Charles is an experienced civil practitioner of depth and diversity and is popular as a confident, robust and skilful advocate who enjoys a challenge. He is based in Hertfordshire and enjoys a varied practice which takes him nationwide.
Charles is accredited to undertake Public Access work and authorised to conduct litigation. His litigation portfolio includes actions against the police.
Areas of law
Charles has extensive contentious employment experience. He has appeared in numerous cases before Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Charles conducts personal injury work at all levels, including road traffic and fraud cases. His industrial disease experience includes:
Civil Actions against the Police
Charles has advised and represented many clients in claims arising out of alleged police misconduct or negligence. In recent years, his clients have included:
In one claim, the jury awarded the claimant £600,000 by way of aggravated and exemplary damages.
Charles is regularly instructed in costs matters for both paying and receiving parties, including in Senior Court Costs Office cases.
Commercial, Chancery & Property
Charles practises in contentious work, including:
In addition to his key areas, Charles has a wealth of experience and accepts instructions in most common law areas, including contract, credit hire (Defendant), consumer law, and insolvency. He has also been instructed in professional regulatory work before the General Medical Council.
Charles is married with three children. He is a keen French speaker and Francophile, having met his wife in Paris and having lived in France for several years. He has written several books about living and working in France.
“"....extremely satisfied with you (Charles Davey) and would certainly recommend you as a Barrister .... None compare to your professional and courteous manner."”
Lay client Bank manager in relation to compromise agreement
“Thank you (Charles Davey) for your excellent professional advice and assistance in dealing with this difficult matter. ”
Lay client Television presenter in employment matter
“I wanted to write and take this opportunity to thank you (Charles Davey) for all your kind help and support ...I truly feel that if you had not picked up on this case we would still be waiting. I hope you can be of assistance in the future, it has been a pleasure speaking with you. ”
Lay client Employment Agent in fees dispute
“Thank you again, Charles (Davey) for your companionship through this matter. ”
Michael Public Access client, solicitor negligence dispute