Daniel Jones – Barrister at Law
Private and Publicly Funded Instructions

Daniel Jones is known for his “no-nonsense” approach to cross-examination, his clarity with clients, and his persuasive advocacy.


As a member of the Bar of England and Wales since 1994 (and called to the Bar of Northern Ireland) Dan Jones is known for his “no-nonsense” approach to cross-examination, his clarity with clients, and his persuasive advocacy. Believing that preparation wins cases, he has a keen eye for detail, through an often-noted ability to maintain his focus, and that of those around him, on the real issues in a case.

Dan has extensive experience as a leading, led and sole junior, advising, and now primarily defending in the whole spectrum of criminal cases (i.e. general and serious crime, Homicide, offences of serious violence, firearms, drugs offences, terrorism, sexual offences, confiscation, restraint & asset recovery proceedings, commercial crime and fraud, money laundering, and road traffic offences).

Beyond criminal law, he has a business background (which makes him an ideal lead lawyer in fraud cases) and particular expertise in social security, child support law, and regulatory work.

As well as accepting both private and publicly funded instructions in England Wales and Northern Ireland, Dan is able to accept direct access work.


Dan has led, acted alone and been led in a number of homicide cases.


Dan is currently instructed in a number of cases alleging serious violence. He has both prosecuted and defended in a number of cases involving serious violence.


Dan has extensive experience having acted in a wide range of cases alleging the possession and use of Firearms.


Currently advising a client in a large scale fraud investigation, Dan has acted in a number of Fraud cases.


Dan’s experience in the area of money laundering offences, please see the link below to find out more.


Dan is instructed in two ongoing drug cases alleging the supply and importation of millions of pounds worth of class A and B drugs.


Represented over a dozen defendants facing rape allegations [2003 to present]. Issues ranging from consent to complete denial of intercourse. Of particular note, a case alleging a number of rapes by a youth (when he was aged between 11 and 14) of a victim (under the age of 11), and a matter where the defendant was a well known pop star.


Dan is currently advising and reviewing, and has previously appeared before the Court of Appeal, in a number of cases in which he was not involved at first instance. This representation has resulted in reductions in the sentences involved and the successful overturning of convictions.


Of particular note, two cases alleging perverting the course of Justice. One defendant, a court usher accused of Jury tampering, the other a practising solicitor accused of attempting to influence a client to divert an ongoing police investigation.

“The right speech, on the right topic, delivered by the right speaker in the right way, at the right moment, can ignite a fire, change minds, open their eyes”

Theodore Sorensen (1928 – 2010) JFK’s Speech Writer


Erin CowleyPartner, Burton Copeland Solicitors
"Dan was recommended to me some years back as a barrister that ‘wins the unwinnable’. We have worked on a variety of cases since and he has not let me down. He is a solid, reliable and knowledgeable practitioner who is fantastic on his feet. He is very pragmatic and thinks outside the box which sets him apart from others in his field. Clients love his personable nature and his absolute commitment to them and the facts of their case. I would have no hesitation to recommend him to others".
Fida HussainJon Mail Solicitors
"Dan Jones is a fierce advocate with a dogged determination to pursue the best result for both his professional and lay client".
Anthony PattonCM Solicitors
"I have instructed Dan Jones for a number of years now in relation to a number of heavyweight criminal cases. His strategic approach and unrivalled cross examination make Dan a first choice in any serious case".