James Davies

James Davies has a civil practice specialising in commercial and chancery matters. He appears regularly in the County Court and the High Court on interlocutory applications and appeals as well as fast track and multi-track trials. 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. His commercial practice extends to shareholders and share purchase disputes, along with insolvency, both personal and corporate. His probate practice includes contentious and non-contentious work, including contentious probate, claims for breach of fiduciary duty, applications to remove personal representatives, statutory wills and 1975 Act claims.
Contributed to

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Practice and procedure—mediation—contentious trusts and estates
Practice Note

This Practice Note, written by James Davies of 3PB Barristers, explains the mediation process including the best time to undertake the mediation of a trust or probate dispute, the parties to the mediation, the role of the mediator and what to expect on the day of the mediation. It also covers the structure and mechanics of the mediated settlement.

The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016—Part 5: Members’ voluntary winding-up [Archived]
Practice Note

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with James Davies at 3 Paper Buildings, is one of a series of Practice Notes, and describes Part 5 of the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, SI 2016/1024 in relation to members’ voluntary winding-up (also know as members’ voluntary liquidation or MVLs). This Practice Note summarises what changes to procedure and practice will apply to members’ voluntary winding-up following the coming into force of the new rules on 6 April 2017, and also identifies where there are no changes to pre-commencement practice and procedure other than new rule numbers. This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016—Part 6: Creditors’ voluntary winding-up [Archived]
Practice Note

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with James Davies at 3 PB Barristers, is one of a series of Practice Notes, and describes Part 6 of the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, SI 2016/1024 in relation to creditors voluntary winding-up (CVL). This Practice Note summarises what changes to procedure and practice will apply to CVLs following the coming into force of the new rules on 6 April 2017, and also identifies where there are no changes to pre-commencement practice and procedure other than new rule numbers. This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Member of R3, STEP Affiliate
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

Panel

  • Specialist Panel

Education

  • BCL (Oxon)
  • BA (Hons) Jurisprudence (Oxon)
  • FCA

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