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Nicholas Davidson QC

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Practice Areas

Professional liability (particularly lawyers', investment managers/ advisers' and financial services liability). Insurance (including professional liability cover) and general commercial cases, including corporate governance. Acted for Harlequin Property in its successful claim against accountants Wilkins Kennedy; acted for Faiz Siddiqui in his attempts to appeal against dismissal of his claim against Oxford University for allegedly negligent degree tuition; acting for Naibu companies in claims related to its ill-fated listing on AIM.


Called 1974; joined present chambers 1999. Silk 1993. Deputy High Court Judge.

Professional Memberships

Professional Negligence Bar Association (Chairman 1997-99), British Insurance Law Association, Financial Services Law Association, Bar European Group, COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association, Society for Computers and Law; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; CEDR accredited mediator.


Contributor to Professional Negligence and Liability (ed. Simpson) (Informa, 2000).


Educated at Winchester 1964-69 (Scholar) and Trinity College Cambridge (Exhibitioner in Economics) 1969-72. Certificate of Honour, Bar Finals. Is a trustee of a defined benefit pension scheme.