Alex Davey


Alex Davey “is approachable, has an excellent grasp of the legal issues, as well as the commercial considerations, and provides clear, concise advice."

Chambers UK 2019


Alex qualified as a Solicitor in September 1999 and joined Birketts in 2005. He is a Partner in our Shipping and International Trade Team.

Alex specialises in all aspects of shipping, transport and international trade work as well as a broad range of general commercial dispute resolution including reinsurance and insurance disputes, and aviation and professional indemnity work. He advises ship-owners, charterers, insurers, P&I Clubs, freight forwarders, logistics companies and all those involved with the movement of goods. Prior to joining Birketts, he worked for six years at Ince & Co.

Alex is based at our Ipswich office.

Other Information

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 2019] and listed as a Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 [UK 2019]. He is praised for having an "excellent grasp of the legal issues as well as the commercial considerations, and provides clear and concise advice".

In previous editions Alex is praised for being "a brilliant and positive professional, always available to provide well-reasoned advice and adapt it to clients’ needs".

The Legal 500 Leading Individual 2019