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Neil Davies

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Neil specialises in acting for insurers and insured professional clients in the defence of professional negligence claims. He has experience in acting for a broad range of professionals, and has a particular interest in claims relating to construction professionals, and insurance brokers. His reported cases include (1) Pearson Education v The Charter Partnership [2005] EWHC 655 (QB) (first instance); [2007] BLR 324 (Court of Appeal); and (2) Daniels v Thompson [2004] EWCA Civ 307. Neil has joint responsibility for managing the insurance practice based in the East of England. He is also the partner responsible for insurance work relating to construction professionals and insurance brokers in the East of England.


Trained Davies, Parsons & Co; qualified 1995; joined Mills & Reeve 2003, became associate 2009, partner 2013 to date.


The Chartered Insurance Institution.


Graig Comprehensive, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire; Anglia Polytechnic University (1991 LLB (Hons)); Glamorgan Polytechnic (1995 LPC (Commendation)).


Watching and coaching rugby.

East Anglia: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Leading individuals

Neil Davies - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Professional negligence

The service from Mills & Reeve LLP‚Äės defendant practice is ‚Äėprofessional and comprehensive with timely responses‚Äė. One client notes that 'it is¬†one of the leading firms in the country for professional negligence with¬†unrivalled experience across the range of professions'. Insurance disputes specialist¬†Stephen King, who frequently handles claims against¬†solicitors and clinicians, and¬†Neil Davies, whose work includes matters involving the construction industry, surveyors and insurance brokers, are co-heads of the practice. Davies and¬†principal associate¬†Clare Howard¬†are¬†known for 'pragmatic advice and successful outcomes'. Clients also recommend 'extremely able' senior associate¬†Matthew Wilson¬†and associate¬†Sophie Howard. The firm counts Countrywide plc, Sompo Canopius, CNA Hardy, Travelers and Pen Underwriting among its clients. Consultant¬†Guy Hodgson, who previously led the insurance disputes practice, remains keenly involved in matters involving¬†policy and coverage advice, and handles claims against solicitors. The firm's highlights included a high-value claim against a contractor who failed to identify and remove asbestos from a commercial building, causing delay to a major refurbishment project.

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