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Emma Jones


Emma runs the team working on the contaminated blood inquiry 

Emma Jones joined Leigh Day in October 2000.  She completed one year of her training contract at the specialist mental health firm Scott-Moncrieff Harbour and Sinclair and one year at Leigh Day. 

Emma spent six months training with Sarah Leigh and then moved to the human rights department.  She qualified in October 2002 and remained a member of the human rights department until March 2007.  She then moved to Mind, the mental health charity, where she was head of legal.

Emma returned to the human rights department at Leigh Day in September 2009, at which time she worked on bringing the Stafford Hospital group claims.  She now specialises in human rights claims against treatment and care individuals receive in hospitals, schools and in social care settings, false imprisonment and assault claims, actions against the police and public law challenges.

Emma runs the team working on the contaminated blood inquiry and represents over 260 core participants.  She is also running an Equality Act/Human rights claim in relation to the difference in the ex-gratia payments provided to those who contracted HCV as a result of receiving contaminated blood and those who contracted HIV.

What the directories say

Emma is incredibly committed to her clients; she has huge experience and is a very safe pair of hands.

Chambers and partners 2024

Legal expertise  

Emma has been instructed on cases such as:

  • Group claims against Trusts such as Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (over 150 individuals) arguing breaches of patients human rights and in negligence in respect of their treatment and care
  • Individual claims arising from poor treatment and care older individuals have received in hospitals or social care settings
  • A group action on behalf of children who received poor treatment and care whilst pupils at a residential school
  • A challenge against the CPS in relation to the dropping of charges of the rape of a girl with ASD
  • Cases in which women have been unlawfully detailed in Yarlswood IRC and received poor medical treatment
  • Inquests that raise Article 2 issues
  • Claims on behalf of school children whose human rights have been breached
  • Cases arising out of local authorities failure to use their s20 powers correctly
  • Equality Act group claim on behalf of 300 individuals who received contaminated blood through NHS treatment.


Emma is a member of APIL, a member of the Human Rights Lawyers Association and the NAS legal network group.

What our clients say

Emma Jones and her team provided an exemplary service from start to finish, keeping me updated throughout the process and to its conclusion

Gillian Sexton, via Trustpilot

Emma Jones in the news

  • Families sue government for failing to protect care homes from Covid BBC 25.8.23
  • Gosport hospital drug deaths: Three fresh inquests ordered Times 28.6.23
  • Grieving families want Hillsborough-style inquest for 'biggest NHS scandal ever' Mirror 27.6.23
  • Victims and families call for prosecutions as contaminated blood inquiry nears end Guardian 16.1.23
  • Family of victims of Tory Covid care home mistake could be set for £200m Mirror 30.4.22


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Whittington Health NHS Trust settles claim for negligent treatment of Second World War veteran

A son has settled a claim against Whittington Health NHS Trust after his father was deprived of vital medication for more than 40 hours.

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Gosport War Memorial Hospital: Nineteen suspects identified by Kent Police Operation Magenta investigation into deaths

The lawyer representing families who are seeking inquests into the deaths of loved ones at Gosport War Memorial Hospital has voiced their concern that 19 suspects have been identified through a Kent Police investigation into what happened at the hospital between 1987 and 2001.

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Hepatitis C Trust Infected Blood Blood transfusion

Lawyers representing hundreds of infected and affected families and the Hepatitis C Trust make final submissions to Infected Blood Inquiry

Emma Jones and Beatrice Morgan who represent hundreds of families infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal and the Hepatitis C Trust have made final submissions to the Infected Blood Inquiry On Tuesday 31 January and Wednesday 1 February 2023.