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.

Personal Injury

Huw is regularly instructed on behalf of both claimants and defendants covering all areas of personal injury including workplace accidents, industrial diseases (including respiratory, vibration and hearing loss matters), road traffic accidents, occupier liability claims, product liability and inquests.

He has experience dealing with very high value catastrophic injury cases and regularly settles multi-million pound counter-schedules on behalf of insurer clients.

A significant proportion of his work involves instructions on behalf of local councils and companies involved in public authority works.

Additional experience in relation to fraudulent claims (in particular low velocity impact claims and deliberately staged accidents), credit hire and related insurance issues.

Recent claims of interest include:

Healy v Collins – successful compromise of a claim on behalf of defendant client. The claim involved a claim by the family of the deceased who committed suicide a year following a road traffic collision. Complicated issues of causation arose as to the effect of the index accident to the subsequent suicide, as well as issues as to quantification of losses flowing from the suicide.

Harvey v Amey – compromise of a claim following amputation of a number of fingers following work on the railway lines. The claim raised difficult issues as to the application of the Ogden Tables where the claimant remained in employment with little risk to his employment but would be considered to be disabled.

Priestley v Hertfordshire County Council –  Successful defence of a historic Part 36 offer in a quantum trial.

Fraser v Concrete Repairs Ltd– Successful defence in an industrial disease claim brought against defendant client.

Mills v Amey Ltd – Successful quantum trial on behalf of Defendant where C fell over £1 million short of a historic part 36 offer made on behalf of the Defendant.

Davies v James – Led by Aland Jeffreys QC on behalf of the Defendant in a catastrophic injury claim.

Styche v Bausek – Successful claim on behalf of a Claimant following significant injuries arising from a horse riding accident, with both liability and quantum in dispute.

Gardner v Amey Plc – Successful defence following accident at work claim.

Keefe v Tarbox v Fereday – Successful compromise on behalf of Claimant in running down accident suffering significant brain injuries.

Pettigrove v Lock Bros – Settlement of claim for significant head and brain injuries following accident at work.

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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.