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Bethan Davies

Called 2017

"Bethan is friendly, detailed and thorough."

Bethan joined Chambers in 2020 following the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Elizabeth Hodgson and Dominic Bayne. 

 

Bethan graduated from Newcastle University in 2016 with first class honours and went on to complete the BPTC in Leeds, gaining outstanding grades in a number of modules. In 2018 Bethan graduated from UCL with an LLM (distinction). Bethan focussed her LLM on international law and whilst studying advised clients in immigration and asylum matters. Bethan’s LLM thesis analysed the relationship between the provision of abortion and the European Charter of Human Rights, a response to the Supreme Court decision of In Re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission [2018] UKSC 27. During her masters year Bethan worked pro-bono for a number of charities completing family reunification applications. 

 

Prior to commencing pupillage, Bethan worked as a County Court Advocate: taking instructions from clients in a range of civil matters including infant approvals, landlord and tenant disputes and bankruptcy proceedings. 

 

Bethan has a particular interest in personal injury, clinical negligence and employment law. 

 

Outside of work Bethan is a keen cook and enjoys walking in Northumberland with her working cocker spaniel, Zebedee.

 

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Areas Of Expertise

Areas of Expertise
Employment
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 Bethan completed the second three months for her pupillage under the supervision of Dominic Bayne. Bethan accepts instructions for both Claimants and Respondents in preliminary and final hearings. Bethan is also confident drafting both grounds of complaint and grounds of resistance in tribunal claims.

Clinical Negligence
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Bethan completed the first three months for her pupillage under the supervision of Elizabeth Hodgson and drafted a wide range if legal documents for clinical negligence matters, including: particulars of claim, defences, advices, and counter-schedules. Bethan is a member of the PLP clinical negligence team and is keen to develop her practice in this area.

Inquests & Fatal Accidents
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Bethan completed the first three months for her pupillage under the supervision of Elizabeth Hodgson, during which she gained experience of inquests. Bethan is a member of the PLP inquests team and is keen to develop her practice in this area.

Personal Injury
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Bethan frequently accepts instructions from both claimants and defendants in personal injury matters. Bethan is particularly experienced in dealing with cases under the low value personal injury protocols.

Bethan has experience of a wide range of applications, including for strike out, default judgment, summary judgment, and relief from sanctions. 
 
Bethan has plenty of experience acting in both infant and protected beneficiary settlements. 

Bethan regularly represents both claimants and defendants in credit hire matters, both within and outside the Low Value RTA Portal. Bethan is familiar with the law in this area and confident conducting credit hire trials.

Publications
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Third Party Costs Order for Medical Expert Deemed 'Not Generally Competent as an Expert': Thimmaya v Lancashire NHS Foundation Trust", The Expert Witness Journal, Issue 31 Spring 2020.

 

"Reasonable Practicability: Too much to Ask?", Personal Injury Law Journal, April 2020.

 

Scholarships/Awards
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BPP: Asylum, Deportation, Detention and Extradition Award

BPP:Excellence Award

BPP:Advocacy 4x4 Award

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple:Streuben Bequest and Exhibition Award

Newcastle University: Medical Law Prize

Newcastle University: DWF Tort Law Prize

Personal Details
Education

University College London, LLM Human Rights Law, 2018, Distinction 

BPP Leeds, BPTC, 2017, Very Competent 

Newcastle University, LLB, 2016, First Class Honours (2nd in year)

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