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Andrew Davis QC

Call 1996 • QC 2021

“He is very tough and a good, forensic barrister.”; “His technical ability and attention to detail are very impressive and he is always on top of his game.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2021)

Insurance & Reinsurance

He regularly deals with policy and coverage disputes of all types whether as freestanding claims (including declaratory relief) or forming part of commercial, construction or personal injury disputes.

Other than policy interpretation, issues have included non-disclosure, late (and non) notification, rights and duties of insurers in respect of (and against) their policyholders, fraud and brokers’ duties. He acts for both insurers and policyholders in claims of all values, both alone and with a Leader. He has a particular specialisation in the insurance aspects of the compulsory motor insurance provisions both in the UK and the EU.

He has also advised in relation to claims before the Financial Ombudsman Service.

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  • (1990 – 1994) University of Birmingham, LLB Hons
  • (1994 – 1995) University of Manchester, Part-time law tutor and research into the ethics and law of foetal research
  • (1995 – 1996) Inns of Court School of Law


  • Personal Injury Bar Association (Executive Committee member and Membership Officer)
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

He is an accredited advocacy trainer, teaching advocacy at Gray’s Inn.


“Undoubtedly one of the standout senior juniors in personal injury.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is very tough and a good, forensic barrister.”; “His technical ability and attention to detail are very impressive and he is always on top of his game.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He’s incredible on his feet in court and is really good at producing strong summaries for clients.” “Very good on detail, manages experts and evidence adroitly, drives decent outcomes and is a very good advocate.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“His attention to detail on complex jurisdictional matters is second to none.”

Legal 500, 2020

“He is always in control and never shies away from a challenge”

Legal 500, 2019

“He is extremely knowledgeable in this field and has a good, clear advocacy style…He takes an analytical approach to everything he does, marrying top-notch technical ability with a mastery of technology to ensure that clients have everything they could possibly require.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“Andrew has a brain the size of Canada and excellent knowledge. He is always happy to assist and very good with clients. He has significant experience on issues of applicable law and is a joy to instruct. He has achieved exceptional results for us.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“He’s extremely bright, cuts through the issues quickly and is extremely good in court…He is disarmingly charming, bright, able and a wonderful negotiator.”

Chambers & Partners, 2017

“He is very good on cases where machinery failure causes injury.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“Quite simply the best communicator with his instructing solicitor.”

Legal 500, 2016

“He has detailed knowledge of the application of the Brussels Regulation and Rome II.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

“He’s very clever and hard-working, and impresses both in conference and on paper.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

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