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Emma Jones

Partner

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.

I personally would like to thank you for the advocacy you do on behalf of powerless and so often helpless people who have been violated whilst at their most vulnerable. You make a worthwhile contribution to our world, there is more justice in it because of you."

Client of Emma Jones

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.

Memberships

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

Accreditations

News Article
TJ Pimm
Human rights Inquests

NHS Trust admits it refused to help suicidal man because of arrest warrant

The family of a man who took his own life the day after he was refused a mental health assessment in a hospital accident and emergency department have received a settlement from Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

News Article
Carer With Elderly Woman
Care homes Covid-19

High court ruling could pave the way for care home covid compensation claims

Human rights lawyers at law firm Leigh Day are investigating possible compensation claims for families who lost loved ones in care homes during the pandemic following a high court ruling earlier this week. It is thought that if such a claim were successful it could lead to one of the biggest group actions of its kind.

News Article
Royal Courts Of Justice
Human rights Abuse claims Care homes

High Court rules woman can continue human rights case on behalf of family friend

The High Court has ruled that a woman is able to continue her claim on behalf of a lifelong family friend who has died, after dismissing in part an application by the defendant to strike out the claim.

News Article
Human rights Human rights abuses judicial review inquests

Families secure inquests into deaths of loved ones at Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Four families have secured permission for inquests into the deaths of loved ones who died while in the care of shamed Gosport War Memorial Hospital. The families are now hoping that others will now join them in the call for a Hillsborough-style inquest.