Atkin Chambers is a leading set of commercial barristers, based in London, with an international reputation for providing advocacy and advice on cases concerning domestic and worldwide construction, engineering and infrastructure project development and disputes. Disputes are extremely varied and include transport, power, water/sanitation, IT and telecommunications, and social infrastructure projects. Wider commercial and professional negligence work is often, but not always, related to such disputes. Referred to as a “premier set”, the barristers (members) at Atkin Chambers are “consistently involved in the sector’s most high-profile domestic and international disputes” (Chambers & Partners). A substantive amount of members’ work involves representing clients in court and they are regulars in the Business, Property and Appellate Courts, and appear in the many international arbitral forums. They also have significant expertise in ADR. Atkin Chambers is committed to offering a high-quality service to its clients. Members “are also noted for their ‘responsiveness and approachability” (Legal 500) and, according to Chambers UK Bar Guide, are supported by a team that is “absolutely top of the range and in a league of its own” with Chambers “highlighted as a modern and innovative set, and one that ‘doesn’t rely on past reputation or rest on its laurels’”. Members of Atkin Chambers are authors of authoritative and influential legal texts including the Building Law Reports and the International Construction Law Review. Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts – the seminal work on the law relating to building and engineering contracts – has been edited in Chambers for over 50 years. Atkin Chambers is a top-ranked or leading set for construction, energy & natural resources, international arbitration (construction/engineering), professional negligence (technology & construction), and information technology in the Chambers UK Bar Guide, and for construction, energy, professional negligence, international arbitration: (counsel), and IT and telecoms by Legal 500.
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