The global expertise of Atkin Chambers’ members in construction and energy & natural resources continues to be highlighted in Chambers Global […]
14th Feb 2019
He has conducted numerous substantial and complex cases in the High Court and in domestic and international arbitration, having extensive experience under the ICC, LCIA and SIAC rules. He is also frequently consulted to advise on, and to represent clients in, the resolution of disputes through alternative procedures including expert determination, mediation and adjudication.
In addition to his experience as an advocate, Stephen has been appointed as an adjudicator particularly with regard to high-value infrastructure projects and retail developments, and also as an expert. He has accepted invitations to determine or assist in the resolution of disputes through a process of expert determination as well as having been appointed as an expert on the Law of England and Wales in foreign proceedings.
Stephen has been recognised for many years by the legal directories, Chambers and Partners (UK and Global) and The Legal 500 as a leading silk in the fields of construction, professional negligence, international arbitration, energy, and information technology.
In addition to the above Stephen has been invited to lecture internationally in the Far East and North America.
Throughout his career Stephen has specialised in work within the construction and engineering sectors. Whilst much of the work has been within these sectors as they have been traditionally understood, Stephen has undertaken a wide variety of work embracing the design and construction of projects as diverse as shipbuilding, including luxury liners and super-yachts, specialist hydraulic supports for the mining industry, and the design and production of sophisticated presses for the motor industry. He has also advised employers and contractors alike in relation to PFI and PPP projects relating to schools, police stations and hospitals.
Much of the work undertaken is international and in recent years Stephen has been involved in substantial projects undertaken in Europe, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Korea and the Middle East.
Examples of his recent work include:
Stephen has developed a particular expertise in the above listed sectors. He is regularly instructed both in the United Kingdom and internationally to provide advice on the conduct of major energy related projects and as counsel to conduct proceedings either in the courts or domestic and international arbitration. His experience includes:
Stephen is well-regarded in the professional negligence field. He has extensive experience acting for claimants, defendants and their indemnity insurers in relation to claims brought against professionals of all kinds.
Stephen has undertaken a significant amount of work in the IT and telecommunications sector including acting on a High Court action relating to a PFI project for the introduction and development of a national IT project. This required the review of complex funding arrangements, contractual analysis of termination provisions and understanding of relevant software performance specifications.