James Davies

 "Combines a great eye for

     detail with pragmatism

     and commerciality,

     which is an essential

     combination for operating

     at the top level.

     Legal 500 2017 "

 "He knows the law

     inside out. You won't slip

     anything past him.

     Chambers 2017   "

James Davies  |  Senior Associate

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James Davies is a senior associate solicitor in our family team who has practised exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2002.

He is a recommended family lawyer in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of the Legal 500.  He is also accredited by Resolution as a specialist family lawyer and has, since 2011, been the only lawyer in Reading to hold this accreditation in the field of complex high-value finances on divorce.

James deals principally with divorce cases including those of high value involving limited companies, offshore trusts, inherited assets, high incomes and high-value pensions.  This work often includes maintenance variation and capitalisation cases.

He is also a Resolution-accredited specialist in the field of cohabitation, having specialist knowledge and experience of financial cases involving unmarried partners and their children.

In addition, James has significant expertise in children cases, including those of a complex nature.

James is a member of Resolution who are committed to a constructive and amicable approach to family breakdown.  He was also the Chairman of the Thames Valley Family Lawyers’ Society for three consecutive years, before stepping down in 2014.

What clients have said about James:

"May I say how grateful I am for the way in which you ran my case from start to finish.  All those months and indeed years of anguish, I was able to turn to you for direction and perspective.  Without this at times I fear I may not have lasted the course.  I now have a close and loving relationship with my daughter and I wish you to know that some part of that is thanks to you."

Mr Butler, Chazey Heath

“You handled every aspect of my case with such professionalism, knowledge, insight and such superb clarity in all your explanations and advice to me.  Everything was so efficiently and quickly dealt with, all correspondence spot on and your direct dealings with all parties, very impressive indeed.  At every stage I was totally confident of your support and your capabilities to get the best possible deal for me.  It’s entirely thanks to you that I now feel I have a comfortable financial future.  I don’t think many could claim actually to enjoy their divorce proceedings, but you certainly reduced all the stresses and anxiety. I have only one go-to recommendation for divorces amongst my friends."

H Mackay, Caversham, Reading

"I was very pleased with James Davies’s representation of me.  The outcome of my case was as I had been advised, and I was very satisfied with the level of service I received.  I was kept updated throughout, and I felt that I was listened to.  I would be certain to recommend him to someone else."

Mr K Magyar, Reading, Berkshire

"James was an amazing listener and cut to the core of my legal problem in an exemplary manner.  James made an emotional and difficult problem seem like a mountain that could be climbed to the peak - and it was.  James was good value - fees not excessive."

Mr J Fisher, Reading, Berkshire

"I felt that James Davies's appraisal of the situation was quick and accurate.  His strategy was sound and I would be certain to recommend him to someone else if they needed legal help or advice."

Mr P Newton, Charvil, Reading

“I was very satisfied with James’s representation of me and I would be certain to recommend him to someone else because of his knowledge of the issues in my case and the good service I received from him."

Mrs Smith, Reading, Berkshire