Q&A with David Patient
David Patient is a corporate partner at Travers Smith and was previously the firm’s managing partner. He was recently elected to the Major Corporate seat on the Law Society Council.
Einat Sohar is the relationship manager for City and International Law Firms at the Law Society, and hosts the City Law Society podcast, where she discusses issues relevant to solicitors and firms in the City.
This week, she's joined by Simon Davis, the president of the Law Society.
Simon Davis was elected as president of the Law Society in July 2019. Simon studied law at Oxford and qualified as a solicitor in 1984.
He has been a commercial litigation partner at the London office of Clifford Chance since 1994, having joined the firm in 1982.
Simon was the firm’s recruitment partner between 1995 and 2000, and spent two years as president of the London Solicitors’ Litigation Association. Since 2008, Simon has also been a member of the Court of Appeal Mediation Panel.
In 2014, Simon conducted the Davis review, an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the provision of potentially sensitive information to the Telegraph by the Financial Conduct Authority.