Maud Davis

Solicitor Advocate

Maud joined Freemans in 2019, after almost 20 years as a partner in other firms.  She specialises in children law, in particular representing children in complex care cases.

She is described in the independent Chambers and Partners’ 2020 guide, in which she is top ranked, as being ‘…renowned for her expert children practice and long-standing public law experience. She is regularly at the foreground of safeguarding matters, as well as handling complex human rights issues. “Maud is one of the best childcare lawyers of her generation,” reports a source. “She is totally dedicated, achieves outstanding outcomes for families and is skilled in presenting their perspectives and experiences in policy debate and development.” ’  Maud is also listed as a leading individual in Legal 500.

She is accredited under the Law Society’s children law accreditation scheme, and is a higher courts advocate, able to represent clients at all levels of the family and civil courts. She also regularly provides training and writes on family law.

Maud is involved in the development of family law and policy, as a member of the Family Justice Council, a national multi-disciplinary body, and as co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Alliance for Children.  She is an honorary life vice president of the Association of Lawyers for Children, a member of Resolution, and an associate member of NAGALRO. She has been on advisory boards for major research projects, including Prof Karen Broadhurst’s work on repeat care proceedings. Maud was the Legal Aid Practitioners Group’s family lawyer of the year in 2014, and was shortlisted as the Family Law Awards commentator of the year in 2017.

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