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Atkin Chambers

Information Technology

3 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Atkin Chambers is host to several highly respected practitioners in the field of IT contractual disputes. The barristers offer deep experience in matters associated with large-scale technology projects, including breach of contract and early termination, and frequently represent global IT service providers and major consumers in the energy, telecommunications and public spheres. A recent example of their work is the case of Competent Adviser v Forfront, a claim for damages, declarations and injunctions in the Technology and Construction Court in relation to a software and website services agreement.

Client service:

"They're nice and prompt, they help us find the right person and the right personality, and they're very good at guiding us to our ideal choice." David Barnes is the director of clerking.

Strengths:

David Streatfeild-James QC
David Streatfeild-James QC is a very highly regarded practitioner who has acted for some of the most significant players in the IT market. He is praised for his ability to represent a broad range of clients in this sector including contractors, government bodies and private employers. He additionally acts as an arbitrator, and is experienced in cases involving overseas parties including foreign governments.
"He's a very good performer in court, he delivers very good submissions and he works really hard." "He has an immense ability to get on top of the detail very quickly, and he's prepared to think about strategies that are different."

Strengths:

James Howells QC
James Howells QC is especially recognised for his skill in handling energy and power disputes on an international scale, with attendant technological and technical complications. His practice also covers IT issues such as software licensing and data protection, and he is well versed in alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation. He is an accomplished adviser to overseas companies.
"He is a really nice person to work with, very easy to get on with and good at managing a large case."
Recent work: Defended Tii Technology in claims by BT that it had provided defective network components for ADSL broadband supply systems.

Strengths:

Patrick Clarke
Patrick Clarke's work in this field is particularly focused on disputes involving project-based IT outsourcing agreements. He is especially noted for handling high-stakes work involving public authorities and global technology companies.
"He's very confident and nice to deal with, and willing to add nuance to his advice and instructions." "He has great knowledge and understanding in the area, with an understated and effective style which is really reassuring for clients."
Recent work: Acted for Competent Adviser in its claim against Forfront for damages, declarations and injunctions, regarding a long-term software, website hosting and maintenance contract.

Information Technology

Atkin Chambers

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Location

1 Atkin Building

Gray's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 5AT

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Ranked Barristers

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Information Technology


David Streatfeild-James QC
Band 1
James Howells QC
Band 3

Juniors

London (Bar)

Information Technology


Patrick Clarke
Band 3