Mr David Johnson > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


David practises in the fields of domestic and international construction, engineering, energy, and information technology. David has been involved in numerous transport and infrastructure disputes, including several UK and international railway and urban railway projects. He is also acting as sole counsel in multiple disputes in relation to the capital expenditure (CAPEX) expansion programme at an international airport. In addition to these specialist areas he also advises and appears in respect of a range of other general commercial matters, both domestically and overseas, principally in the Far East and the Middle East.

He is instructed either as junior counsel or as sole acting counsel. David has also worked on-site with clients around the world where extensive on-the-ground support has been required. David has recently spent time working with a law firm in Singapore and has acted in disputes in the Philippines, Taiwan and Korea.

David is experienced in dealing with all major standard form building contracts (JCT, FIDIC, NEC3, ICE) and has appeared in numerous interim and final hearings, as well as project phase advisory and pre-action work. David has recently appeared successfully as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal and is currently acting as sole counsel in multiple international arbitration proceedings in the Middle East. David is also an accredited adjudicator.


MA Oxon (1st Class); BCL Oxon (Distinction); Called 2010 (Middle Temple). Qualified 2010, Middle Temple.


David is a member of TECBAR, COMBAR and the Society of Construction Law. He was a member of the TECBAR Committee for a number of years.

Lawyer Rankings

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

David JohnsonAtkin Chambers  ‘David is a very hardworking barrister. He knows construction law inside and out and his advocacy skills are exceptional. Mr Johnson is a pleasure to work with.’

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

David Johnson Atkin Chambers ‘David never fails to impress with his submissions and oral advocacy. He really gets into the detail of the case and is never one to shy away from taking on the difficult technical issues.’