Alex won the Shipping & Transport category for the UK at the Client Choice Awards 2019.
Alex chairs and speaks at the Lloyds Maritime Academy courses on 'Time Charters,' 'Maritime Law,'and 'Marine Cargo claims.' He is author of various modules for the Informa Professional Academy self study courses on Time, Voyage and Tanker Charterparties. Before studying law, Alex obtained a degree in engineering from Durham University. Alex is a keen yacht and dinghy sailor and a qualified RYA Yachtmaster. In 2004 he sailed around the British Isles and Ireland from Ipswich with his wife and father-in-law before spending some time living and teaching English in Sri Lanka and in Sichuan province in China.
Alex is ranked by Chambers [UK 2021]. Clients say: "He is proactive, always available and proposes pragmatic solutions to problems." The previous edition notes: "An obvious strength is Alex's relationship skills and winning personality. He engages easily with people and makes himself available to assist with the issues that are brought to his attention. This fact helps him to gain a comprehensive overview of the specific task within a very short time."
He is also recommended and named as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2022] for his transport and his shipping work. An earlier edition describes Alex as "very strong in all aspects of admiralty law; he is a highly motivated, responsible lawyer who handles matters in a very professional and competent way". Whilst clients note that "Alex Davey engages easily with people and makes himself available to assist with the issues which are brought to his attention" and "Alex Davey has a high degree of resilience and endurance".