Christian Davies

Professional Summary

Called 2021

Contact Details

E T +44 (0)20 7632 8500 Clerk Harry Gilson Clerk Iva Mirjam Stipanovic E

Christian accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main areas of practice, including public, employment and commercial law.

Before coming to the Bar, Christian trained and qualified as a solicitor at Slaughter and May where he practised as an Associate in the Pensions, Employment and Incentives team. Christian also worked as a solicitor at the Public Law Project, where he advised NGOs and individuals in relation to public law issues and was involved in several judicial reviews.

As a pupil in Chambers, Christian’s supervisors were Joanne Clement KC, Julian Blake and Amy Rogers.

Specialisms

Public law and human rights

After training and qualifying at Slaughter and May, Christian worked as a solicitor at the Public Law Project, where he advised NGOs and individuals in relation to public law issues and was involved in several judicial reviews.

Recent highlights in the public law and human rights field include:

  • R (Crowter) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care [Court of Appeal] – as a pupil, assisting Jason Coppel KC in relation to a challenge to section 1(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967 on the grounds that it permits abortion without time limit where a foetus has a disability.
  • MOC v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2022] EWCA Civ 1 – as a pupil, assisting Joanne Clement KC in relation to an appeal concerning the suspension of disability living allowance for adults who are hospitalised for an extended period of time.
  • R (Miah) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – as a pupil, assisting Julian Blake in relation to challenge to HMG’s non-statutory inquiry into the crimes of the necrophiliac David Fuller.
  • R (Article 39) v Secretary of State for Education [2022] EWHC 589 (Admin) – as a pupil, assisting Joanne Clement KC in a challenge to legislation prohibiting looked-after children under the age of 16, but not those aged 16-17, from being placed in unregulated accommodation.
  • R (the3million) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1159 (Admin) – as a solicitor at the Public Law Project, acting for the claimants in a challenge to the Secretary of State’s decision not to provide individuals with physical proof of their immigration status granted under the
    EU Settlement Scheme.

Employment

Before coming to the Bar, Christian trained and qualified as a solicitor at Slaughter and May where he practised as an Associate in the Pensions, Employment and Incentives team.

As a pupil in Chambers, Christian gained experience in the full range of employment law advice and litigation, including both statutory and commercial employment law disputes, and cases at the intersection of employment and commercial law. Highlights include:

  • Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers v Tesco Stores Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 978 – as a pupil, assisting Amy Rogers in relation to an appeal from the High Court concerning whether Tesco could dismiss and re-engage employees who had a “permanent” contractual entitlement to enhanced pay.
  • As a pupil, assisting Amy Rogers in substantial expedited High Court proceedings in relation to the enforcement of a restrictive covenant in the pharmaceuticals sector.
  • McCue v Civil Nuclear Policy Authority (2022) ET/4111346/2021 – as a pupil, assisting Dan Stilitz KC in relation to an employment tribunal claim concerning religious harassment, and whether the employer had taken “all reasonable steps” for the purposes of section 109(4) of the Equality Act 2010.
  • Manning v Walker Crips Investment Management Limited (2022) ET/2203384/2021 – as a pupil, assisting Patrick Halliday in a case concerning whether an investment manager was a “limb (b) worker”.

Education

Christian graduated in 2014 with a first in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Manchester. He completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at BPP University before qualifying as a solicitor in 2018, and completed the Bar Transfer Test at BPP University before being called to the Bar in 2021.

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