Huw Davies

Huw is still my preferred Barrister, his passion for the job has not subsided in any way, in fact to this day he treats every case whether it be a straightforward public liability claim or one worth a million pounds with the same dedication and determination.

Employment

Huw practices in all areas of employment work and is a member of Chamber’s Employment group. He acts for both claimants and respondents, and regularly appears in tribunals across the country, the High Court and the Employment Appeals Tribunal. He has particular experience of discrimination claims, unfair dismissal, breach of contract and jurisdictional issues and restraint of trade.

Recent cases of interest include:

Sean Hannah Limited v Webb & Co –  interim injunctions to enforce restrictive covenants were successfully obtained against a former employee who had departed from his employment as a hairdresser with the claimant client.

Ravell v Rapier Employment Ltd – successful defence of an unfair dismissal and age discrimination claim brought by the claimant following redundancy.

Suggitt v TWM Trust Corporation – Successful defence on behalf of employer for unfair dismissal and whistleblowing.

Aguilar v Republic of Panama –  instructed  on behalf of the Republic of Panama in an application to set aside a default judgment and to strike out a claim for want of jurisdiction, raising issues of state immunity.

Stevens v London Borough of Wandsworth – successful claim on behalf of former employee unfairly dismissed for alleged gross misconduct

Elwakili v Association of Optometrists– successful compromise of a claim concerning issues of race, religious and sex discrimination

Penegar v Theydon Bois Baptist Church – claim considering the employment status of a Baptist Minister

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If you would like to instruct Huw Davies or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by senior clerk Alan Kilbey MBE. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at chambers@farrarsbuilding.co.uk

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Appointments & Memberships


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

Education & Qualifications


  • Karmel Award, Gray’s Inn
  • Prince of Wales Scholar, Gray’s Inn
  • Viscount Sankey Award, Jesus College
  • Inns of Court School of Law (1997 – 1998)
  • Diploma in Law, City University (1996 – 1997)
  • MA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Jesus College, Oxford (1993 – 1996)
  • Bishop of Llandaff High School, Cardiff

Testimonials


“Huw is still my preferred Barrister, his passion for the job has not subsided in any way, in fact to this day he treats every case whether it be a straightforward public liability claim or one worth a million pounds with the same dedication and determination.”

“I have worked with Huw on a number of different cases over the last 10 years. His expert knowledge, attention to detail and great advocacy skills never cease to impress me.”

Personal Interests


Huw sadly realised at a very young age that he would never make a professional sportsman, having two left feet and no co-ordination. He is however a fanatical Welsh rugby fan and will happily talk about rugby at length with anyone who would care to listen.

Having been brought up in Hong Kong he has retained a keen interest in travel, and will gladly take instructions from anyone willing to send him to an exotic location, though will be more than happy to attend the District Registry at Hull County Court if needs must.