Advocate Davida Blackmore

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Davida is an experienced litigator and information law specialist. She joined Callington Chambers in 2016, having previously spent 11 years working in the dispute resolution department of a major offshore law firm. She qualified as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in September 2010.

She was "recommended" for Dispute Resolution in the 2014 edition of Legal 500.

Davida has particular expertise in data protection and freedom of information issues (contentious and non-contentious). Over the years she has been involved in many of Jersey's reported cases in this area.

She also deals with personal injury disputes (advising both plaintiffs and defendants, including insurers) and has a developing employment law practice. The combination of her personal injury, employment and mental health experience is invaluable in employment-related psychiatric injury claims.  

Davida has appeared in numerous Mental Health Review Tribunals, being an accredited member of The Law Society of Jersey's panel of patient representatives.

Recent highlights include:

  • Advising on developments in Jersey law necessitated by the forthcoming implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR")
  • Developing tripartite website terms and conditions for a Jersey online business, taking into account the implications of the Uber and CitySprint decisions
  • Advising senior employees on setting up new businesses and the enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • Advising on an appeal under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011

Davida was appointed to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in January 2017.

She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

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