Charles Davey General Information 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 Employment Personal Injury Civil Actions against the Police Costs Commercial, Chancery and Property Employment Charles has extensive contentious employment experience. He has appeared in numerous cases before Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Personal Injury Charles conducts personal injury work at all levels, including road traffic and fraud cases. His industrial disease experience includes: NIHL/WRULD Industrial deafness Vibration white finger Occupational stress Asbestos-related disease 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: a claimant repeatedly arrested, prosecuted and assaulted by his police officer neighbour a university Professor a police officer arrested on suspicion of burglary a claimant arrested under the Mental Health Act a claimant alleging misfeasance by senior officers in a Professional Standards Department in the investigation of his complaints a claimant stabbed by her former partner alleging breach of duty by the police In one claim, the jury awarded the claimant £600,000 by way of aggravated and exemplary damages. Costs 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: Landlord and tenant Boundary disputes Conveyancing disputes Sale of goods Contractual and commercial disputes Professional negligence of solicitors and surveyors Other areas 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. Memberships Employment Bar Association Languages French Personal Interests 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.