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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

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. In addition to the Reported Cases set out under the link to the left, 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 & 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 & 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.

International Claims & Jurisdiction

Andrew has extensive experience in advising and advocacy in claims regarding accidents abroad and other foreign / holiday claims, including PL, EL, occupiers’ liability, motor claims and product liability; and in respect of both UK nationals and foreign nationals (injured both in the UK and abroad). He regularly represents parties in claims of all sizes up to those of maximum severity and has experience of injuries in a number of European and non-European jurisdictions.

He is well-used to advising on the law and tactics of issues of applicable law, jurisdiction (including cases of competing / multiple jurisdiction) and appropriate forum; and in representing parties in hearings with regard to such issues.

He regularly deals with foreign law and other experts with regard to issues of liability, quantum and tactics.

He also has significant experience in respect of accidents occurring offshore, on ships, yachts and installations, both in an advisory role and at trial.

Road Traffic & 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, COSSH 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


  • Inns of Court School of Law (1995 – 1996)
  • LLB Hons, University of Birmingham (1990 – 1994)

Memberships


  • Commercial Bar Association
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Recommendations


“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

“Fully expected to go far.”

Legal 500 2014

“Instructing solicitors praise him for his balanced approach to cases.”

Chambers & Partners 2013


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