Neil Davies

Partner - Family

Neil Davies

Partner - Family

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I am a partner in the Family team having specialised in family law for over 30 years. My areas of expertise include:

  • negotiating financial settlements on divorce and marriage breakdown;
  • complex children matters including private law, special guardianship, adoption, maintenance claims;
  • Schedule 1 Children Act claims (applying and defending); obtaining housing and lump sums for single mothers on behalf of children;
  • pre and post nuptial agreements (same and opposite sex);
  • civil partnership dissolution;
  • mediation and collaborative law;
  • acting for clients in arbitration; and
  • bringing/defending claims after an overseas divorce (Part III claims).

I am able to help clients choose the right options for them and because of my various skills I am able to help, whether as a court advocate, mediator or collaborative lawyer. I am solution focused and give total commitment to clients in helping them to achieve their desired outcomes.

I have vast experience in dealing with complex financial cases with both a national and international element.  I have represented clients including high profile business people, the judiciary, landowners, trustees, media stars and international sportsmen. I am the regular ‘go to’ person for many lawyers who have personal problems and so that should speak volumes. I realise that for people with significant wealth choosing the right lawyer is essential. If you or your partner fit that profile I am always happy to give an initial overview on a no obligation basis.

Although based in Hampshire, many of my clients come from far and wide.  A great deal of my work is London based, where many clients welcome paying regional rates for quality advice.  I am happy to meet clients in London or arrange consultations via Zoom.  I am the most senior member of the team and formerly head of department.  For many years I was part of the firm’s management team focusing on setting and delivering the firm’s strategy.

I sit on the Training Committee of Resolution and was involved in the production of the DVD “Managing Difficult Divorce Relationships”.  I regularly put together training programmes for other members of the profession.

I have featured in the City Wealth Leaders List since its inception and have been awarded a 3 star rating in the 2021 edition, a rarity for someone practising in this region.

I am recognised in the Best Lawyers UK 2023 edition (and indeed have been since 2009) for Family Law.

Sources say "He is very experienced and intelligent;" and "He just cuts through all the issues."

Chambers and Partners Legal Directory 2022

One source says "Neil Davies has been a front-runner in this field for many years and is highly respected for his great skill and commercial nous" and another "appreciates Neil for his experience as a mediator".

Legal 500 - 2022 Edition

According to market commentators, Neil Davies is a "brilliant mediator who is very experienced" and is "absolutely on the money with his attention to detail." He has notable strength in handling high net worth matrimonial finance cases.

Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2021

I was more than happy with Neil and Zoe during their handling of my recent divorce. I felt like I had both friends and professionals genuinely interested and concerned for me and my interests. Importantly they kept an eye on the financials, but did not lose track of what was the right thing to do as well seeking justice in very difficult circumstances.

Mr C, London

I certainly do not know of any other mediators who I would be happy to send clients to in difficult financial remedy cases.

Leading Financial Barrister

Thank you so much for all the hard work that yourself and your team have put into dealing with my case. If you want the best, you go to the best.

Mrs JC - Reading

A source said ‘Neil Davies has been a leading figure in this area of law for over two decades. His immense experience means he is able to give very sound advice when necessary, but if the matter needs to be litigated he will deal with it’.

Legal 500 - 2021 Edition