Mr Omar Eljadi > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Barrister Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Omar Eljadi specialises in contractual and professional negligence disputes within the construction, engineering, and energy sectors. He has acted for a wide range of clients based in the UK and internationally, including employers (state and private), contractors, and various types of professional.

Omar’s work frequently has an international dimension. He has experience of disputes concerning projects in Africa, the Middle East (including Dubai, Oman, Turkey and Jordan), east Asia and Australia.

In addition to his advocacy, drafting and advisory work, Omar provides hands-on assistance from an early stage in a dispute, including during the pre-action process, disclosure, the preparation of factual and expert evidence, and interim applications or case management conferences.

Omar is currently acting as junior counsel to the largest group of bereaved families, survivors and former residents in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.



Called 2009; Middle Temple.


Omar takes instructions as an adjudicator in construction disputes. He is a TECBAR accredited adjudicator and a CEDR Construction Adjudication Panel Member.

He is a member of TECBAR, COMBAR and the SCL.


Keble College, University of Oxford (2007 BA Jurisprudence, 2008 BCL); BPP Law School, Holborn (2009 BVC).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Omar Eljadi Atkin Chambers ‘Omar demonstrates excellent drafting skills and an astute understanding and assimilation of complex technical information. Highly recommended.’

Retaining its firm standing as a ‘market-leading’ set for construction disputes, Atkin Chambers has continued handling high-stakes matters in the UK and internationally. As one example of the chambers’ prowess in construction-related international arbitrations, the set’s mainstay, the Third Set of Locks Project on the Panama Canal saw Manus McMullan KC  and Christopher Lewis KC represent the Panama Canal Authority in a series of high-value claims. Domestically, Dominique Rawley KC and Jennifer Jones KC (a 2024 silk appointment) defended Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick and Balfour Beatty Group in Northumbria Healthcare NHS v Lendlease Construction, a case concerning alleged structural defects at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, while Simon Lofthouse KC and Omar Eljadi represented one of Lendlease’s subcontractors in the related Lendlease Construction v MPB Structures counterclaims. In an expansive multi-party dispute, among others Chantal-Aimée Doerries KC and David Streatfeild-James KC acted for Morrisons against Lorien Engineering Solutions regarding alleged defects in the refrigeration systems of its pork abattoir in Colne. Stephanie Barwise KC has been advising on cladding issues and the Building Safety Act, and has made clarification submissions on Grenfell – a number of other members of chambers have been involved in litigation surrounding related issues of cladding and fire safety. Notable internal changes include Stuart Catchpole KC joining from 39 Essex Chambers and Rupert Choat KC taking silk in March 2022.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Omar EljadiAtkin ChambersConstructive approach and clear advice.’

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Omar Eljadi  – Atkin ChambersA superb junior in the construction field. He is deeply knowledgeable with a calm, effective advocacy style that suggests a maturity beyond his years and a great future.’