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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)

Personal Injury & Industrial Disease

Leading Junior in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories for many years

Legal 500 Personal Injury Junior of the Year 2019, nominated for the same award Chambers and Partners 2019

Set of the Year, Legal 500 Bar Awards

Catastrophic injury claims

Andrew is very experienced in both brain and spinal injury claims. He has appeared in high profile claims which have included such issues as life expectancy (and the appropriate method for calculating of life expectancy multipliers – in particular Burton v Kingsbury and Crofts v Murton), competing care regimes, interim payments (including Eeles Schedules / Counterschedules and evidence), Ogden adjustments, local authority care provision and reverse indemnities. He regularly advises on periodical payments, including issues such as indexation and amendments to the Model Order; he has also advised extensively on issues of ‘security’ for the purposes of the Damages Act, including with regard to foreign insurers.

He is well used to the conduct, preparation and settlement of claims both with and without a leader. He regularly appears in mediations and settlement conferences. Andrew has been actively involved over the last year in the settlement of several claims with gross values in excess of £1m (as sole counsel) and one in excess of £6m.

He lectures widely on catastrophic claims and the Ogden Tables and is particularly interested in the practicalities of the law and maths of how the Tables are best implemented to each client’s advantage.

Chronic Pain and similar conditions

Andrew’s practice increasingly involves cases of chronic pain syndrome, psychologically mediated chronic pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, CRPS, somatic disorders and other related conditions, to the extent that he now has particular experience in the area. He regularly advises on and has fought a number of such claims (for both sides). He has lectured on the relevant issues and has developed significant experience in dealing with the lay and expert issues which arise and, in particular, in advising as to appropriate tactics which can be adopted / deployed.

Fatal accidents

Andrew has advised on, settled and fought a number of high value fatal accident cases, including several cases with multi-million pound dependency claims.

Employers’ liability and public liability claims

He undertakes the full range of claims including claims against local authorities and public services, occupiers’ liability, manual handling, workplace accidents, workplace stress, workplace bullying, defective work equipment and highway tripping accidents. He also regularly advises on related insurance issues.

Jurisdiction and International Claims

Andrew has extensive experience in advising and advocacy in cases of accidents abroad and accidents in this jurisdiction involving foreign nationals. Such claims have covered a very wide spectrum of issues, including jurisdiction, applicable law, liability and quantum in claims of all values.

Road Traffic and Fraud

He has wide experience in cases of all values and complexities, including those involving expert reconstruction evidence. He has regularly advised in respect of the compulsory insurance scheme, the MIB (both uninsured and untraced drivers) and issues of liability, insurance and jurisdiction in international cases. He regularly advises in cases (RTA and other claims) suspected of involving fraud and lectures widely on surveillance and fraud issues.

Industrial Disease

Andrew is experienced in industrial disease claims, including Noise Induced Hearing Loss, mesothelioma, WRULD, VWF, HAVS, asthma, COSHH and dermatitis.

Andrew has also undertaken and still undertakes claims involving product liability, in particular claims arising out of product design, and claims under the Criminal Injuries Compensation schemes.

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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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