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David Streatfeild-James QC

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David Streatfeild-James is an advocate, advisor and arbitrator of high value cases comprising legally, factually, technically and commercial issues. During 25 years of practice he has gained an outstanding professional reputation.

In acting for a wide range of clients relating to infrastructure projects worldwide David's scope of experience encompasses the fields of construction and engineering, energy, information technology and professional negligence.

Experience includes disputes under most standard construction contracts and forms; on and off shore fabrications,power and renewable projects, water treatment and waste plants; soft and hardware computer systems and control and communication systems.

David also has expertise with financing and service agreements and PFI / PPP contracts.


Called 1986; Inner Temple; Queens Counsel 2001.



London Bar


Within: Construction – Leading silks

David Streatfeild-James QC - Atkin ChambersOne of the heavy guns to call when there is a complex, high-value construction dispute.

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Within: Energy – Leading silks

David Streatfeild-James QC - Atkin ChambersA fantastic trial lawyer with a frightening ability to retain and order information.

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading silks

David Streatfeild-James QC - Atkin ChambersHe is a very intelligent, strategic lawyer, able to deal with highly complex matters very quickly.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

David Streatfeild-James QC - Atkin ChambersProduces compelling arguments always put with extraordinary persuasion and perfection.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

David Streatfeild-James QC - Atkin ChambersHas a wealth of experience.

Within: Professional negligence

Atkin Chambers is praised for its ‘excellent strength in depth’ for professional negligence and it is a ‘key choice for complex technology, construction and engineering negligence cases’; its ‘outstanding reputation is well deserved’. David Streatfeild-James QC appeared in Supreme Court case MT Hojgaard AS v E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Ltd and Anor, which examined the failure of offshore wind farm foundations. Meanwhile, Fiona Parkin QC represented the respondent in Court of Appeal case Lejonvarn v Burgess and Anor, which held that an architect and project manager, who supplied professional services to friends free of charge and without entering into a contract, owed a duty in tort to exercise reasonable skill and care.

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar


Within: Leading silks

David Streatfeild-James QC - Atkin ChambersInstructed in some of the Middle East’s most sensitive disputes.

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