David Atkinson


Construction 2020
Consulting Experts 2019
Expert Information
Qualifications MSc Construction Law and Arbitration
MSc (Eng) Maritime Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Professional Memberships FCIArb, MCIOB, MAE, SCL
Services Delay
Sectors Buildings, Transportation Infrastructure, Industrial & Manufacturing, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas
Expert Highlights
  • Highly-experienced civil engineer.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness.
  • Provides planning and programming advice for major projects with values up to $4bn.
  • Specialises in cause and effect analysis for delay and disruption claims.

David is a civil engineer with over 20 years of experience of large scale and complex construction projects.  His experience has been gained whilst working for both leading design consultants and construction contractors.

David regularly advises on planning and programming issues on major projects throughout the Middle East and Africa. He has been appointed as a planning expert as well as assisting in the production of expert reports in the capacity of lead delay analyst. David has provided expert witness testimony in arbitration.

David has worked within the construction industry designing, planning and supervising the construction of major civil engineering works. He has worked across Europe, Middle East, and Africa and has worked on a number of high profile oil and gas, infrastructure and building disputes.

David has a thorough knowledge of the construction process having worked on traditional, design and build and partnering contracts and having represented both the employer and the contractor. He has extensive experience in construction management and programming, with over ten years of experience in performing cause and effect analyses of major delay and disruption claims.

David is a highly-qualified professional with a degree in civil engineering, a master’s in construction law and arbitration, a master’s in maritime civil engineering and an advanced professional award in expert witness evidence (LETAPAEWE). He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Society of Construction Law and a member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Contact David
Location Dubai, UAE
"David Atkinson is championed by interviewees for his 'excellent technical ability complemented by an ability to communicate it in an easy-to-understand manner', which 'impresses clients and tribunals alike'."
Who's Who Legal Construction: Expert Witnessess Who's Who Legal
David Atkinson is highlighted by sources as “a very level-headed expert” who is “incredibly strong in delay”.
Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts - Construction - Quantum & Delay 2019