Céline Jones

Commercial Disputes

Céline has over 10 years’ experience in cross-border litigation.

Her main areas of practice are contractual disputes and fraud.

Céline leads Capital Law’s French Desk and has developed a particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional proceedings, with a particular focus on France.

She is co-founder and Chair of Le Club, a Franco-Welsh Business Forum which aims to stimulate networking, partnership development and trading opportunities between organisations with both French and Welsh links.

In 2020, she was appointed Honorary Consul of France in Wales, a multi-faceted role which brings her close to the French community in Wales. She is also Avocat Conseil auprès du Consulat Général et de l’Ambassade de France à Londres, a prestigious Legal Counsel role to the French Embassy in the UK, and the first award of its kind for a solicitor in Wales.

We have worked with Céline for many years on a range of disputes. She always offers commercially sound and practical advice and helps us to bring disputes to a prompt resolution wherever possible. I am delighted that Céline has set up Le Club. There are many people in the Cardiff business world with strong links to France. Admiral is proud to have two thriving businesses in France and we also have a number of French natives and enthusiasts working here in Cardiff. Le Club is a great way to bring all of these people together.

Dan Caunt, Company Secretary, Admiral

  • Acting for a BVI company in a multi-million-pound fraud and breach of contract claim related to the redevelopment and sale of Grosvenor Gardens House in London
  • Successfully defending a private individual in a breach of contract claim related to the redevelopment and sale of Grosvenor Gardens House in London
  • Advising a cohort of law firms on service of court proceedings in Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic relating to the Volkswagen emissions scandal
  • Acting for a high-profile football club in a multi-jurisdictional transfer dispute
  • Advising a high net worth individual on multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings (value: $12m)
  • Acting for a leading international commercial airline in a dispute against its trade union
  • Successfully defending an International Airport in a three quarter of a million-pound claim against an independent investment firm
  • International disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Fraud


  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (Nov 2021 – present)
  • Senior Associate, Capital Law Limited (Nov 2020 – Nov 2021)
  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (Apr 2019 – Oct 2020)
  • Associate, Geldards LLP (Jan 2014 – Apr 2019)
  • Solicitor, Geldards LLP (Sept 2010 – Jan 2014)


  • University of the West of England: LPC (2008 – 2010)
  • Université du Droit et de la Santé (Lille II): Master, Droit Prive, Droit Commercial, Droit des Affaires (2000 – 2006)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Avocat Conseil auprès du Consulat Général de l’Ambassade de France à Cardiff (Jul 2017 – present)
  • Honorary Consul of France in Wales (Nov 2020 – present)


  • French
  • Spanish