James Davies

Year of Call 2009

General Profile

James joined Chambers in October 2011 following the successful completion of his pupillage and accepts instructions in all areas in which Chambers specialises. James read law at undergraduate level at Exeter University and studied for a Master en Droit Européen at the University of Rennes, before being called to the Bar in 2009. Prior to joining Chambers, James undertook a LLM in corporate law at University College London.



Areas of Emphasis


Insolvency - all aspects of both corporate and individual insolvency, including all stages of winding-up and bankruptcy, rescission and setting aside statutory demands

Commercial chancery - all aspects of commercial litigation, applications, construction of contracts, sale of goods, partnership and guarantees

General chancery and company - all aspects of company law, family provision, wills and trusts

Property - all aspects including conveyancing, mortgages / charges, easements and restrictive covenants

Landlord and tenant - residential and business, possession, secured and assured tenancies



Career and Education


International Corporate Rescue Award for Excellence, 2010

Sunley Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn, 2010

LLM Corporate Law (Distinction), University College London, 2009 – 2010

Called to the Bar, Lincoln’s Inn, 2009

Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent), BPP London, 2008 – 2009

Thomas More Bursary, Lincoln’s Inn, 2008

Master en Droit Européen, Université de Rennes I, 2007 – 2008

Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn, 2007

LLB European (French) (Hons), University of Exeter, 2004 – 2007





The Nature and Scope of the Anti-Deprivation Rule in the English Law of Insolvency – Part One (2011) 8 Int. C.R. 155

The Nature and Scope of the Anti-Deprivation Rule in the English Law of Insolvency – Part Two (2011) 8 Int. C.R. 231