James Guthrie > Chambers of Simon Davenport QC and Jeffrey Golden > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Davenport QC and Jeffrey Golden
3 Hare Court
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7BJ
England

Position

Barrister dealing with appellate work in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council; also undertakes serious fraud work, group litigation matters and election cases; has been called to the Bars of Turks and Caicos Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Grenada, St Christopher and Nevis and Antigua. He has also appeared in Mauritius by permission of the Supreme Court. Human rights work includes references to international bodies, including the UN and Inter-American Commissions. He was recently retained by the treasury solicitor in judicial review proceedings brought in the sovereign base areas in Cyprus. Current and recent cases include: Yiacoub v The Queen (from the Appeal Court of the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (Cyprus)) [2014] UKPC 22; Director of Public Prosecutions v Nelson (from the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Antigua and Barbuda)) [2015] UKPC 7; Adele Shern v Monica Cummings, (PC, Jamaica); Dharmanand Dhooharika v The Director of Public Prosecutions of Mauritius, instructed on behalf of the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association, (PC); Pfizer Ltd v Medimpex Jamaica Ltd, (PC); Sir James Mitchell v Ephraim Georges; (PC, St Vincent); Ramnarine v Ramnarine, [2013] UKPC 27 (Trinidad); Townsend v Persistence Holdings [2013] UKPC 12 (BVI); Lesage v Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd [2012] UKPC 41; R v Taitt [2012] UKPC 38 (Trinidad); Donald Phipps v (1) Director of Public Prosecutions (2) Attorney General of Jamaica (2012) UKPC 24; Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago v Universal Projects Ltd (2011) UKPC 37; Bahamas Hotel Maintenance & Allied Workers Union v Bahamas Hotel Catering & Allied Workers Union (1); West Bay Management Limited (2) and The Attorney General (3) Nigel Sookram v The Queen (2011), PC; Bahamas Hotel Catering & Allied Workers Union & ors [2011] UKPC 4; Philmore Jarvis v Shoppers Pharmacy [2010] UKPC 5; AG Trinidad & Tobago v Carmel Smith [2009] UKPC 35.

Career

Called 1975; Inner Temple; QC 1993; assistant recorder/recorder 1995/1999; Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple 2000; Head of Chambers 2002-10; editor of ‘Atkins Court Forms’ (appeals to Privy Council chapter).

Memberships

COMBAR, LCLCBA, CLA.

Education

Harrow School; Worcester College, Oxford (1971 BA History).

Leisure

Travel, art, member Turf Club.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Offshore

Within: Leading Silks -

James Guthrie QC



3 Hare Court



Masterful at dealing with sensitive matters and difficult clients.

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Leading Silks -

James Guthrie QC



3 Hare Court



A supremely calm and magisterial leader, willing to take to on the most difficult and sensitive cases.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Leading Silks -

James Guthrie QC



3 Hare Court



Masterful at dealing with sensitive matters and difficult clients.