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Tony Jones

Discipline: AdvocacyCommercial Dispute ResolutionOnline ReputationPlanningProduct LiabilityProfessional LiabilityBanking and FinanceConstruction and EngineeringInsurance (insurers and self insured)Renewable Energy

Position: QC, Partner

Location: Edinburgh Office


Phone: 0131 222 2939

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Tony Jones QC was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in September 2017. Since 1993, only four civil Solicitor Advocates have been granted the rank and dignity of Queen’s Counsel. Tony is the fifth, representing a major achievement within the Scottish legal profession (click here to read press release).  

Tony Jones qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and as a Solicitor Advocate with extended rights of audience in the Supreme Court, Privy Council and the Court of Session in 1999. He is one of Scotland’s most frequently appearing civil solicitor advocates with over 40 reported decisions to his name. Tony accepts instructions direct from clients as well as from other solicitors.

Selected cases:

Adlaq Limited v Scottish Power Energy Retail Limited [2016] CSOH 162

MacRoberts v McCrindle Group Limited [2016] CSIH 27

Esso Petroleum Limited v Scottish Ministers & others [2016] CSOH 15

ELB Securities Limited v Alan Love & another [2015] CSIH 67

Cora Foundation v East Dunbartonshire Council [2014] CSIH 46

A full list of reported cases can be found here.

A Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Professional Negligence Law, Tony has been described as a solicitor advocate who is “quick to grasp complex issues and relates arguments concisely to the bench.” (Scottish Bar Commercial Litigation section of The Legal 500), he is described as “having gravitas”.

Tony handles construction disputes, contract disputes, professional negligence cases, property and corporate disputes as well as higher value reparation claims, including fatal claims. His in-depth knowledge of the litigation process and his ability to present a persuasive argument give him a competitive advantage and frequent success in court. Tony has extensive experience of representing a cross section of the commercial community and he is acknowledged for his vast experience and ability to “put things in layman’s terms.” (Chambers UK)

As well as being a skilled litigator, Tony has resolved numerous disputes by way of Arbitration, Mediation and Adjudication.

Tony heads BTO ADVantage advocacy service, which includes 20 solicitor advocates, giving BTO’s clients access to an in-house advocacy service capable of providing representation in all of Scotland’s civil and criminal courts, from the Sheriff courts to the Supreme Court and Privy Council.

Professional qualifications & memberships
MA, Edinburgh (1987)
LL.B, Dundee (1989)
Dip LP, Dundee (1990)
Solicitor (1991)
Solicitor Advocate (1999)
Notary Public
Writer to the Signet
Accredited as a specialist in Professional Negligence Law by the Law Society of Scotland (2013)
National Institute of Trial Advocacy accredited trainer
Litigation Counsel of America member (2012)

External Appointments
Law Society of Scotland, Rights of Audience Committee.
Committee member of the Information and Communication Technology Committee of the Scottish Civil Justice Council.
Trustee of Scottish Veterans’ Residences
Trustee – Royal Scots Club.

“The level of service has always been excellent, with properly experienced solicitors dealing with appropriate cases" Legal 500

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  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803


  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+44 (0)131 222 2939
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