Rachel Jones

Partner - Head of Police and Prison Law

I am a Partner and head up the firm’s police and prison law team, managing and supervising the team to ensure we provide clients with the clear direction and expertise that they need.

Tel: +44 (0)161 604 1524 Mob: +44 (0)7702 955911 Fax: +44 (0)161 603 5050



DWF LLP 1 Scott Place 2 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3AA View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 14313 Manchester Email: enquiries@dwf.law


DWF LLP 20 Fenchurch Street London EC3M 3AG View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 584 London - WT Email: enquiries@dwf.law

My Expertise

I have 20 years’ experience in Police and Prison law claims including misfeasance type claims, negligence, human rights, tagging contracts, medical malpractice, deportation issues, employers liability claims, policy issues, inquests and judicial reviews.

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I am Head of the Police and Prison Law Team at DWF. Police and Prison law is my passion and I have dedicated my entire career to this area of law. I am relentless in the pursuit of my clients’ interests and in providing my clients and their stakeholders with the best possible service.

I do this this by working closely with my clients to understand their organisation's culture, personnel, operating environment, goals and long term planning. This allows me to identify areas where DWF can add value and provide innovative legal solutions that help clients achieve their goals.  

Practicing in this area of law has given me the opportunity of working with some of the worlds’ biggest custodial services operators, a significant number of Police Forces in England and Wales and numerous individual Senior Police Officers. I have significant experience in dealing with high value, complex litigation, inquests, judicial review and high profile disputes which often attract press attention and public scrutiny.  

Although my background is Police and Prison Law I work closely with DWF's regulatory specialists on corporate manslaughter, HSE prosecutions and Serious Fraud Office issues.

Our long-standing client, Serco Ltd, said, "DWF have established themselves as a key advisor to Serco not only by being excellent lawyers but by genuinely investing in our relationship. Rachel Jones and her team across a number of specialisms have shown a great appetite for learning about our business, its challenges and opportunities and invested the time needed to develop strong relationships with our legal team and other key contacts. This approach has enabled them to develop a deep understanding of our organisation, fully grasp what it is we really want from our legal advisors and to deliver an excellent service and add great value to Serco."

The most recent edition of Chambers and Partners states, "The 'just excellent' Rachel Jones offers a broad police law expertise that includes cases of assault, misfeasance in public office, public inquiries and inquests. She recently defended private contractor Serco in a case alleging negligence, false imprisonment and assault."