Hugh Davey


   0333 344 5012

A litigation veteran and founder of the firm in 2006, Hugh has (and the firm generally) a specialism in advising on Adverse Possession and pursuing or defending these cases; to such an extent he is sometimes referred to as “Mr Adverse Possession”. He works not only for householders; but also farmers and commercial businesses.

His other areas of work are property litigation, contentious probate and insurance related cases.

For over 20 years he has ranked two major insurers, Allianz Insurance Plc and Arag Plc as clients. He is very proud that the firm is a panel member for Allianz which is highly unusual for a firm of its size. Instructions are received to act for Allianz itself on a variety of insurance related issues. He has an in-depth knowledge of the law around legal expenses insurance and has acted in some of the leading cases.

His career began at top 20 City heavyweight, Bird & Bird. Fleet Law was formed in 2006 having been a partner at a large regional practice that had at the time some 70 partners and around 500 staff. Fleet Law was, at the time, one of the first niche litigation law firms in the country. He is the firm’s Managing Partner.

Hugh is a member of the Law Society and the Property Litigation Association, and has served on various local Law Society committees.

In November 2018, Hugh was announced as Runner up in the Lawyer of the Year category of the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Incorporated Law Society Legal Excellence 2018 Awards.

Outside work he can be found either enjoying time with his family or participating in various country pursuits near his home on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border. Nowadays, much effort is spent trying to keep up with his daughter’s ever increasing skills on the ski slopes and tennis court.

Hugh is a Parish Councillor.

Recent comments of his work:

“The Director, Hugh Davey had a very understanding of my issue from the outset and guided me carefully through my options, explaining the cost implications very clearly. His company is very professional and I would highly recommend Fleet Solicitors for your dispute resolution.”

Mr M.B.

“Fleet have been excellent in their dealings with me and I could not thank them enough for their hard work, leading to a successful outcome. Outstanding service.”

Mr L.H.

“Many of the issues have been complex, however Fleet have done a good job in keeping on top of the detail and constantly chasing…”

Mr S.T.