Alex Davey


Partner

Alex Davey is "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".

Legal 500 [UK 2020]

Experience

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]

He is also recommended and named as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2020]. This 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".

Legal 500 UK 2020 - Leading Individual          Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer