Emily Davies

Emily’s practice divides between personal injury and property work. She undertakes work in all aspects of personal Injury work for both Claimants and Defendants. Her property practice covers a full range of work with a particular focus on residential property and disputes as to beneficial interests in property and other interests in land.

Emily is regularly instructed in costs related matters.

Further information


  • Queen Mother’s scholarship and Blackstone Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple 1999
  • LLB Law with French, Cardiff University, 1st class honours
  • Diplome d’Etude Juridiques, Universite de Poitiers, France


  • French / English bilingual


  • PIBA
  • SHLA
  • FLBA


Emily worked for the North Wales Tribunal of Inquiry into Child Abuse chaired by Sir Ronald Waterhouse prior to undertaking her training.

Pro Bono – On Thursdays she provides advice on matters of landlord and tenant to French speakers in London through an organisation called Consultations Gratuites.


France and its fantastic cuisine. The mountains, skiing and snowboarding. Tennis and many other outdoor activities.

Landlord and tenant and housing:

Emily’s practice covers all aspects of landlord and tenant and housing work with a particular emphasis on social housing related matters including all aspects of possession proceedings, nuisance and anti social behaviour, unlawful sub-letting, public law defences, disability discrimination succession, right to buy, trespass, disrepair and housing management. Emily regularly acts for social landlords and advises in relation to housing management issues, lease agreements, competing rights between landlords, long leases, right to buy, service charges and forfeiture.

Beneficial interests and other interests in property:

Emily regularly advises and represents clients in disputes between co-owners and claims for beneficial (or other) interests in land including claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, Inheritance Act claims, priority of interests in land and claims for ancillary relief.

In addition Emily continues to represent clients in all aspects of family law and in particular claims for ancillary relief or involving quasi-matrimonial finance.

Work recently undertaken:

  • Inheritance Act claims by cohabitees.
  • Co-ownership disputes, equitable accounting in respect of investment properties, powers of the court under TOLATA.
  • Cohabitee claims under TOLATA and estoppel.
  • Ancillary relief and financial relief for unmarried couples in respect of children.
  • Regularly appears in civil and family courts and RTMs.

*This barrister is authorised to practice in England & Wales. Click here to search on the Bar Standards Board Barristers’ Register.

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Napier Miles

Napier Miles

Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Call: 1989

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