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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 and engineering, technology, energy and infrastructure project development and disputes. Disputes are extremely varied and include transport, power, water/sanitation, shipbuilding and offshore construction, and social infrastructure projects. Wider commercial and professional negligence work is frequently related to such disputes.
Referred to as a “premier set”, the 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. Members are also called upon to act as arbitrators, adjudicators, mediators, members of international dispute boards, and chairs of public inquiries.
Atkin Chambers is committed to offering a high-quality service to members’ clients. Members “are also noted for their ‘responsiveness and approachability” (The Legal 500) and, according to Chambers UK Bar Guide, “the clerking service they offer is second to none… truly excellent, very straightforward, very transparent, very reliable”.
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 The Legal 500. In April 2020 Atkin Chambers was, for the second time, honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, the UK’s highest recognition for international business success.