- Called: 2010
Barrister Gareth Davies joined Five Paper in October 2016 and is now a member of both the Property Law and Commercial Law teams at the barristers chambers.
From October 2016 to April 2017 Gareth Davies will be undertaking a secondment to the Bank of England’s Legal Directorate, where he will deepen his experience of financial, public and regulatory law.
Before his pupillage Gareth Davis worked at the Prudential Regulation Authority, where he assisted with the implementation of the Senior Managers’ Regime. Prior to that Gareth qualified as a solicitor in 2013 whilst working as a paralegal in the pensions team at Baker & McKenzie.
Gareth is building a broad Property practice encompassing property, leasehold and housing disputes. He regularly acts both landlords and tenants, in private and social housing matters.
Possession claims in which Gareth has been instructed relate to the following:
- Rent arrears.
- Anti-social behaviour.
- Section 21 notices.
- Sub-letting and under-occupation.
- Equality Act defences.
Gareth has also been instructed to represent social landlords to seek anti-social behaviour injunctions and in committal proceedings.
Gareth has provided advice on a number of issues including the validity of s.21 notices and the merits of mortgage repossession claims.
Gareth acted in a small claim relating to hire purchase and breach of contract, obtaining judgment and costs of £1,200 after persuading the court that the Defendant had acted unreasonably. Gareth also gained exposure to insolvency work during the non-practising period of his pupillage and is keen to expand his practice in this area.
- Solicitor (2013)
- BPP – Bar Vocational Course
- College of Law – GDL
- London School of Economics – Political Theory MSc
- University College London – English BA (First Class)
- Inner Temple Exhibition Scholarship
- Inter-Inn Debating Competition 2012: winning team and best individual speaker
Gareth is committed to pro bono work and has volunteered for a number of years for the Camden Community Law Centre. During pupillage Gareth acted for the Claimant in a three-day trial at Bedford Employment Tribunal in a case concerning age discrimination and constructive dismissal, in which the Tribunal awarded the Claimant £64,000.
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- Property Bar Association