Miss Dominique Rawley KC > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Dominique Rawley QC specialises in high value disputes in the field of technology, construction and engineering projects, and in professional negligence claims, both in the UK and abroad. She has extensive experience of complex PFI contractual arrangements in the UK. She frequently deals with commercial issues arising out of bonds, guarantees & warranties, as well as acting in disputes about the jurisdiction of UK or foreign courts or conflicts of laws.

Dominique has represented contractors, employers and their professional advisers, as well as government departments, in both arbitration and litigation (in both the High Court and the Appellate Courts). She has excellent experience of mediation, where she has represented many clients in multiparty actions leading to early stage settlements, and adjudication, having acted in over 20 adjudications in recent years.

She has handled many high profile cases, appearing in the House of Lords where she was Junior Counsel in successful appeal regarding the question of the availability of security for costs in ICC arbitrations (Coppee Lavalin N.V (S.A) v Ken-Ren Chemicals [1995] 1 AC 38) and in the Court of Appeal where she resisted an appeal by a local authority regarding liability under repair covenants and fair proportion (Fountain and Colonnade Management v Westminster [2005] EWCA Civ 1607). Dominique appeared in the high court in Cadbury v ADT, cited as one of the top 20 cases of 2011 by the Lawyer.


BA (Cantab) Law. Called to bar 1991. Silk 2012


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

She is a qualified TECBAR Adjudicator.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Dominique Rawley KCAtkin ChambersAn expert on PPP/PFI projects and clearly has an in-depth knowledge of where arguments are likely to have merit which is invaluable when strategically assessing the strength of a client’s position.

Known for their exceptional work both domestically and abroad, the barristers at Atkin Chambers have continued to lead the construction legal market. Stephanie Barwise KC and Omar Eljadi have been acting on behalf of the largest group of victims in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, and in addition, barristers who have a significant practice handling PFI disputes have been instructed on fire safety defect-related cases, including Serena Cheng KC, Dominique Rawley KC and Steven Walker KC. In the TCC, Stephen Dennison KC led Mathias Cheung and Felicity Dynes in Energy Works (Hull) Ltd v MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd & Others, a dispute relating to the termination of construction work on a waste to energy plant. Away from the London courts, members continue to be instructed in arbitrations concerning the UK’s and world’s key infrastructure projects.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Dominique Rawley KCAtkin ChambersDominique is a careful and considered practitioner who draws from a very deep well of expertise and deploys it magisterially.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Dominique Rawley KCAtkin ChambersShe is a very accomplished, quick-thinking silk.