It is with great sadness that we announce that Nigel Jones, our Senior Clerk, died on 26 November 2020.
Nigel was our Senior Clerk for over 18 years. He joined Chambers in 2002, and brought with him his vision of how a modern set of Chambers should be run, together with the skill and enthusiasm to put this into practice. Nigel was hugely respected by all who worked with him, and was regarded as a role model in the wider clerking world. For our barristers, he was a constant source of support and drive. For our clerks and staff, a wonderful boss and mentor. For our clients, a trusted pair of hands, always ready to help. We have lost not only a truly outstanding senior clerk, but also a great friend.
Nigel will be greatly missed by the members, staff and clients of Pump Court Tax Chambers. He leaves behind him a legacy of which he should be proud.
At this most difficult time, our thoughts are with Nigel’s family, including his wife, children, mother and sister. We will be happy to receive and pass on messages of condolence.
For those of you who would have liked to make a charitable donation, the family’s chosen charity is The Lymphoma Action Charity. Please click here.
Nigel started his career in clerking in 1984. Having initially worked in a common law set and after that a commercial set, he has a wealth of experience in relation to the management of Barrister’s Chambers. He has been our Senior Clerk since 2002.
Nigel is an integral part of our organisation and has been instrumental in our growth and strategic planning. As Senior Clerk he is ultimately responsible for all aspects of Chambers operations but he is also, along with his colleagues, your first point of contact for enquiries in relation to expertise, availability and cost.
Chambers & Partners legal directory notes in its newest (2019) edition: Senior clerk Nigel Jones earns praise for his commerciality and his ability to “make really intelligent suggestions about who to instruct”.
The Legal 500 says: All the clerks are ‘excellent’, particularly senior clerk Nigel Jones, who is ‘amenable, constructive and courteous’. Jones manages ‘a very slick’ team ‘with effortless ease and is exceptionally good at helping clients to choose counsel’.