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Andrew Davis

Call 1996

"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)

Commercial & IT

Andrew acts in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has acted in a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes in the Court of Appeal, Commercial Court, Mercantile Court, Queen’s Bench Division, Technology and Construction Court and County Courts.

More notable recent claims include those arising out of the sale and supply of goods and services, claims brought by and against estate agents and employment agencies and recovery claims. He acted for Foxtons in OFT v Foxtons (the Renewal Commission test case) prior to litigation, in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal. He has provided commercial advice to others in respect of the consumer protection legislation and the enforceability of terms. He has also recently acted in a multi-million pound international pharmaceutical product licensing dispute, which involved contentious issues (including jurisdiction) and non-contentious issues, including the drafting of replacement agreements and settlement agreements.

Non-contentious work includes drafting, advising on proposed contractual wordings and advising on appropriate steps to be taken in ‘pre-emptive’ commercial issues.

In relation to IT claims, he has experience in a wide variety of claims including cases involving consulting, hardware and software provisioning and integration (including complex systems). These have ranged from small IT consultancy / provisioning contracts to multi-million pound IT integration contracts. Having a background in IT before the Bar, he has a particular interest in claims with an IT, scientific or technical nature.

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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


“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 UK Bar 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 UK Bar 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 UK Bar 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

“He is fantastically responsive. Just what a solicitor in this field needs nowadays.”

Legal 500 2015

“He is adept at handling complications in already high-value claims, and is good on cases with elements of fraud.”

Chambers & Partners 2014


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