James Lawford Davies

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James Lawford Davies is a partner in the London-based law firm Lawford Davies Denoon. On his LinkedIn page he states, "I specialise in life sciences, particularly human tissue and cells, reproductive and genetic technologies."[1]

The Lawford Davies Denoon website says:

James specialises in the law and regulation relating to reproductive and genetic technologies, human tissue and cells, and related research. He advises a large number of clinics and research centres licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and has been involved in most of the leading cases relating to assisted reproduction, embryo and stem cell research.[2]


According to his LinkedIn page:[3]

Lawford Davies Denoon
2009 – Present (3 years)
Lecturer in Law and Medicine
Newcastle University
Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry
2006 – Present (6 years)
Senior Associate
Clifford Chance
Partnership; 5001-10,000 employees; Law Practice industry
2007 – 2009 (2 years)


James Lawford Davies was one of several experts (Ann Furedi and Robert Winston were others) who provided ready-made press quotes for the Science Media Centre in response to the UK government's 2006 Dept of Health review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act. The experts expressed enthusiasm for reducing restrictions on reproductive technologies such as cloning and IVF, and disappointment that the review supported restrictions or bans on certain technologies. In his quote, Lawford Davies disagreed with the Dept of Health's suggestion of a ban on the creation of human-animal hybrids for research purposes and complained that "the proposals do little to move forward from the status quo".[4]





  1. LinkedIn (2012) James Lawford Davies, acc 27 Nov 2012
  2. Lawford Davies Denoon (2012) James Lawford Davies, acc 27 Nov 2012
  3. LinkedIn (2012) James Lawford Davies, acc 27 Nov 2012
  4. Science Media Centre (2006), scientists respond to the DoH review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, Dec 13, acc 27 Nov 2012