- Business & Commercial Law
- Property & Chancery
James Davies has a commercial practice covering a range of areas. His experience extends to factoring agreements, guarantees, the Commercial Agent Regulations, and franchising. James has acted in a number of sales of goods disputes, with a particular emphasis on motor vehicles, both new and used and including custom built commercial vehicles and vehicles purchased under hire purchase.
James has a particular interest in SME disputes. He is the co-author of “Partnership Disputes” by Sweet & Maxwell written with solicitor and arbitrator Doctor Michael Reynolds. He advises directors and shareholders on a broad range of disputes including: unlawful dividends, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of shareholders’ agreements and unfair prejudice petitions.
James has a specialised insolvency and bankruptcy practice appearing for petitioners, debtors and officeholders.
James qualified as a Chartered Accountant before coming to the Bar and has a particular interest in disputes involving accountants where he acts for both professionals and former clients.
James accepts instructions direct from businesses, professionals and individuals under the Direct Access Scheme. He has been placed in the Legal 500 since 2012 and Chambers & Partners since 2015 for Commercial and Chancery work on the South Eastern Circuit. He is “recommended for commercial disputes and insolvency matters”.
Segar v Scott-Rees & Co.  CL 2759
Representing the Respondent firm in an appeal considering solicitor's liens in the course of active litigation where the client is unrepresented.
Everitt v Budhram  Ch 170
Representing the Responded – appeal considered the meaning of 'needs' of the bankrupt in Section 335A of the Insolvency Act along with whether the court was entitled to consider the circumstances of the making of the original bankruptcy order on an application for an order for sale.
Mastermailer v Sandison & others LTL 21/4/2011
Representing the Appellant on an appeal to the High Court Judge against the Master’s decision to order security for costs in a complex case involving serious allegations against the former directors of a public company. Consideration of the extent to which on a security for costs application the Court must assume the claim will fail. Cited in the White Book.
Howden Joinery Ltd v Brain  3999 (QB)
Representing the Respondent, as he had at trial, where James had persuaded a Recorder to cure a defect in failing to join a Part 20 Defendant by joining them under CPR 19.2. James secured the dismissal of the appeal.
BCL (Oxon) (Distinction)
ADR Group Qualified Mediator
Lord Denning Scholar (Lincolns Inn 2003)