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 by solicitors and insurers 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 involved in a wide range of disputes relating to private and commercial properties. He has particular experience of dealing with possession disputes, injunctive relief and extensions to leaseholds.

He approaches cases with an understanding of the needs of clients and the emotional and practical impact of court action, 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

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 and contract matters. He has a clear, easy to understand and practical approach and draws on his past business experiences to fully understand his clients’ 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

Divorce & Matrimonial Finance

Samuel is regularly instructed to deal with matters following divorce, to act at all stages of proceedings from FDA to FDR and final hearings. He takes an objective, yet sensitive approach to resolving his clients’ issues, taking time to build a relationship and understand their needs and objectives. However, whilst taking a sensitive approach to his clients’ situations, he is also developing a reputation for robust representation in Court.

Samuel Davis' Testimonials for Divorce & Matrimonial Finance

“The client has asked that I convey on his behalf his sincere thanks in respect of Sam’s handling of the case”

Ms S from Solicitors Instructing Samuel Davis – May 19