Mr Simon Lofthouse QC > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Simon’s UK and international practice spans arbitration and litigation under numerous legal systems and procedural rules. The types of disputes on which Simon is frequently instructed involve complex engineering, construction, technology, IT or energy projects. He is particularly noted for acting in those cases requiring the resolution of complex issues of law or the detailed cross examination on allegations of professional negligence, technical issues, delay and disruption.

The disputes in which he is retained are wide-ranging but include those arising out of large commercial and residential developments, oil and gas, M&E works, piling operations onshore and offshore, construction of roads, pipe laying, tunnelling, track installation/repair, pumping stations, coastal defences and effluent, power stations, utilities, chemical plants, and airport terminals.

Simon has extensive experience of standard domestic and international construction and engineering contracts. He is also regularly consulted on proposed revisions to standard form contracts.

Simon is invited to lecture around the world on various topics relating to international arbitration and engineering disputes and their resolution.


LLB (Hons) (Lond). Called to Bar of England and Wales in 1988. Recorder 2003, Silk 2006. Authorised to sit in the TCC Division of the High Court 2015. Advocacy teacher for Gray’s Inn. Chair of Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar 2011-2015; Member, Bar Standards Board 2011-2015.


COMBAR, TECBAR, registered adjudicator. Qualified to appear in the DIFC, Dubai.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Simon Lofthouse QCAtkin ChambersHis mastery of detail and work ethic is second to none.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Simon Lofthouse QCAtkin ChambersExtremely hardworking, and can be entrusted with complex and substantial cases.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Simon Lofthouse QCAtkin ChambersHe works astonishingly hard, has total ownership of the evidence and detail, and knows exactly what issues will concern a judge or arbitrator and goes straight there.

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Simon Lofthouse QCAtkin ChambersAmong the absolute elite in the construction arena.