He is a first-class advocate, and very personable and easy to work with. Chambers UK 2018

Overview

Simon Davies specialises in contentious trusts, commercial litigation, insolvency, administration, receivership, fraud and asset trading, shareholder disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, professional negligence  and mediation.
  • Background

    Simon Davies specialises in contentious trusts, commercial litigation, insolvency, administration, receivership, fraud and asset trading, shareholder disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, professional negligence  and mediation.
     
    He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1993 and is an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey. Prior to joining Ogier, Simon worked at another leading Channel Islands firm and for 10 years at Ashurst in London, during which time he was seconded for 14 months to Hashidate Law Office, Tokyo, Japan.
     
    Simon is a member of the Royal Court Civil Procedure Rules Review Committee. Simon featured as a Leading Individual in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 and the 2017 edition of Chambers UK for Dispute Resolution in Guernsey. He was also listed in the Citywealth Leaders List 2017 for contentious trust lawyers.

    Admitted in:
    2004 - Guernsey
    1993 - England & Wales (not practising)

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  • Recognition

    He is a first-class advocate, and very personable and easy to work with. Chambers UK 2018
    Very bright, talented and knowledgeable about all aspects of Guernsey law. Chambers UK 2018
    In high demand for the most difficult cases. Legal 500 UK 2017
    Leading individual Legal 500 UK 2017
    Simon is plainly one of the leading offshore dispute resolution experts and one of the top commercial and corporate advocates in Guernsey. He combines a deep knowledge of Guernsey corporate, insolvency and trust law, with excellent judgement and superb client relations skills. Citywealth Leaders List 2017
    a tremendous lawyer.... very responsive Client feedback, 2017
    He knows Guernsey law and Guernsey procedure in extraordinary detail. His judgement is excellent….. he is thoughtful, and he listens... very client focused/ Client feedback, 2017
    at the very top of the field in Guernsey and that shows in how he conducts himself Client feedback, 2017
    Is perhaps the leading advocate on Guernsey. A highly experienced litigator, he is savvy with an in-depth but broad knowledge of the law - he is also a brilliant tactician Chambers UK 2015
    Simon Davies is rate highly for his ‘understanding of Guernsey law, strategic advice and courtroom presentation’ Legal 500 2015
    a brilliant advocate Client feedback, 2015
    Combines a first-rate legal brain with good judgement and a commercial approach Legal 500 2014
    An extremely able litigator and advocate who combines first-rate client skills with an eye for detail and tactical aptitude Chambers UK 2014
    First class Legal 500 2013
    Is ego-free and delightful to work with Legal 500 2012
    A highly diligent advocate who really looks after his clients. Chambers Global 2011
    Commercially minded and pragmatic approach Chambers UK 2011
    He gets results and has a charming manner when dealing with clients. Chambers in Europe, 2010
    Simon earns praise for having “an excellent knowledge of the underlying detail.” Chambers Global 2010