Neil Davies > Mills & Reeve LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
1 St James Court

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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.

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East Anglia > Insurance > Professional negligence

(Leading individuals)

Neil DaviesMills & Reeve LLP

The team has long experience of professional liability matters and there is little that they haven’t seen before‘, says a client of Mills & Reeve LLP. The Norwich-based insurance disputes practice provides ‘sensible, commercial advice from people who are very experienced dealing with insurers and insureds‘. Experienced partners Neil Davies and Stephen King lead a national practice that handles professional indemnity, insurance and financial disputes, many of which are complex and carry potential reputational damage for clients. They count Countrywide plc, Aviva Life & Pensions and Knight Frank among their clients. Senior associates Matthew Wilson and Sophie Briggs, who is ‘thorough, intelligent and a creative thinker‘, are highly recommended by clients.