John Jones QC appointed Associate Lecturer at Northumbria Law School

October 22, 2021

John Jones QC, Head of the Criminal Department at Exchange Chambers, has been appointed as an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria Law School for an initial three-year term.

John will remain in full-time practice alongside his academic role.

Northumbria Law School is one of the largest law schools in the UK, with a national and international reputation for excellence in legal education. Its £70 million state-of-the-art city centre location provides an outstanding learning environment with professional facilities including a real courtroom, onsite law library, legal skills hub and law clinic.

Commenting on his appointment, John Jones QC said:

“I am delighted to take on the role of Associate Lecturer at Northumbria Law School.  The Law School provides an outstanding learning environment and is totally committed to enhancing the career prospects of its graduates.  I am looking forward to supporting the University’s excellent programme by working with students and the academic team.”

Jonathan I’Anson, Chief Executive at Exchange Chambers said:

“As a Chambers, we are also looking forward to building ties with Northumbria and exploring opportunities for Northumbria students.”

John Jones QC has already delivered his first lecture, focusing on Unexplained Wealth Orders which allow (if established) for the confiscation of property without proving criminality, by reversing the burden of proof.  The lecture was extremely well received, sparking excellent discussion amongst students and staff.

John Jones QC is a highly acclaimed silk with over 38 years’ experience at the Bar, 19 of which have been in Silk.  He is widely acknowledged as a ‘go-to’ advocate for major heavyweight cases and is recommended year after year in Chambers UK and the Legal 500.

Highly sought after, he has been involved in some of the most high-profile cases in the country. An incisive advocate, he is known for his formidable ability in the courtroom.