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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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Civil/Insurance Fraud

Andrew has long experience of dealing with claims which include or potentially include issues of veracity, exaggeration and fraud. His whole approach to claims in which he is instructed includes providing tactical advice as to existing and future evidence and other steps open to his instructing party, including the most appropriate time to take such steps and when to disclose any resulting evidence.

He always considers such issues as a matter of course in each claim he deals with and regularly advises on particular approaches to evidence so as to mask the investigations whilst protecting insurers’ position, protecting the position in respect of any evidence which may be produced, as well as protecting the position of his instructing party’s expert witnesses.

He is used to advising as to the need for covert techniques when required and is sensitive to insurers’ needs in that regard. He is used to dealing with and advising on legal, evidential and tactical issues of veracity, exaggeration and fraud and appropriate counter-measures. It assists that he is well-versed in IT matters.

He lectures regularly on the law, practice and appropriate tactics in relation to fraud, surveillance and related issues. His experience extends to such issues in claims of varying values, both before and at trial. He also regularly advises on and deals with the costs issues arising from fraud cases, including Part 36 protection, QOCS and Wasted Costs applications.

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Qualifications


  • (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

Memberships


  • 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.

Recommendations


“A very perceptive and intelligent barrister. He is incredibly helpful and approachable and has a sound and commercial mind. He also makes his clients feel reassured and in very safe hands in the cut and thrust of litigation.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Andrew is an extremely sophisticated and effective operator.”

Legal 500, 2022

“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


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