James Davies

James Davies

Membership Status: Mediator

Results and Memberships

Member Level: Junior Mediator Member Type: Non-exclusive Member

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General Information

James is a pragmatic and effective mediator. He has over 20 years experience of working with, and solving problems for, SMEs and family businesses. He trained as a chartered accountant before joining the Bar in 2004 where he now practices at one of the leading commercial and chancery sets in the fields of property, company law/ shareholder disputes and trusts & estates. His commercial insight and collaborative style of working meant that training as a mediator was a logical step. He qualified in 2016 and is a registered associate mediator with the Civil Mediation Council. His mediation specialisms include:

- Accountants' fees disputes

- Contracts

- Professional negligence involving accountants

- Business sale agreements

- Director/ Shareholder Disputes

- Insolvency and misfeasance claims

- Loans 

- Property (including boundary disputes)

James has in depth legal knowledge, acting as the specialist sub-editor of three chapters of the Encyclopaedia of Professional Partnerships (farming, accountancy, and surveyors) . He is a now a Fellow of ICAEW and an full member of STEP having recently completed the STEP Advanced Certificates in Trusts Disputes and UK Tax for International Clients. His legal expertise is coupled with a strong analytical approach and grasp of detail, particularly with figures. This technical and commercial expertise enables James to bring fresh perspectives to the mediation. He helps the parties identify their interests and work towards them, identifying practical solutions. In 2021 he was appointed a Deputy District Judge assigned to the Midland Circuit. 



  • Date

    Nature of dispute


  • Shareholder
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Shareholder Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Shareholder Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial - dispute over loan
    Outcome: Settled
  • Insolvency and directors' misfeasance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial - Dispute over sale of accountancy business
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial and Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled


  • Insurance Provider BMIF
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 31 March 2024
  • Level of Cover 2000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider ADRg
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 15 May 2015
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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