David Atkinson


Construction - Global Elite Thought Leader 2024
Construction - Quantum Delay & Technical - Global Elite Thought Leader 2023
Arbitration 2024
Expert Information
Qualifications MSc Construction Law and Arbitration
MSc (Eng) Maritime Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Professional Memberships FCIArb, MCIOB, MAE, SCL
Industries Buildings, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Expert Highlights
  • Highly-experienced civil engineer.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross examination.
  • 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 Atkinson is a civil engineer with over 25 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.

Mr Atkinson always has great knowledge of the particular facts of the case and is great under cross-examination. David has great attention to detail and an ability to engage with and explain complex delay issues in simple, practical terms. 

WWL Construction Expert Witnesses – Global Elite Thought Leader 2024

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.

David Atkinson is a highly regarded expert with market sources praising him as “an all-round delay expert” and “one of the smartest experts I’ve met”.

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Location: , United Arab Emirates

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