Davinia Riley

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Davinia Riley


Davinia specialises in Financial Remedies and has experience of the full range of applications and hearings in those proceedings including First Direction Appointments, Financial Dispute Resolution hearings, and final hearings in cases involving pensions, overseas assets and companies. Davinia also has experience in dealing with property disputes between unmarried partners under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA), applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, Maintenance Pending Suit and applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

Davinia is regularly instructed in applications for section 37 and freezing injunctions designed to prevent the dissipation of assets. She has also successfully sought committal to jail for a Respondent’s failure to complete, file or serve their Form E.

Davinia has the benefit of being in the Commercial and Wills, Trusts and Probate Teams within Chambers and as such has a familiarity and knowledge of civil litigation and the Civil Procedure Rules. Her diverse legal knowledge enables her to provide rounded advice and a remedies-based approach for enforcement of orders such as third-party debt orders and applications for judgment summons.

Davinia is often instructed in cases where there are issues before the court arising from other areas of law such as trusts, real property, housing, and insolvency.

In her spare time, Davinia enjoys racing around Donnington Park Race Track on her Kawaski 636.

Family Finance Teams

Davinia has experience of the full range of hearings in financial relief proceedings; including First Direction Appointments, FDRs, final hearings,  Schedule 1 and  MPS applications.  She also has experience in dealing with matters under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) as well as dealing with Orders for sale and claims arising from interveners in resulting and constructive trusts.  Davinia is looking to develop this area of her practice.


BSc Psychology (2:1)
Post Graduate Diploma in Law - Birmingham University
Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent) - Nottingham Law School

Appointments and Memberships

Inner Temple Exhibition Award

Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship

The Struben Bequest



"Davinia’s paperwork is first-class and ahead of time. She establishes an early rapport with clients." Legal 500 2022