Samuel Davis

Having joined Chambers as a tenant in 2018, Samuel has developed a busy and growing practice covering all of Chambers’ practice areas.

He has particular expertise in civil matters and is regularly instructed on fast track and multi-track cases. His recent civil experience includes property and land issues, injunctive relief, personal injury claims and contract disputes. Samuel also has a particular interest in costs and has appeared before the SCCO as well as representing clients at cost management hearings.

Samuel has a busy paperwork practice and is regularly instructed to advise on civil and family matters or draft pleadings. When a matter is urgent, he is happy to work to tight timescales.

Samuel also represents clients in the family court and has experience dealing with Children Act and Financial Remedy proceedings.

He is able to provide advice at all stages of a case, from pre-action through to trial, the assessment of costs and enforcement.

Samuel is happy to accept instructions on a CFA basis where appropriate and is happy to travel when required.

Before coming to the bar, Samuel gained experience in a wide-ranging role at a leading litigation firm in London where he worked on a number of complex and high value commercial cases.

Whilst studying, he was involved in pro bono work for the University of Kent’s Kent Law Clinic and City Law School’s Company Insolvency Scheme.

Sam has helped set-up and run two companies in the past. Although he now focuses on his legal career, he believes his personal experience helps him to relate to and understand the concerns of the business owners he works with on commercial and contract matters.

Property & Land Law

Samuel is regularly instructed by tenants and landlords of private and commercial properties. He has particular experience dealing with possession disputes, injunctive relief and extensions to leaseholds. He approaches cases with an understanding of the needs of clients and is able to advise on alternative methods of resolving or settling a dispute where needed.

Articles by Samuel Davis

(Assured) Landlord and Tenant in Potential Agreement? Sweet Surrender

Once there has been a breakdown in the landlord and tenant relationship, and the landlord wants to seek possession, the default route is the instigation of formal possession proceedings. A problem that assured and assured-shorthold landlords are starting to encounter more frequently, however, is the Section 21 debarment that results from a failure to comply Continue reading

Personal Injury

Samuel has a busy personal injury practice. He is regularly instructed on a wide range of matters and acts at all stages of proceedings. He understands the needs of clients and seeks to provide an efficient service.

Articles by Samuel Davis

Credit Hire: Enforceability and Irving

Where the cost of credit hire is claimed as part of a road traffic claim issues of enforceability are invariably considered by the Court and the Defendant. The matter usually arises after cross-examination of a Claimant who gives evidence that they were told that some other party would pay any such costs before signing the Continue reading

Probate & Inheritance

Samuel is regularly instructed on probate matters and is able to give practical advice at all stages of a dispute from pre-action through to the assessment of costs.

Samuel also accepts instructions to draft, and advise on, trusts.

Contract and Commercial

Samuel accepts instructions on a wide range of matters from small claims cases through to multi-track disputes.

He is also able to advise on commercial & contract matters. He has a clear, easy to understand and practical approach and draws on his past experiences to fully understand a client’s needs.

Articles by Samuel Davis

Title: Reviewing the recent Court of Appeal decision relating to the availability of contractual rectification in cases involving a common mistake in the case of FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v Glas Trust Corporation Ltd

The Court of Appeal recently considered the availability of rectification as a remedy in cases where there is a common mistake in FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v Glas Trust Corporation Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1361. In the case the Claimant sought rectification of two deeds against the Barclays Bank plc as security agent for the Continue reading