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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 offshore fabrications, power and renewable energy 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.
David has been recognised in Chambers & Partners (UK, Asia and Global) and the Legal 500 as one of the leading silks at the commercial bar. David Streatfeild-James QC was named Construction and Energy Silk of the Year in The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020. Chambers & Partners named David Streatfeild-James QC as one of its 25 Stars at the Bar in its 2020 UK Bar Guide.
David is regularly instructed to provide advice relating to the conduct of major energy-related projects including, on and offshore fabrications, FPSOs, jack-up rigs, platforms, pipelines, power and renewables including wind, nuclear and carbon capture schemes and water treatment and waste plants.
Recent examples include:
Many of the matters David advises and acts upon are governed by the rules of arbitration, administered by bodies including LCIA, ICC, SIAC and ad hoc rules.
David has extensive experience of acting for employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants both domestically and internationally, and has acted in connection with projects all over the world. His experience includes disputes on most standard forms, in relation to a wide range of projects, including hospitals, shopping arcades, large scale residential and mixed-use developments, roads, tunnels, bridges, railways, docks, jetties and other infrastructure. More recent examples include:
David has significant experience of disputes concerning technology of a number of kinds and has acted in relation to computer hardware/software disputes as well as in connection with different sorts of communication systems, control systems and building management systems. Experience includes the following:
Whilst the majority of David’s practice encompasses counsel appointments, he also accepts arbitral appointments (party nominated and chair) and has recently been appointed under LCIA, ICC and ad hoc rules. The subject matters covered include; construction and engineering, IT, shipbuilding, energy, professional negligence and more general commercial disputes.
Subject to confidentiality sensitivities, further information and specific case examples can be provided upon request.