James Lawford Davies

James Lawford Davies is an Adviser to the Progress Educational Trust (PET). He is also a Partner at Hempsons, a firm of health and social care lawyers, and an Honorary Lecturer at University College London's Department of Biochemical Engineering. He is an experienced litigator, and has been involved in cases at every level in the UK courts. He has advised widely on regulatory and commercial issues relating to embryo and embryonic stem cell research, including the implications of European Union law, and much of his work concerns the judicial review of regulatory bodies and cases arising as a result of regulatory action. He advises a large number of clinics, hospitals, universities and research centres licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the Human Tissue Authority and the Care Quality Commission. He has been involved in most of the leading cases relating to assisted conception and embryo and stem cell research, and his pro bono work has been highlighted in this case study by the Law Society. Previously he was a Senior Associate at the world's largest law firm, Clifford Chance, before setting up his own niche life sciences firm Lawford Davies Denoon. He was also a Lecturer in Law and Medicine at the Newcastle University's Institute of Genetic Medicine, and a Visiting Research Fellow in Law at Durham University. He is coauthor of chapters in Stem Cell Banking (buy this book from Amazon UK) and From Grid to Healthgrid (buy this book from Amazon UK).