Professor Paul Davies to join Essex Court Chambers

31 October, 2019

Essex Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Paul Davies, Professor of Commercial Law at University College London, has accepted an invitation to join Chambers in 2020 in order to develop an expert advisory and advocacy practice at the Bar in combination with his academic work.

Professor Davies has already established an unrivalled reputation as an academic private lawyer. His work has often been cited in academic texts, practitioner treatises, and judgments of appellate courts in England and overseas. His work has been relied upon in leading appellate decisions on the implication of terms (Marks & Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd [2015] UKSC 72 [24], [64]), rectification of contracts (FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v Glas Trust Corporation Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 1361 [129], [144], [174]) and dishonest assistance (Group Seven Ltd v Notable Services LLP [2019] EWCA 614 [101]-[102]). His monograph Accessory Liability won the main 2018 Inner Temple Book Prize, was the joint second prize winner of the 2015 Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship, and was shortlisted for the St Petersburg International Legal Forum Private Law Prize 2018. He is also the author of two popular student textbooks (on Contract and Equity & Trusts) and is a contributing editor to both Chitty on Contracts and Snell’s Equity.

David Foxton QC, head of Essex Court Chambers, said that it was a pleasure to welcome Paul Davies to Chambers. “Paul Davies is an exceptional lawyer. His academic interests are an excellent fit with our work. Paul Davies has achieved a commanding presence in the fields of both commercial law and equity. His agreement to join Chambers confirms our status as a leading set in both commercial and chancery/commercial disputes”.