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Hugh Davies

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Police Law: Mainly Defendant - All Circuits

Band 2

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Hugh Davies QC
Specialises in police misconduct hearings and is noted for his advocacy skills. He is also active in inquests in relation to fatal police shootings and deaths in custody.
Strengths: "He is a very smooth advocate and he has achieved success in some complicated cases." "Extremely bright, a clever tactician and simply one of the best police law silks."
Recent work: Acted for the firearms officer who shot Anthony Grainger at the public inquiry into his death.
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Crime - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Hugh Davies QC
Strengths: "An extremely bright man and a clever tactician." "He produces excellent legal argument and provides strong, early strategic advice."
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Professional Discipline - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Hugh Davies QC
A specialist representative of police officers in major misconduct hearings and inquests, alongside related judicial review proceedings. He is an adroit representative of forces and individuals in matters concerning police-related fatalities, and offers particularly deep knowledge of the functioning of police regulations. He is often involved in complex appellate challenges arising out of disciplinary hearings.
Strengths: "He is very pragmatic and has years of experience. He understands how to represent individual officers to their best interest."
Recent work: Represented officers involved in the death of Kingsley Burrell, in disciplinary proceedings.
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Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)

Band 1

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Hugh Davies QC
Strong choice to represent individual police officers facing considerable scrutiny in inquests and public inquiries, often involving parallel professional discipline proceedings. He is especially experienced in inquests involving police shootings. 
Strengths: "Hugh is a formidable force in relation to matters surrounding police discipline and public law. His client care is first-class, and he will engage through any medium to suit the instructing solicitor and client. When available, Hugh should be a police officer's first choice."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of former police officers in the new Birmingham Pub Bombings inquests. The officers were involved in the investigation and prosecution of the Birmingham Six.
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