Sir Jonathan Jones KC


Jonathan was Treasury Solicitor and Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department (and its precursor organisation) between March 2014 and November 2020.

His previous roles include:

  • Director General, Home Office Legal Adviser’s Branch, 2012 to 2014
  • Deputy Treasury Solicitor at the Treasury Solicitor’s Department, 2009 to 2012
  • Director General of the Attorney General’s Office, 2004 to 2009
  • Legal Adviser to the Department for Education, 2002 to 2004

He is a barrister and a bencher (senior member) of Middle Temple, where he is active in training junior members of the Bar.

Previous roles in government

  • Crown's Nominee
  • HM Procurator General, Treasury Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Profession
  • Director General
  • Director General, Legal