Tim Jones is Managing Partner of Freshfields' London office and responsible for co-ordination of the firm’s eight practice groups across London, and the interaction of the London office with the rest of the firm. He specialises in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, and other corporate work. He was previously managing partner of the London corporate practice.
Born in 1957, he has been a partner since 1990. He speaks English, French and Spanish and was educated at Wadham College, Oxford. He is a member of Freshfields' Community and Pro Bono Committee which oversees the firm's broad range of activities in the areas of homelessness, social exclusion and education.
Tim also chairs the London Steering Group of Business Action on Homelessness, which brings together the expertise of the private and voluntary sectors to run the Ready for Work scheme, offering work placements, mentoring and support to people from disadvantaged groups. A number of major companies participate offering placements and the involvement of their staff.
Freshfields is a long time member of Business Action on Homelessness and runs a scheme which has offered work placements to over 150 people from disadvantaged groups.