‘International Relations ‘2008. MOD 2009. Retired as DDSP in rank of Brigadier 2013. Resumed private practice at New Park Court Chambers in knock about crime. Experience primarily in the military justice system.
Settled key indictments in high profile cases, e.g. Baha Mousa.
Co-architect of the superintending rôle of the Attorney General in Service prosecution decisions.
Voluntary applicant for redundancy from the post of Deputy Director Service Prosecutions. Due release from Service December 2013. Responsible for directing and managing a team of tri-service lawyers, both solicitors and barristers, in the preparation and conduct of all Service prosecutions.
Frequent appearances for the Crown at first instance in the most serious court martial trials, with extensive experience in criminal evidence and procedure. Cases of the utmost gravity including rape, manslaughter and attempted murder conducted as senior prosecutor.
Management responsibility for the legal training and professional development of thirty Service lawyers.