Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Called to bar: 
Gray’s Inn
01792 464623

Jim Davis was admitted as a Solicitor in 1978, and in 1997 he was called to the Bar and joined Angel Chambers. He has practiced exclusively in Crime throughout his career and represents both Prosecution and Defence in all categories of criminal work.

Between 1986 and 1995 he was in charge of the CPS in West Glamorgan. In 2000 he was appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Court), and sat regularly in that capacity until 2017.

His experience, both as solicitor and barrister, includes some of the most serious and high profile murder cases in South Wales. He has expertise in the field of information technology, and conducts cases of complex computer crime.

Practice areas

Criminal law

Jim prosecutes and defends all categories of criminal work, including the following:

  • murder, manslaughter and serious violence
  • rape and serious sexual offences (including historical sexual abuse)
  • serious fraud
  • complex computer crime
  • death by dangerous driving
  • drugs conspiracies

He is a CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor and a member of the CPS Specialist Rape Panel.

Notable cases include:

  • David Morris: Junior Counsel in the prosecution of David Morris for the murder of three generations of the same family (known as the ‘Clydach murders’), which was one of the largest criminal investigations in Welsh legal history.
  • Ian Watkins: Junior Counsel in the prosecution of Watkins (of the ‘LostProphets’) for multiple child sex offences and making indecent images
  • S: Defence counsel in an unusual case involving the death of a child alleged to have been caused by scurvy
  • R: A case involving 400 instances of computer hacking and blackmail
  • Knight: Prosecution for fraud and attempting to pervert the course of justice by defendant purporting to be in a coma
  • Member of Criminal Bar Association
  • Wales and Chester Circuit