According to Chambers & Partners:
“For the tenth year in a row, David Streatfeild-James QC tops the charts as a star individual in our highly competitive construction rankings. His reputation as “one of the best construction silks around” stretches across instructing solicitors in magic circle firms focusing not only on pure construction and engineering litigation, but also a host of related professional negligence disputes.
“Since taking silk in 2001, Streatfeild-James has consistently attracted instructions in some of the biggest and most complex cases in the construction sphere. His workload includes challenging domestic work as well as disputes arising from multi-million-pound construction projects across the world.
“He retains his top tier ranking in our technology and construction professional negligence rankings, as well as in the energy and natural resources practice area.
“International arbitration is an area of particular strength for Streatfeild-James, with one market commentator describing him as “one of the leading arbitration silks of our time in the construction field.”
“Both admired by clients and regarded as a “dreaded opponent” by fellow barristers (for all the right reasons), Streatfeild-James is “definitely at the top of his game.” He is also considered a top expert in IT-related disputes. As one source puts it, “There aren’t that many people who actually understand how large IT projects work, but he gets it.”