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Members of Atkin Chambers frequently appear in important or prominent cases, and their involvement is often reported in legal and industry press. Highlights are available under “Case reports”.

We also edit the Building Law Reports and several other legal titles and sector journals.  This, along with information about Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts, is available under “Books and Publications”.

Other newsworthy items and announcements can be found below (News).

Please see the “Events” section for information about forthcoming events.

Atkin Chambers supports the 2017 London Legal Walk

23 May 2017
Members and staff of Atkin Chambers were pleased to support the London Legal Walk 2017. The team was raising money for the London Legal Support Trust, the Free Representation Unit and the Bar Pro Bono Unit. The London Legal Support Trust works to support law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South...Read more

Construction Law Speaking Tour in Seoul, Korea

9 May 2017
Atkin Chambers was delighted to accept an invitation from Kim & Chang to present to international construction contractors in Seoul in April. Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Andrew Goddard QC, Frances Pigott and David Johnson presented over two days including a session for the International Contractors Association of Korea. A summary of the sessions is available on request. Atkin Chambers’...Read more

Atkin Chambers Manchester seminar examines construction dispute trends

23 March 2017
In Manchester on 23 March, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Frances Pigott, Andrew Fenn and Mathias Cheung, and their guest panellists – Barry Goodall, partner, Brabners and Sean McCay, partner, Squire Patton Boggs – held a discussion on the key trends in construction disputes facing lawyers and construction professionals in the region. While “change is the only constant in...Read more

Sir Robert Akenhead speaks at Navigant hosted evening seminar

9 March 2017
Sir Robert Akenhead gave the tribunal’s view at a Navigant hosted evening seminar debating “the thorny issues of disruption claims” on 9 March. Disruption – and associated productivity losses – remains a notoriously difficult claim to quantify. Whilst disruption will often comprise a significant element of a contractor’s claims on major international construction and engineering projects,...Read more

Steven Walker QC presents to the CIArb East Asia in Hong Kong

2 March 2017
Steven Walker QC presented at an evening seminar to the CIArb East Asia in Hong Kong on “Multi-tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses: the enforceability of condition precedents to arbitration”. At the seminar Steven discussed the enforceability of dispute resolution clauses providing for ADR in common law jurisdictions with specific reference to clauses that provide for the parties...Read more

The future of PFI – Summary of panel discussion key points

1 March 2017
Beale & Company and Atkin Chambers recently hosted a panel-led discussion entitled ‘Making PFI Work’. We were delighted that Sir Antony Edwards-Stuart (Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court until his retirement in November 2016) agreed to chair the panel of speakers. Andrew Goddard QC and Stephanie Barwise QC of Atkin Chambers joined Tom...Read more

Why more women should consider a career at the Commercial Bar

22 February 2017
BPP Law School and Atkin Chambers were delighted to join forces to hold an event entitled: “Why more women should consider a career at the Commercial Bar”. Members of Atkin Chambers from a range of call levels spoke about the pupillage process and their practices and personal experiences at the Commercial Bar. The informal panel...Read more

Nicholas Collings presents at FIDIC Middle East Contract Users’ Conference

14 February 2017
Atkin Chambers was delighted to sponsor the FIDIC Contract Users’ Conference in Abu Dhabi where Nicholas Collings presented on ‘Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution’. The session considered the nature of disputes and how they can be managed and resolved under the provisions of the FIDIC Contracts. The aim was to equip the representatives and advisers...Read more

Christopher Lewis and Serena Cheng are appointed as Queen’s Counsel

16 January 2017
Atkin Chambers is delighted to announce that Christopher Lewis (call 1998) and Serena Cheng (call 2000) have been appointed as Queen’s Counsel in the 2017 silk appointments announced on 12 January 2017. The members of Atkin Chambers would like to congratulate Serena and Chris on their appointment. They will be officially appointed in the Silk...Read more

New cases of note and interesting first instance cases highlighted by first supplement to Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts (13th edition)

