James Davies is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2012/13 for his expertise in the South Eastern Circuit for his Commercial and Chancery expertise at the Bar. "3PB’s James Davies is ‘very approachable and quickly grasps the facts of the case at an early stage’. He is recommended for insolvency matters."
James Davies has a civil practice specialising in commercial, chancery and property matters. He appears regularly in the County Court and the High Court on interlocutory applications as well as fast track and multi-track trials. Further details of his specialist areas of practice can be found under his Commercial Group and Property & Chancery Group profiles.
Before coming to the Bar James qualified as a Chartered Accountant. His professional practice included the audit of family owned companies (in particular construction businesses) and professional partnerships. James continues to remain up to date with industry developments and is able to apply his commercial experience to many of his cases.
James is a lecturer at Hertford College, University of Oxford, where he teaches tort to undergraduates and postgraduates. James contributed to the Bar Council response to the DCA Consultation Paper “The Law on Damages”. The Bar Council team was led by one of our then Heads of Chambers Tim Lamb QC (now His Honour Judge Tim Lamb QC) and recently worked on the Chancery Bar Association’s response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on “Solving Disputes in the County Court”.
Everitt v Budhram  Ch 170
the meaning of 'needs' of the bankrupt in Section 335A of the Insolvency Act along with whether the court was entitled to consider the circumstances of the making of the original bankruptcy order on an application for an order for sale
Segar v Scott-Rees & Co.  CL 2759
solicitor's liens in the course of active litigation.
BCL (Oxon) (Distinction)
Lord Denning Scholar (Lincolns Inn 2003)