Maud specialises in all children law matters. She undertakes her own advocacy and is a higher rights advocate, with rights of audience in all levels of the civil courts. She regularly writes and speaks on children law, to a variety of audiences including judges and other lawyers.
Area of specialism: Representing children in public law children work, including care proceedings and adoption; and representing children in private law disputes between parents.
Accreditations: The Law Society Children Law accreditation; and higher rights of audience (civil)
Memberships: Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC) ; Resolution; the Solicitors Association of Higher Courts Advocates; London Children’s Lawyers Group; National Association of Guardians ad Litem and Reporting Officers (NAGALRO) (associate member);and the International Bar Association.
Committee and policy work: past co-chair and current member of the executive committee of the ALC; current co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Alliance for Children; and member of the London Family Users Forum.
Recommendations and awards: Chambers UK Guide Band 1 for Children: Public Law matters – the 2016 edition says: ‘Maud Davis is highly respected for her work in childcare as part of a broad public law children practice. "She is fair and incredibly kind" as well as being "one of the most thorough and efficient lawyers and a thoughtful advocate" ’
Recommended in Legal 500 – the 2016 edition refers to her as one of the ‘key individuals’ in the family department, describing her as ‘very responsive’.
Maud was the Legal Aid Practitioners’ Group’s family legal aid lawyer of the year for 2014.
Maud Davis is Highly respected for her work in childcare as part of a broad public law children practice. "She is fair and incredibly kind" as well as being "one of the most thorough and efficient lawyers and a thoughtful advocate" Chambers UK Guide 2016 Edition
Great understanding of child care family matters, high professionalism and competence in cross-examination” Chambers UK Guide 2013 Edition