Samuel Davis

Samuel joined Chambers as a tenant in 2018, he is a popular junior and is developing a very busy and growing practice which is currently split evenly between broad civil work, private child and financial remedy cases.

Samuel is regularly instructed by solicitors and local authorities in multi-track claims in the county courts and the High Court on a range of areas including property litigation, injunctive relief and personal injury claims. He also has dealt with a number of detailed costs assessments

Samuel is a very popular junior who has developed a busy practice covering a wide range of civil disputes, private child and financial remedy cases.

The Legal 500 recommends Samuel as a rising star in child law (public and private), stating that ‘Samuel is a fearless and impressive advocate in court. He is unafraid to give robust advice and is empathic with clients, with whom he quickly builds rapport.’

Samuel is regularly instructed by solicitors and local authorities in complex claims in the County Courts and the High Court in matters ranging from property disputes, injunction applications and personal injury claims. He has also appeared before the SCCO and acted in Judicial Review proceedings.

Samuel has a busy paperwork practice and is regularly instructed to advise on civil and family matters or to draft pleadings.

Samuel has a varied family practice and has experience dealing with Children Act proceedings involving complex facts and serious allegations of domestic abuse. He has particular expertise in parental alienation proceedings and is regularly instructed in such cases. He recently obtained an order for an interim change of residence and a suspension of contact in a case involving parental alienation.

Samuel also appears in financial remedy proceedings, including cases with international or cross-jurisdictional element.

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

 

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.

Articles by Samuel Davis

Samuel Davis Successfully Opposes a Number of Applications in the High Court and Obtains Two Totally Without Merit Certifications in a Case Whose Litigation Background Stretches Back Over 30 Years

Samuel Davis, representing the Respondent, successfully opposed a number applications in the High Court, including an application for a freezing injunction and obtained two totally without merit certifications. The judgment can be found here Re Q June 2021 FINAL[1] and on Bailii here. The Case has featured in a Family Law Week Update and on Continue reading

Samuel Davis' Testimonials for Divorce & Matrimonial Finance

From my client’s perspective – Sam, is an exceptional barrister. He built a natural rapport with the client and she was impressed with the way he handled the hearing and the Judge, she would highly recommend him.

From my perspective, Sam picked this case up at the very end of the matter and he did so with ease, he grasped all the relevant issues without difficulty, he was able to quickly build a rapport with the client and their trust. Sam as always was thoroughly prepared. I do not think I could have picked a better barrister for this matter and this client.

I could go on to say that he clearly has a natural ability and whilst putting his points across firmly to the court, he does so with respect and grace. Therefore he doesn’t antagonise the court. He has a presence and gravitas which belies his age.

Everyone just loves him.

Mrs G from Solicitors Instructing Samuel Davis – May 2021

Sam was amazing – he really had a full grasp of the matters at hand, and was very professional.  100% would use his services again, and have recommended him to others

Solicitor Instructing Samuel Davis – April 2021

“Position statement was very good and thorough and Samuel was excellent, both on his feet and with client.”

Ms B from Solicitors Instructing Samuel Davis – November 20

Children - Private Law (CAP)

Samuel has a varied family practice and has experience dealing with Children Act proceedings involving complex facts and serious allegations of domestic abuse.

He has particular expertise in parental alienation proceedings and is regularly instructed in such cases by solicitors and on a direct access basis.

He recently obtained an order for an interim change of residence and a suspension of contact in a case involving parental alienation.

Articles by Samuel Davis

Vaccination Disputes – A Reminder

Specific issue applications under the Children Act 1989 can be broad ranging and are frequently the source of significant points of contention between parties. Vaccination disputes between parents (where one parent wants a child to receive a particular vaccine and the other objects) are often hotly contested and the Courts are forced to make a Continue reading

Samuel Davis' Testimonials for Children - Private Law (CAP)

I wanted to let you know how pleased Mr G was with the outcome of the hearing yesterday.  He spoke very highly of Sam’s client care, professionalism and his advocacy skills and wanted me to pass on his sincerest thanks to Sam for yesterday.

Mr G from Solicitors instructing Samuel Davis – March 2021