Background

Paige Jones accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas, with particular interest in police law, inquests and inquiries, and public and administrative law.

She is instructed through the Government Legal Department’s ‘Junior Junior’ scheme.

Paige has experience advising a range of clients including police forces, government departments and individuals. Paige regularly appears in court making civil applications, such as those under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the Stalking Protection Act 2019.

Paige qualified with a first-class LLB and a distinction in her LLM in International Human Rights Law at the University of Liverpool. Paige was called to the Bar in 2021, having been marked as Outstanding in the completion of the Barrister Training Course.

Paige volunteers through Advocate.

Expertise

Paige has a strong interest in inquest work. Prior to qualification, Paige worked at a law firm in the Northwest of England, and has experience working with bereaved families in inquests, including Article 2 and jury inquests, concerning self-inflicted deaths in prison and mental health settings such as:

  • Those arising from failures in the ACCT process
  • Those arising from failures to assess under the MHA,
  • Those concerning failures to provide sufficient mental health care to service users in the community.
  • An inquest into the death of an unborn baby following the failure of a local council to maintain trees around a major road.
  • Inquests into the deaths of prison inmates who died of natural causes in which questions around the sufficiency of prison health care were raised.

Paige is being lead in an inquest into the death of a British soldier, acting on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

Paige has extensive experience of civil applications on behalf of different police forces across the country such as (a) Sexual Harm Prevention Orders, (b) Stalking Protection Orders and (c) Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 proceedings.

She also advises on civil claims against the police frequently including allegations of assault, trespass, and false imprisonment.

Paige has assisted with a broad range of claims, such as:

  • Cases  involving allegations of unlawful stop and search, including in relation to the strip searching of a teenager.
  • A case concerning allegations of malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office against the IOPC,
  • Claims for false imprisonment arising out of alleged inadequate briefings given to arresting officers
  • Claims for assault and battery/ trespass to the person following excessive use of force.

Paige also has experience in claims for damages arising out of alleged breach of the Equality Act 2010 and breaches of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Paige has experience in advising on liability and quantum in civil claims for personal injury and damages against police forces, government bodies and/or arising from inquests, including claims with Human Rights Act and Equality Act elements such as:

  • A claim against the police arising out of historic sexual abuse from a 3rd party.
  • A claim for damages following allegations of harassment and a breach of the Data Protection Act 2018/ GDPR / and Misuse of Private Information.
  • A claim for assault and battery arising out of the treatment of a prison inmate by prison staff.

 

Paige has a growing public law practice. She has strong knowledge of administrative law and equality and human rights issues.

Prior to pupillage, Paige assisted with a group claim bringing an action against the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for disability discrimination on behalf on more than 300 claimants.

She has authored a number of articles, particularly relating to civil liberties, in the Legal Action Group Magazine.

Matters relating to the retention, management, and handling of information regularly arise throughout Paige’s practice and she has advised clients on information law and data protection issues relating to the GDPR, Data Protection Acts and the Freedom of Information Act. This includes claims for breach of the Data Protection Act in the employment and prison context.

Prior to pupillage, Paige advised a national charity on delicate issues surrounding disclosure of individuals’ health status to prospective employers.

Paige has experience advising on matters of discrimination in the context of employment and the provision of public services. Paige has previously advised a national charity and individuals on delicate matters of health and disability related discrimination and, through her work at the Liverpool Law Clinic, created an employment law information pack for parents of children with long term care needs at Alder Hey Hospital.

Paige has authored a number of articles in the Discrimination Law Association Briefings including:

  • ‘Alfred McConnell & YY Registrar General for E&W; SS Health and Social Care; Minister for Women and Equalities; SS Home Dept & Aire Centre’ A Case Analysis, Discrimination Law Association Briefings, July 2020
  • Redefining manifestly without reasonable foundation, very weighty reasons and compensation JD & A v UK European Court of Human Rights, Case Nos 32949/17, 34614/1, Discrimination Law Association Briefings, October 2019

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Education & Qualifications

  • 2013 – 2017: LLB in International Law from Nottingham Law School (First Class)
  • 2017-2018: LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Liverpool (Distinction)
  • 2020 – 2021: Barrister Training Course (Outstanding) at BPP University
  • 2021: Called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Scholarships / Awards

  • 2017: John Lennon Memorial Scholarship (for academic achievement and commitment to social justice)
  • 2018-2019: Pegasus Access and Support Scheme – Inner Temple
  • 2020: Exhibition Award – Inner Temple
  • 2020: Excellence Award – BPP University
  • 2020: Career Commitment Scholarship – BPP University
  • 2021: Winner of the National Speed Mooting Competition.

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