Biography of Hugh Davey
Hugh Davey has been in private practice as a litigation solicitor for over 30 years. He trained with City of London firm, Bird & Bird and worked in the City for over 10 years, finally as a Partner of Druces & Attlee (now Druces). In 1992 he moved his litigation practice to the large regional firms, Foot Anstey. Subsequently, for over five years he was a Partner and Head of the Litigation at the Taunton office of Clarke Willmott.
In 2006 Hugh founded, and is Managing Partner of, Fleet Solicitors LLP, a niche specialist Litigation and Dispute Resolution law firm. In the next 10 years the business has grown with offices in Bristol, Cheltenham and London. He has a very varied practice which includes Professional Negligence, Insurance Litigation, Contract Litigation, Contesting Wills and Property Litigation. He has been recognised in Chambers and Partners as one of the leading lawyers in the country. Over the years he has had a number of reported cases both in the High Court and County Court. Unusually he has always has a wide client base from individuals through to large international corporates.
In his professional negligence work he has brought claims against the full spectrum of professionals including insurance brokers, surveyors, architects, accountants, financial advisers and other firms of solicitors and barristers.
As well as dealing with cases in the County Court and High Court and Arbitrations, many of his cases are resolved by Mediation. Hugh is an accredited Mediator. He has given evidence in court on behalf of clients and has acted as an expert witness for HMRC.
Hugh regularly writes for professional publications and newspapers. He has sat on various Court Users Committees and the Litigation Committee of the Devon and Exeter Law Society. He is a member of the Law Society, the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association and the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists.
Hugh lectures on the aspects of litigation and management of legal firms. This includes internal seminars to clients and their staff, and externally. He has lectured on the presentation of evidence in court and expert witness training for the well known expert witness trainers, Bond Solon (now part of CLT) and on a range of subjects for GC Legal Training.