12 December 2016
The first supplement to the 13th edition of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts highlights several interesting new cases. Joint editor of Hudson Robert Clay commented: “While we haven’t seen any fundamental changes to the law, we have seen some interesting new cases that have restated or reemphasised important principles, and some interesting first instance cases.”...Read more

BLAGG Networking Event

25 November 2016
On 23 November 2016, Atkin Chambers was delighted to host a networking drinks and social event for members of BLAGG  (the Bar Lesbian and Gay Group). The event was open to all and was well attended by members of the Bar, law students, clerks and those considering a career at the Bar. The evening focused...Read more

Atkin International Construction and Arbitration Symposium 2016

31 October 2016
International Construction Arbitration Symposium in Singapore Atkin Chambers hosted an international construction arbitration symposium in Singapore on 7 November 2016 to mark the publication of the 13th edition of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts. Speakers and panelists discussed topical issues in the construction and infrastructure sectors, with particular relevance to the Singapore market. The retreat...Read more

Manus McMullan QC – Construction Silk of the Year at the 2016

31 October 2016
Atkin Chambers is pleased to announce that Manus McMullan QC has been named Construction Silk of the Year at the 2016 Chambers UK Bar Awards. Manus took silk in 2010. In 2015 he won Energy and Construction Barrister of the Year at the Legal 500 Bar Awards. Manus had previously won Chambers and Partners Construction...Read more

New senior management team at Atkin Chambers pushes strategy forward

20 October 2016
Atkin Chambers announces two senior appointments to a newly-formed senior management team: Emily Morris and Julie Demeritt will play a key role in the set’s new three-year strategy to underline chambers’ market lead in the litigation of UK construction and global infrastructure projects, working closely with CEO Fay Gillott and senior clerk Justin Wilson. Emily...Read more

New tenant, Mathias Cheung, joins Atkin Chambers

12 October 2016
Chambers is delighted that Mathias Cheung has accepted an offer of tenancy, following successful completion of his pupillage. He is a member of Chambers with immediate effect. Mathias’ practice covers all areas of Chambers’ work, including construction, engineering and infrastructure, energy and utilities, information technology, and professional negligence. In addition to these specialist areas, he...Read more

Hudson reflects evolving construction law

3 October 2016
Robert Clay, one of the authors of the recently published edition of Hudson on Building and Engineering Contracts, explains the changes behind the 13th edition. In his article for the August issue of Construction Law, Robert highlights the improvements of the new edition. These range from a new section on Restitution to a response to...Read more

FIDIC Africa Contract Users’ Conference 2016

1 August 2016
Simon Lofthouse QC spoke at this year’s FIDIC Africa Contract Users’ Conference 2016 in Nairobi on 11 and 12 October 2016. Simon co-presented a session on arbitration and alternative dispute resolution with Mr Paul Karekzi (DRBF, Kenya). Their session considered the nature of disputes and how they can be managed and resolved under the provisions of...Read more

C5 BIM legal forum

10 June 2016
Jennifer Jones chaired day 1 of the C5 BIM (Building Information Modelling) legal forum at the Grange City Hotel on 8-9 June 2016. The forum questioned and debated the key legal areas of concern around BIM and the potential legal risks that may arise in the future. Jennifer is a barrister called in 2003 specialising in...Read more

Edmund Neuberger chairs SCL Astra Debate

9 June 2016
Edmund Neuberger chaired the SCL Astra Construction Training Debate in Manchester on the 9th June 2016. The topic to be debated was “This house believes the UK Construction Industry would benefit from Brexit”. For further details on SCL Astra please click here  ...Read more

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC chairs session at the CDR Summer Arbitration Symposium

9 June 2016
Following her keynote address at the CDR Summer Arbitration Symposium on 9 June 2016 assessing the state of the market and the role played by the Bar, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC chaired a session at the conference entitled ‘Best practice in construction and engineering arbitrations’. The panel of experts provided in-depth analysis of this key area of practice, looking at...Read more

