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Oscar Davies

Oscar undertakes a broad range of civil work, including commercial, employment, property and personal injury.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Oscar worked in Luxembourg at the European Court of Justice as a trainee/stagiaire to Judge Christopher Vajda, with the assistance of the Sir Joseph Priestley Award from Inner Temple.

Further information

Qualifications

  • BPTC LLM (Very Competent) – City, University of London
  • GDL (Commendation) – City, University of London
  • French and History BA (First Class Honours with Distinction in spoken French) – King’s College London, with an exchange in Paris at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, and in Quebec at the Université Laval.

Scholarships and Prizes

  • Sir Joseph Priestley Award (2018), Inner Temple
  • Daniel Lett Scholarship, awarded in 2016 and 2017 for GDL and BPTC years, Christ’s Hospital
  • John Taylor Book Prize (2014), King’s College London

Languages

  • French (fluent)

Pro Bono

Oscar provides advice and representation pro bono via Advocate, the Bar’s national charity that helps members of public find free legal help from barristers.

Oscar is committed to enabling social mobility at the Bar.  They are a mentor at Bridging the Bar, an organisation which helps those from under-represented backgrounds gain access the Bar. Oscar is also involved in FreeBar, an organisation which aims to promote diversity and inclusivity of LGBT+ members and staff at the Bar.

Direct Access

Oscar is authorised to accept instructions directly from lay clients, under the Bar Council’s direct public access scheme.

Oscar provides advice, written or oral, on all aspects of employment law, including unfair dismissal, victimisation and different types of discrimination. They have advised employers and employees on a number of matters arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oscar has experience in the employment tribunal in both preliminary hearings and trials, and recently represented a claimant concerning whether his political belief could be considered a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.

Oscar also has experience in pensions work. During pupillage, Oscar assisted in the Safeway Ltd v Newton [2018] appeal, following its reference to the ECJ on the retrospective levelling down and equalisation of pension benefits. They have worked on a case involving the Pension Protection Fund and its operation vis-à-vis EU law.

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