Phil Davison

Neurotrauma, Personal Injury

Title: Partner

Tel: 0191 226 3139

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Phil is a Partner at Sintons and head of the General Personal Injury Department, specialising in claims involving serious life changing injuries.


  • Phil has significant experience in all areas of personal injury litigation, in particular accidents at work, serious road traffic accidents and catastrophic injury claims
  • He has achieved significant success on behalf of victims suffering from a variety of serious and life changing injuries including brain injuries, catastrophic poly trauma, amputation and chronic pain conditions. He has also successfully pursued many such claims when they had been previously rejected by other personal injury solicitors
  • Phil has been a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel since its inception and is a Senior Litigator accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He is recognised as a top tier personal injury specialist by the Legal 500 and a Notable Practitioner by Chambers UK Guide

Professional quotes:

Phil has been listed as a leading individual by the Legal 500 in every annual review since 2015.

The 2024 Guide said “Phil Davison, who leads the PI team is vastly experienced and his team work well. He is respected (even feared) by opponents for his attention to detail in every case and his strategic judgement is superb. His knowledge of PI is unrivalled in the region (catastrophic injury, industrial injury and disease). You know when Phil is on the other side its time to settle.”

The 2023 Guide said “The team is lead by Phil Davison who is vastly experienced and able. He is superb with all clients and easy to deal with. He is personable, respected (and feared) by opponents. The whole team know their law and always go the extra miles for their client”.

Previous clients quoted in the Legal 500 have described Phil as “very supportive and encouraging. He was tenacious in pursuing the best outcome”, whilst others in the legal profession have described him as very experienced and bright…strategically aware and unflappable”.

In addition, the guide has said ‘Phil Davison is unbelievably thorough, very knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with‘ and ‘Phil Davison is a standout partner. He is vastly experienced as well as being approachable. He has handled some really complex and demanding cases. He is never fazed.’

Phil was again ranked as a ‘notable practitioner’ in the Chambers 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024 Guides with one legal commentator stating “He is incredibly thorough and his attention to detail is outstanding.” “Phil is very experienced, strategically aware and approaches every case with energy and determination.” Another commentator pointed out that “His grasp of detail on complex papers is something to behold – he is terrific.”

The 2024 Guide added “Phil was easy to communicate with and responded within a short timeframe.” “He is an excellent serious injury lawyer.”

Phil was ranked as a ‘notable practitioner’ in the Chambers 2020 Guide with a client saying that “He really goes the extra mile for his clients.” The Chambers UK 2020 Guide also described the personal injury team as “very approachable, easy to communicate with and supportive.” A source highlighted the team’s “considered and knowledgeable approach to clients with complex and individual needs.”

Client quotes:

“Extremely thorough and always informative. I had to dispense with initial solicitor as it appeared no progress was being made, but once I moved to Sintons everything moved on at a pace”.

“Phil Davison is a credit to Sintons – he has supported me throughout this horrendous, personal journey and kept me calm when needed (which was quite a lot in the beginning of the case). He explained facts to me logically and what they meant, not only to me personally but to the case. I wouldn’t have got through this and with the outcome without him”.

“The service I received from Phil Davison and the team from Sintons was very professional and informative. Advice and guidance was freely available and any queries that I had were handled swiftly. Overall I felt my case was handled very successfully”.

“Thanks so much for all your hard work over the past 5 years. You managed to get us through a few obstacles and we really appreciated your knowledge and advice…We will be happy to recommend you to friends and family.”

“Went above and beyond his duty. I don’t know what would have happened in my life if I did not have Phil Davison”.

“Clear and concise advice provided in a sensitive manner”.

“I want to thank my lawyer Mr Phil Davison, and everyone else who was involved in my case. You were all persistent, honest and determined, without all your guidance and support none of this would have been achievable”.

“Absolutely professional throughout, with attention to detail paramount. Always made me at ease and nothing was ever too much trouble… First class”.

“I cannot thank Phil Davison enough for his help with my personal injury claim. To say he’s been amazing is an understatement. He is a credit to the firm, not only for his knowledge and expertise but also for him calming nature and empathy“.

Key Practice Areas

  • Accidents at Work
  • Serious and Catastrophic Injuries
  • Complex Road Traffic Accidents
  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Amputation Claims
  • Fatal Accident Claims