Mr Simon Crawshaw > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Simon specialises in the construction and engineering and energy sectors representing contractors, manufacturers, private employers and their professional advisers in all forms of dispute resolution, including both domestic and international arbitration, domestic court litigation, mediation and adjudication.

In addition to giving tactical advice, Simon regularly drafts pleadings, and acts as sole and junior counsel in applications and trials in large complex commercial and construction related disputes. He has a reputation for being able to quickly grasp the technical issues in a case.


MA (Oxon, 1st Class); LLB (London); Boulter Exhibition (Christ Church, Oxford), Marchant Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn); Called 2005


Simon is a member of TECBAR, LCLCBA, COMBAR and the SCL.

Lawyer Rankings

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Simon CrawshawAtkin Chambers

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Simon Crawshaw Atkin Chambers ‘Fantastic ability to digest complex issues quickly and define clear strategy of solution. Simon is a brilliant negotiator, a good listener, and has thorough knowledge of relevant subject matters.’

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Simon CrawshawAtkin Chambers ‘He has a fantastic ability to digest complex issues quickly and not get bogged down by emotion but see a best path to resolution.’

Atkin Chambers ‘has an excellent offering of construction and engineering counsel both at junior and senior levels’, with ‘incredible strength in depth’. The ‘very professional and responsive set’ ’s presence in this space comes from handling disputes arising construction projects in the energy and natural resources sector, the set’s work covers upstream and downstream oil and gas, coal-fired and nuclear power stations, and renewable energy projects including solar, wind, hydro and biofuels, as well as projects in the nuclear industry. Stephen Dennison KC and James Howells KC continued to act in one of the largest LMAA arbitrations by value and hearing length of the last couple of years relating to offshore construction. The highly respected David Streatfeild-James KC is currently handling major disputes in the LNG sector. Among its strong roster of juniors, Simon Crawshaw stands out. He is currently acting unled in disputes concerning onshore and offshore wind projects. Patrick Clarke has a well-established energy practice and has been heavily involved in a major oil and gas construction dispute in Central Asia.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Simon CrawshawAtkin Chambers ‘Brilliant negotiator, good listener, thorough knowledge of subject matters, effective communications.’