Davinia joined St Philips in 2010 after successful completion of her pupillage. During pupillage and for the first few years of tenancy she gained experience in all aspects of family law including public law and private family law.
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.
Qualifications and Appointments:
- BSc Psychology (2:1)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Law – Birmingham University
- Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent) – Nottingham Law School
- Inner Temple Exhibition Award
- Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship
- The Struben Bequest
Family Law Bar Association
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