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Practice Summary

Rhodri Davies has a wide-ranging commercial practice in both litigation and arbitration. He is regularly instructed in the fields of banking, company law, derivatives, energy and professional negligence and also in respect of large, complex investigations such as the Leveson Inquiry. He was appointed a Recorder (for civil cases) in 2004 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2010. In addition to his practice as an advocate, Rhodri sits as an arbitrator when appropriate. 

"Able to quickly identify key legal issues, while understanding the commercial and strategic considerations in a case." "He is a delight to work with and has a very good eye for the bigger picture."  Commercial Dispute Resolution, Chambers UK 2019

"A fabulous advocate, who is extremely user-friendly, he's no-nonsense and a pleasure to deal with." Banking and Finance, Chambers UK 2019

‘Technically brilliant and a very calm and persuasive advocate.’ Commercial Litigation, Legal 500 2018-2019

 ‘A go-to silk on difficult issues and a pleasure to work with every time.’ Banking and Finance, Legal 500 2018-2019

"Has a lovely, calm manner in court, but when you need some steel he is up for the fight." "His excellent judgement enables him to give clear advice on complex legal points." Chambers and Partners UK 2018 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

"Rhodri is phenomenally bright and has excellent judgement, enabling him to give clear advice on complex legal points." "He has a very reassuring presence and is never rattled. On his feet he is a calm, persuasive and incredibly effective advocate." Chambers and Partners UK 2018 - Banking & Finance

"Highly commercial and completely unflappable." "Extremely persuasive on his feet and smooth and confident with clients." Chambers and Partners UK 2017 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

"He is extremely persuasive on his feet, smooth and confident with clients, no-nonsense and to the point." "He is very experienced and reliable, with a deep perspective and the ability to create confidence in clients with ease." Chambers and Partners UK 2017 - Banking and Finance

"He is charming, highly experienced and has good judgment". "He is very sound, very calm, very clever and a great advocate". (Chambers UK 2016)

"He's an extremely smooth advocate, who stands out as being very calm, and completely in control. There's something reassuring about his presence"  (Chambers & Partners, 2015)

"A very good, understated advocate who is very good with clients and thoroughly charming"  (Chambers & Partners, 2015)

"[Has a] very good approach.  He is very alert and tactically shrewd"  (Chambers & Partners, 2014)

"Rhodri Davies QC provides ‘very good, practical and robust advice, often in the most technical areas'"  (Legal 500, 2013)

In the last few years Rhodri has appeared in major trials in the High Court and in arbitrations, represented News International before the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press and successfully conducted the appeal to the Supreme Court in Jivraj v Hashwani [2011] UKSC 40, the landmark case on the application of discrimination law to arbitrators.