Mr Nicholas Dennys KC > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Nicholas is a leading specialist in construction, civil engineering, international arbitration, professional negligence and information technology together with related areas such as insurance, sale of goods, insolvency, transport and energy.

He acts as advocate and advisor domestically and overseas in court and arbitration proceedings concerning major construction, engineering, IT, road and rail transport, infrastructure, and oil and gas projects. Overseas disputes commonly involve international corporations and joint ventures, and governmental or quasi-governmental bodies. He has appeared in arbitrations conducted in various parts of the world under LCIA, ICC, HKIAC, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules.

He also acts as arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator. He has acted as party-nominated arbitrator, chairman and sole arbitrator on numerous occasions in domestic and international disputes and conducts adjudications early neutral valuations and other forms of dispute resolution.

He has been involved in disputes involving foreign law including in India, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, USA (including New York, Texas, California), Europe (including Spain and Poland), South Africa and Gibraltar.


Called 1975; Middle Temple; QC 1991

2003: Bencher of Middle Temple

2000: Recorder

1997: Assistant Recorder



Lawyer Rankings

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Nicholas Dennys QCAtkin Chambers

He is an excellent strategist and highly regarded advocate.

Praised as a ‘premier construction set’ and highly regarded by law firms across the Asia Pacific region, members of Atkin Chambers are eminent in the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors, with international disputes taking up a significant proportion of their time in this space. The set houses ‘top notch QCs and juniors’ who are accustomed to the main international arbitral institutions. Energy projects continue to feature heavily in members’ caseloads, and the set has seen a growth in the number of transport disputes arising in the region. Andrew White QC is well-established in the region and is noted for his expertise in shipbuilding, oil and gas, engineering and rail disputes, while Nicholas Dennys QC is increasingly appointed as an arbitrator in Korea, Singapore and India.

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Nicholas Dennys KCAtkin Chambers ‘Nicholas provides very high-level advice and is a fantastic mediator. He has the ability to make complex areas of law seem more straightforward and always develops a strong rapport with clients.’

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Nicholas Dennys KCAtkin Chambers ‘He uses his experience to his client’s benefit by thinking about and working the problem, and he has a very rare ability to find new lines to take.’

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Nicholas Dennys KCAtkin Chambers

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Nicholas Dennys KCAtkin Chambers ‘Nicholas uses his accumulated experience wisely in the interests of his clients. He often brings fresh insights to complex matters, and is convincing and brief at explaining complicated things simply. Excellent.’