Jonathan Jones Appointed as Honorary Queen’s Counsel

Jonathan Jones, Treasury Solicitor and Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department (GLD), has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) Honoris Causa in the 2019 QC appointments.

The rank of QC Honoris Causa is awarded to lawyers and legal academics who have made a major contribution to the law of England and Wales outside practice in the courts.

Jonathan has been recognised for building a unique shared legal service for government in GLD; for his personal role in providing legal advice to the government under the exceptional circumstances of Brexit; for his work on diversity and inclusion and, across the wider Civil Service, as health and wellbeing champion; and for his contribution to the legal profession as a Bencher of his Inn and in providing legal training for new barristers.

On his appointment Jonathan says “I am deeply privileged to be appointed an honorary QC. I am extremely grateful for the support of many colleagues, particularly those in GLD and the wider government legal community who do such important and high-quality work for government and the country.”

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