Mr Steven Walker KC > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Steven Walker QC specialises in advising and representing parties to complex commercial contracts relating to a wide range of subject matter including the design and delivery of buildings, oil and gas installations, power generation plant, process and engineering plant, ships, IT systems, telecommunications systems, PFI/PPP, facilities management and professional services.

Steven has extensive experience in the energy sector having been heavily involved in a number of projects concerning the design and construction of offshore wind farms, energy from waste plants and other forms of renewable energy.

Transport-related projects have formed an important part of Steven’s practice over the past 25 years. His first case in the sector concerned the Eurostar high-speed train sets and since then he has been involved in numerous projects in the road, rail and air sectors including the construction of the HS1 high-speed rail link, airport runways and other airport infrastructure, overground and underground rail and tram systems, road construction/extension, and communication systems.

He has appeared as advocate in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), the Court of Appeal, numerous arbitrations (including ICC, DIAC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, LCIA and LMAA) and adjudications, and in expert determination and mediation. His arbitration experience includes substantial international experience.


Called to the Bar of England and Wales 1993. Silk 2012.


Steven is a member of TECBAR, SCL and the LCLCBA.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Steven Walker KCAtkin Chambers ‘Steven is exceptional in every aspect. He is extremely knowledgeable which coupled with his experience makes him a formidable force both in his writing and research as well as in his advocacy skills.’

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Steven Walker KCAtkin Chambers ‘Steven has an excellent mind and is one of the very best around for PFI and energy matters – good on strategy and excellent in front of clients.’

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Steven Walker KCAtkin ChambersExceptionally bright, with a calm yet authoritative demeanour which helps cuts through the most difficult of issues. Brilliant on his feet.