Andrew Davies

Partner

Email
andrew.davies@hughjames.com
Department telephone
029 2039 1135

Andrew Davies is a partner in the Hugh James Clinical Negligence Team and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since 1988.  He has been a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel since 1996 and a member of the Action against Medical Accidents Panel (AvMA) since 1998.

Andrew has handled cases in all areas of clinical negligence during his career.   The majority of his time is spent on cases for both children and adults who have suffered brain injury or paralysis as well as cases involving psychiatric injury.   He has expertise in pursuing claims arising from negligent gall bladder surgery as well as severe injury cases caused by Compartment Syndrome.  His reputation for handling cases sensitively means that he is regularly instructed by families who have suffered fatalities through clinical negligence.

Whilst the majority of his case load involves strongly contested multi million pound claims his focus is upon achieving the right result for his client in the quickest time possible.

Andrew has considerable expertise in legal costs.

Expertise

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Maximum severity personal injury claims
  • Costs

Career history

  • Trained: Marchant Harries
  • Qualified: 1988
  • Partner at Hugh James: 1994

Memberships

Experience

  • Multi million pound brain injury claim for a child in a case where the Midwife had falsified medical records
  • Leg amputation of a lorry driver through orthopaedic mis management and surgery.
  • Cervical cancer through negligent reporting of cervical smear
  • Negligent monitoring of a course of steroids by a GP resulting in a movement disorder and psychiatric injury
  • Nasty scarring to a young girl caused by a failure to monitor drug infusion through a Venflon needle
  • Heart and kidney damage of a young man caused by a failure to monitor renal function
  • Negligent knee repair surgery causing a young mother’s leg to be left permanently stiff and painful
  • Permanent blindness of a school boy through negligent neurosurgery
  • Failure to diagnose and treat Compartment Syndrome which ended the sporting career of a promising rugby player
  • Failure to properly repair vaginal tears suffered by a young teacher
  • Pressure sores through a lack of nursing care
  • £190,000 settlement for a retired gentleman following negligent gall bladder surgery where his first solicitor advised there was no case to answer
  • £3/4 million pounds award for young children following the death of their mother which was found at trial to be the result of negligence by an ambulance crew
  • Multi million pound award for a young girl who was left brain damages through her GP’s failure to diagnose meningitis
  • Represented a company director who was the victim of negligent hip replacement surgery
  • Multi million pound settlement following scoliosis surgery which left a bright young man paraplegic
  • Life changing settlement for a middle age man left brain damaged as a result of a hospital administered anti-coagulation drug overdose
  • Represented the family of Mason Jones who died following the E Coli outbreak in South Wales in September 2005
  • Represented Olivia Collis, a young girl who suffered brain injury through paramedic negligence
  • Represented Kate Pierce, a young girl who suffered brain injury due to the paediatrician’s failure to diagnose and treat her meningitis.
  • £2.1 million pounds settlement for a civil servant who suffered compartment syndrome, a leg amputation and who was left with a permanent colostomy following negligent bowel surgery.

Andrew Davies is commended for his “phenomenal attention to detail” when handling “incredibly high-quality work.” He maintains a niche practice in gall bladder injury and compartment syndrome-related cases, as part of his wider clinical negligence caseload
Chambers 2016

“Andrew Davies is praised as being ‘always on the top of his game – very, very thorough in preparation.’ He is well regarded for brain injury and paralysis cases and has also developed a niche practice in negligent gall bladder surgery and compartment syndrome claims.”
Chambers 2015

“Highly regarded partner Andrew Davies is known for handling high-value clinical negligence matters. “I would recommend him without hesitation,” said one interviewee.”
Chambers 2014

“Andrew Davies has particular strength in representing children and adults who have sustained brain injury, paralysis and psychiatric injury. He frequently acts in high-value claims.”
Chambers 2013

Education

  • Aberdare Boys Grammar School
  • University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (1986) LLB (Hons)

 

What do you love most about your job?

Improving the quality of life of injured people by delivering the right result at the right time.

What do you like to do outside work?

Football, rugby, gym, kayaking.

 

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