Ropewalk Chambers

Deborah Davies

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Deborah Davies specialises in personal injury law.

She acts for both Claimants and Defendants and represents parties in settlement negotiations (with recent experience of mediation in the Court of Appeal), civil proceedings, criminal injury compensation claims (abuse and assault claims by staff in a care home setting) and at the Coroners Court. Her personal injury work includes, but is not limited to, accidents at work, road traffic accidents, highways claims, public liability claims, harassment and stress at work claims.

Deborah has a special interest in historic abuse claims, including abuse in care establishments, foster care, individual assault claims and social care negligence. In the last twenty years she has acted for Claimants in numerous group actions, with and without leading counsel. She has extensive experience of issues relating to limitation.

She has worked on clinical negligence claims since pupillage and undertakes a range of cases, including negligent treatment, misdiagnosis, dental negligence and general surgery.

She has extensive experience in disease claims, including noise-induced hearing loss, work-related upper limb disorder, hand-arm vibration syndrome, dermatitis and asbestos-related conditions. She frequently addresses limitation as a preliminary issue and at final trial.

Career

Called in 1993; LLB, Leeds Metropolitan University