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

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

Position

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.

 

Career

Called 2009; Middle Temple.

Memberships

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.

Education

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 is on top of the detail. He has vast and distinguished experience in construction cases.’

Atkin Chambers has a sterling reputation as a specialist set for construction disputes, covering a range of work in the UK and abroad. In domestic courts, Dominique Rawley KC and Jennifer Jones are instructed to act for the defendants Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick and Balfour Beatty Group on Northumbria Healthcare NHS v Lendlease, a matter concerning a hospital built in 2015 alleged to have wide-ranging structural defects to the extent a temporary replacement needed to be built. Meanwhile, Simon Lofthouse KC and Omar Eljadi are acting for MPB Structures in defence of defects claims in a related case, Lendlease Construction v MPB Structures, regarding flooring and drainage work at the same hospital. Chantal-Aimée Doerries KC is acting for Morrisons supermarkets in a large multi-party dispute regarding the extension of an abattoir. Stephanie Barwise KC continues to act on behalf of the largest group of bereaved, survivors and residents in the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry. In addition, members of the set have seen increased instructions on fire safety defect cases and PFI-related disputes. International highlights include Manus McMullan KC and Christopher Lewis KC continuing to act for the Panama Canal Authority in a series of high-value claims arising from the Third Set of Locks Project, one of the largest engineering projects in the world at the time. Stuart Catchpole KC has joined from 39 Essex Chambers, and Rupert Choat KC took silk in March 2022. Nicholas Baatz and Sebastian Pigott retired in February 2022 and May 2022 respectively.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Omar EljadiAtkin ChambersOmar is on top of the detail. He is clearly over the details and has his own voice.’