Gwendoline Davies

“Long-standing relationships with clients is a core element of my business philosophy. My aim is to make my clients feel that I am one of their team; that I know their business, their people, their strategic aims and that I am there 100% for them all of the time. In terms of my approach to disputes, any lawyer can give clients legal theory but my emphasis is on providing commercially intelligent, pragmatic advice which gets to the root of the matter quickly. This enables clients to achieve their objective without detracting from the management of their day-to-day business and incurring significant legal costs.”

Gwendoline is head of the firm’s Commercial Dispute Resolution Group and joined from City firm, Herbert Smith. Ranked as a leading individual and in the top tier for commercial dispute work for a number of years, Gwendoline is a highly respected litigator and has been involved in several reported cases. Her “sensible, intelligent and measured…Welsh fighting spirit” means that clients consider her to be a “very talented lawyer and great fun to work with”.

Her clients come from multiple industries and business sectors and include major corporates and leading financial institutions. She has more than 25 years of experience of representing clients in their most complex and important disputes. Her practice includes commercial and civil litigation matters, regulatory matters, internal investigations and domestic and international arbitrations. She is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Dispute Resolution, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the International Bar Association.