Carol Davies (1995)

Barrister  |  Deputy Head of Chambers

Carol was called to the Bar in 1995 having initially had a career in banking and insurance. She undertook her pupillage in Leicester with Steven Gasztowicz Q.C and started her practicing career in the Midlands before relocating to Southampton in 2002 to join College Chambers. Carol’s practice has always been a mix of civil and family law with willingness to learn new areas of law, creating a wealth of knowledge and over the years. Carol has qualified in 2007 as a mediator with the ADR Group and in 2018, became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators following training over the course of two years. Carol has particular interests in probate and property disputes and dealing with family finances whether as part of inheritance or as part of breakdown of relationships. Carol’s approach to all her work is to prepare fully and in detail. She has the patience and determination to assist parties to resolve their disputes by alternative dispute resolution. Her advices and opinion are thorough and practical. Carol’s court experience of many years means that she conducts her clients’ cases effectively, robustly and sensibly.

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) University of Glamorgan and Université de Paris XIII
  • Civil Dispute Mediator since February 2007

Membership

  • Member of The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Civil Mediation Council
  • Resolution
  • Family Law Bar Association,
  • Public Access Bar Association

Languages

  • Fluent Welsh
  • Conversational French

Personal Info

  • Ski touring
  • Mountain hiking
  • Running including marathons and ultra marathons
  • Personal training and fitness

 

What they say

"Good at advising clients in a language they can understand" - Legal 500 (2015)


"An extremely helpful, strong and robust advocate" - Legal 500 (2014)


"Her advocacy is first class and her written work is clear, concise and detailed." - Legal 500 (2016)


“After some tough going and a somewhat difficult judge, Carol saved the day and achieved a final outcome that I think was very fair and reasonable. Please do thank Carol wholeheartedly when you see her. She is a gem”.


“Personally I would describe Carol as approachable, reliable, astute and tenacious. She recognises the challenges faced by solicitors and is always hugely supportive. She builds a good rapport with clients and makes for excellent company.”


"I have instructed Carol Davies on range complex and high net worth cases. Her preparation, legal knowledge and eye for detail is second to none. A skilled and highly persuasive advocate she also has the rarer ability to explain complicated legal points to clients."