Ella Davis

Ella Davis

Call: 2013

"Ella is excellent - very bright and very good with people. She is a very impressive barrister."

Chambers & Partners 2023

Ella Davis has a broad civil practice with a particular emphasis on clinical negligence and personal injury.

She regularly appears in court and has a busy paperwork practice. She also acts in mediations and settlement meetings. She has experience in handling complex cases on her own and working with a leader. Ella prides herself on being a thorough and approachable advocate.


Expertise

Ella acts for claimants and defendants in a wide range of clinical negligence claims. She is trusted to handle substantial claims without a leader, and acts as junior counsel in high value and complex claims. Ella also accepts instructions to provide advocacy at inquests.

Clinical Negligence Cases

Recent cases have concerned delayed diagnosis of cancer, injuries at birth, wrongful birth, missed orthopaedic diagnosis, failure to obtain informed consent, stroke, colorectal surgery, urology, cosmetic surgery and chronic pain.

Ella practises across the field of personal injury, including in cross border claims. She has significant trial experience and her adept handling of fraudulent and exaggerated personal injury claims is recognised by Chambers and Partners. Ella is regularly instructed by local authorities in claims involving complex duty of care issues. She also has experience bringing and defending claims involving chronic pain and traumatic brain injury.

 

Notable Personal Injury cases


Tindall v Thames Valley Police [2022] EWCA Civ 25

Junior counsel in this appeal concerning the private law duty of care owed by public authorities to individuals.

SS v S Borough Council [2020]

Defended a claim that a local authority were liable for injury allegedly sustained as a result of the faulty installation by a third party of a wet room in the claimant’s property.

Kasikci v London Borough of Southwark [2018]

Claim that a local authority had breached a duty of care by failing to place a homeless applicant in suitable temporary accommodation dismissed on the basis that no such duty existed.

Ella has a special interest in civil actions against the police, including claims for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. She has advised in relation to police misconduct proceedings, human rights claims and data protection issues. She has also provided training on human rights claims and is always happy to deliver training.

Notable Police Law cases


Tindall v Thames Valley Police [2022] EWCA Civ 25

Junior counsel in this appeal concerning the private law duty of care owed by public authorities to individuals.

Ella has particular experience of cases concerning the private law duty of care of public authorities. She also has experience in claims brought under the Equality Act and the Human Rights Act, including in a clinical context.

Notable Public Sector & Human Rights cases


Tindall v Thames Valley Police [2022] EWCA Civ 25

Junior counsel in this appeal concerning the private law duty of care owed by public authorities to individuals.

SS v S Heath Borough Council [2020]

Defended a claim that a local authority were liable for injury allegedly sustained as a result of the faulty installation by a third party of a wet room in the claimant’s property.

Kasikci v London Borough of Southwark [2018]

Claim that a local authority had breached a duty of care by failing to place a homeless applicant in suitable temporary accommodation dismissed on the basis that no such duty existed.

Ella acts for claimants and defendants in claims arising out of accidents abroad. She also acts in commercial disputes in relation to holiday contracts and has experience of claims brought under the Montreal Convention. She has acted in cases where fundamental dishonesty is in issue. Ella is a regular contributor to the TATLA newsletter and events.

Notable Travel & Cross Border Claims cases


Tobey v Cover Film Ltd [2019]

Acting for an actor who claimed he had sustained a brain injury while filming on location.

Ella’s “adept handling of fraudulent and exaggerated personal injury claims” is recognised by Chambers and Partners. She is regularly instructed on behalf of road traffic insurers in cases where fraud is suspected or alleged and as a result she is very familiar with the case law relating to fundamental dishonesty. Ella is able to draw on this trial experience to advise on suitable tactics in a wide variety of claims where such issues arise. In particular, she has acted in a number of clinical negligence cases involving exaggeration and other examples of dishonesty. She is sought after for her robust pleadings.


Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. To see my privacy notice click here.

  • University of Oxford, History with Modern Languages (French)
  • Nottingham Law School, GDL (Distinction) and BPTC (Outstanding)

You can find Ella Davis’ Privacy Notice here.

"She goes over and beyond of what it is expected of her and provides great advice, always identifying they key issues in play."

Legal 500 2023

"Ella Davis enjoys a solid reputation for her adept handling of fraudulent and exaggerated personal injury claims. Her advocacy consistently achieves findings of fundamental dishonesty and awarding of costs against both claimants and solicitors."

Chambers and Partners 2022 – Motor Fraud, Up and Coming

"She is very passionate, approachable and thorough, and works to create excellent relationships with solicitors and lay clients. Key is her willingness to understand clients' objectives, and she goes above and beyond to achieve outstanding results"

Chambers and Partners 2021 - Motor Fraud, Up and Coming

"Her pleadings are impressive."

Chambers and Partners 2021 - Motor Fraud, Up and Coming

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