Mr Stephen Dennison KC > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn
LONDON
WC1R 5AT
England

Position

Stephen is a leading specialist in the construction and civil engineering, energy and utilities, and the transport sectors together with related areas such as public procurement of infrastructure projects and insurance.

He has conducted numerous substantial and complex cases in the High Court and in domestic and international arbitration, having extensive experience under the ICC, LCIA and SIAC rules. He is also frequently consulted to advise on, and to represent clients in, the resolution of disputes through alternative procedures including expert determination, mediation and adjudication.

In addition to his experience as an advocate, Stephen has been appointed as an adjudicator particularly with regard to high-value infrastructure projects and retail developments, and also as an expert. He has accepted invitations to determine or assist in the resolution of disputes through a process of expert determination as well as having been appointed as an expert on the Law of England and Wales in foreign proceedings.

In addition to the above Stephen has been invited to lecture internationally in the Far East and North America.

Career

Called 1985; Middle Temple; Queens Counsel 2001.

Accredited Adjudicator

Expert Determinator

Memberships

COMBAR; TECBAR; SCL; LCLCBA.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Stephen Dennison KCAtkin ChambersHe is excellent, thorough and calm under pressure. He is an absolute joy to work with and a true team player.

Known for their exceptional work both domestically and abroad, the barristers at Atkin Chambers have continued to lead the construction legal market. Stephanie Barwise KC and Omar Eljadi have been acting on behalf of the largest group of victims in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, and in addition, barristers who have a significant practice handling PFI disputes have been instructed on fire safety defect-related cases, including Serena Cheng KC, Dominique Rawley KC and Steven Walker KC. In the TCC, Stephen Dennison KC led Mathias Cheung and Felicity Dynes in Energy Works (Hull) Ltd v MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd & Others, a dispute relating to the termination of construction work on a waste to energy plant. Away from the London courts, members continue to be instructed in arbitrations concerning the UK’s and world’s key infrastructure projects.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Stephen Dennison KCAtkin ChambersHe leads superbly with calm authority, with a very clear and persuasive style. He is one of the best in the business in high-value and complex offshore construction disputes.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Stephen Dennison KCAtkin ChambersHe is excellent, thorough and calm under pressure. He is an absolute joy to work with and a true team player.