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Atkin Chambers

David Streatfeild-James

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 5 departments

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Information Technology - London (Bar)

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David Streatfeild-James QC
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 expert determinator, and is experienced in cases involving overseas parties including foreign governments.
Strengths: "Extremely bright." "A fabulous cross-examiner and great strategic brain, with an immense capacity for detail."
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Construction - London (Bar)

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David Streatfeild-James QC
Highly lauded silk who is routinely instructed on the most technically complex construction litigation and arbitration. He receives praise for the high calibre of his written and oral advice. He is a leading figure in significant road and other transport infrastructure disputes, particularly those involving PFI or PPP contracts.  He has a wealth of experience in both Court of Appeal and Supreme Court proceedings.
Strengths: "If you have a difficult case which requires real brain power, then David is one of the top barristers in the country."
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Energy & Natural Resources - London (Bar)

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David Streatfeild-James QC
Has earned a strong reputation among peers and clients for his formidable intellect and ability to handle technically complex matters. He frequently leads cases involving overseas as well as domestic parties, and represents a wide range of energy clients both in litigation and in arbitration. His expertise is centred on providing advice on cases relating to renewable energy projects, as well as water treatment and waste plants.
Strengths: "David has the ability to cut through with a minimal level of verbiage. He can really hit the nail on the head and get to the heart of the matter." "His style is understated and incredibly measured. He commands the attention of both the tribunal and the other party."
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Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction - London (Bar)

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David Streatfeild-James QC
Brings to bear over 30 years' experience at the Bar when handling complex and often high-profile negligence claims. He is regularly instructed in claims arising out of significant public infrastructure and energy projects. He is able to serve as an arbitrator or adjudicator, as well as an advocate for claimants and defendants. He has recently acted before the Appeal and Supreme Courts.
Strengths: "A brilliant tactician and advocate who is incredibly hard-working and a real leader in this field." "Very bright and very hands-on."
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International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering - London (Bar)

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David Streatfeild-James QC
Pre-eminent silk who attracts incredible praise for his advocacy. He handles challenging, high-value international arbitrations with seats in London and Paris, appearing on behalf of contractors and state-owned companies from around the world. He has appeared in arbitrations relating to transport infrastructure, often addressing delay claims and contractual disputes.
Strengths: "One of the brightest barristers in the construction field." "He is an all-round excellent advocate, and is extremely good at arguing contract interpretation and cross-examination."
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