Dr Nicholas Maciolek > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Nicholas’ practice covers all areas of Atkin Chambers’ work, including construction, engineering and infrastructure, energy and utilities, information technology, and professional negligence in both court and arbitration. In addition to these specialist areas, he also acts in respect of a range of other general commercial disputes.

Nicholas has worked with a variety of bespoke and standard form contracts, and is familiar with the FIDIC, JCT, NEC, and ACA forms.

Nicholas appears regularly in the High Court and the County Courts. Recent reported examples of Nicholas’ work include acting as a junior in a £12 million claim under a new homes policy in respect of defective works at a housing development in Manchester –  Zagora (and others) v Zurich Insurance PLC [2019], and acting as sole counsel in a claim involving the interpretation of a guarantee – Zurich Insurance PLC v Nightscene [2017] EW Misc 27 (CC). Other examples of his work include acting as a junior in respect of a significant delay claim regarding the construction of an airport in the Middle East, acting as a junior on a claim involving the design and engineering works for a large hospital under a PFI contract, and acting as sole counsel in respect of a £5 million claim for negligent design and construction in a project for the erection of a state-of-the-art cancer research facility.  


Nicholas speaks French, Italian, German and basic Polish.


Nicholas is a member of TECBAR and the SCL.


2012-2013 BPTC (Very Competent) 2009-2013 PhD, ‘Justiciability before the International Court of Justice’ (Cantab)

2008-2009 LLM (First Class) Wolfson College, Cambridge Jennings Prize, Wolfson College, Cambridge Bevan Prize, Wolfson College, Cambridge

2005-2008 LLB (First Class), University College London