Lady Justice Nicola Davies
Lady Justice Nicola Davies DBE was born in Llanelli and educated at Bridgend Girls’ Grammar School. Before being called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn, she worked as a financial analyst and in a solicitors’ firm. At the Bar, Nicola Davies specialised in medical law acting in several high profile civil and criminal cases and taking Silk at the early age of 39.
Appointed to the High Court in 2010, Dame Nicola Davies served as Presiding Judge of the Wales Circuit between 2014 and 2017 and the following year appointed a Lady Justice of Appeal. Nicola Davies is first Welsh woman to hold the appointments of QC, High Court Judge, Presiding Judge of the Wales Circuit and Lady Justice of Appeal.