Sir Robert Akenhead presented at the Society of Construction Law in Hong Kong

19 May 2016
On 19 May 2016, Sir Robert Akenhead gave a presentation on witness evidence from his perspective as a recently retired TCC Judge for the Society of Construction Law in Hong Kong. This included: Practical tips, advice and pitfalls, dos and don’ts, his views generally on witnesses; Proof and differing proof; and Causation and the law. Sir...Read more

Sir Robert Akenhead, Nicholas Baatz QC and Robert Clay at the King’s College Construction Law Association Lecture

14 April 2016
Sir Robert Akenhead chaired the annual King’s College Construction Law Association and Sweet and Maxwell lecture on 14 April 2016. Nicholas Baatz QC and Robert Clay presented on issues including causation and good faith. The 13th Edition of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts, which was re-written and edited by members of Atkin Chambers, was published in December 2015....Read more

Construction Law Summer School 2016

29 March 2016
Rupert Choat spoke at the Construction Law Summer School hosted by IBC Legal Conferences. The conference was entitled ‘Comprehensive coverage of today’s key international construction law issues’. Rupert’s session focused on ADR and covered topics such as what is ADR and the types of ADR. For further information, please click here....Read more

CIArb North East Spring Debate

24 March 2016
The CIArb North East Spring Debate is a networking and CPD meeting hosted by the CIArb North East Branch as guests of Shulmans LLP. The Spring debate was entitled ‘BIM will reduce construction disputes’, BIM is heralded as the future of construction, but will it really solve the industry’s woes? Nicholas Baatz QC spoke for the against side....Read more

Effective Risk Management under EPC Contracts for Oil & Gas Projects in the Middle East

18 March 2016
Simon Lofthouse QC spoke at the AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators) Middle East Chapter Event in Dubai on ‘Effective Risk Management under EPC Contracts for Oil & Gas Projects in the Middle East”. Simon, alongside a panel of recognised professionals, addressed strategies in managing risks under EPC Contracts in the Middle East. To view the...Read more

SCL Annual Conference in Leeds 2016

17 March 2016
Dominique Rawley and Edmund Neuberger spoke at the SCL Annual Conference 2016 in Leeds. Their session was entitled ‘Challenging Payment Applications in the Absence of Employer’s Notices’. To view the full programme please click here....Read more

Riaz Hussain appointed as Queen’s Counsel

18 February 2016
Atkin Chambers is delighted to announce that Riaz Hussain has been appointed a Queen’s Counsel in the 2016 silk appointments announced on 11th January 2016. The members of Atkin Chambers would like to congratulate Riaz on his appointment to Queen’s Counsel. Riaz will be officially appointed in the ceremony on Monday 22nd February 2016. His...Read more

James Howells QC speaks at FIDIC Middle East Contract Users’ Conference 2016

16 February 2016
James Howells QC spoke at the 7th annual FIDIC Middle East Contract Users’ conference held in Dubai on the 16th and 17th February 2016. James’ session was entitled Arbitration and Alternative Dispute resolution, and it considered the nature of disputes and how they can be managed and resolved under the provisions of the FIDIC Contracts. The...Read more

Pupil Mathias Cheung awarded SCL Hudson Prize 2015

8 February 2016
Mathias Cheung has won the SCL Hudson Prize 2015 for his essay entitled ‘Shylock’s Construction Law: the Brave New Life of Liquidated Damages?’. The paper comments on the recent Supreme Court decision of Cavendish Square Holding v Makdessi, which replaced the Dunlop test of ‘genuine pre-estimate of loss’ for penalty clauses with a new test...Read more

Sir Robert Akenhead joins Atkin Chambers as a Door Tenant

4 February 2016
Sir Robert was a tenant at Atkin Chambers from 1973 until his elevation to the bench in 2007. During this time he practised as a specialist construction law barrister, in court and in arbitration, dealing with a wide range of infrastructure project disputes, and related issues. In addition to an extensive domestic practice, he also...Read more

Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts – 5th Edition

29 December 2015
Andrew Burr is editor of Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts, now in its 5th edition the book continues to be the pre-eminent guide to these often complex and potentially costly issues and has been cited by the judiciary as a leading textbook in court decisions worldwide, see, for example, Mirant v Ove Arup EWHC...Read more

Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts, 13th Edition published, December 2015

7 December 2015
The members of Atkin Chambers are delighted to announce the publication of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts, 13th Edition. Hudson is regarded by many as the leading reference on Construction Law. The 13th Edition, edited by Nicholas Dennys QC and Robert Clay, provides a comprehensive update on the law and interpretation of construction contracts and...Read more

Atkin Chambers sponsors FIDIC Contract Users’ Conference

1 December 2015
David Streatfeild-James QC and Rupert Choat both spoke at the 2015 FIDIC International Contract Users’ event in London (1 – 3 December 2015). David Streatfeild-James QC spoke on Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution – the session considered the opportunities for avoidance and early resolution of disputes under the FIDIC contract provisions. Rupert Choat led the Advanced...Read more

SCL HK Construction and Law Annual Conference

6 November 2015
Steven Walker QC spoke at the SCLHK Construction and Law Annual Conference on ‘How is NEC3 standing the test and lessons we can still learn!’. Atkin Chambers was pleased to sponsor this event. Steven specialises in advising and representing parties to complex commercial contracts relating to a wide range of subject matter including the design and...Read more

Atkin Chambers appoint Chief Executive

2 November 2015
The members of Atkin Chambers are delighted to announce the appointment of Fay Gillott as Chief Executive to Chambers. Fay’s career to date has covered operational and strategic development in both the private and public sector. For the past six years she has supported 7BR Chambers in the role of Chief Executive, formalising the set’s...Read more

The Successful Presentation of Claims in Arbitration: Less is More

29 October 2015
Andrew Goddard QC spoke at the Hill International FIDIC Masterclass in Seoul. The purpose of the talk was to debunk the approach that is often taken in practice, even if unspoken, that Big is Better – that is to say, the approach that says that the biggest claim that can be assembled, with the most voluminous...Read more

Masters Conference

29 October 2015
At this conference chaired by His Lordship The Hon. Mr Justice Akenhead entitled “An Update on Important Contractual Issues, Delay Analysis and Claims (FIDIC and Other Contracts)” Simon Lofthouse QC spoke on Dispute resolution within FIDC Contracts, focusing on Claim Notification Clause 20.1, confiscation precedent – ways around, Dispute Adjudication Board, Relationship with Arbitration, Arbitrators...Read more

Joint Annual Bar Conference and Young Bar Conference 2015

17 October 2015
The theme for this year’s Bar Conference is ‘The Advocate: Our role in the balance between state and citizen’. Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC moderatedPro Bono Unit Session: Pro bono advocacy: Defending the most vulnerable; developing skills all the time....Read more

Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution

13 October 2015
Simon Lofthouse QC spoke at the IBC Legal FIDIC Conference in Zambia, Africa. This session considered the opportunities for avoidance and early resolution of disputes under the FIDIC contract provisions. This was intended to equip the representatives and advisers of the Parties and the Engineer to make good choices in moving towards a cost effective...Read more

Manus McMullan QC wins Legal 500 Construction and Energy Silk of the Year

30 September 2015
Atkin Chambers is delighted to announce that Manus McMullan QC has won Construction and Energy Silk of the Year at the Legal 500 Bar awards 2015. The Legal 500 commented “viewed by peers and solicitors alike as one of the best construction silks in the market, McMullan amply demonstrated this reputation by being chosen to act...Read more

Peter Fraser QC appointed as Justice of the High Court

29 September 2015
Atkin Chambers is delighted to announce that Peter Fraser QC has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court, on the approval of the Queen. The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, has assigned him to the Queen’s Bench Division on the retirement of Mrs Justice Swift with effect from Thursday 1st October...Read more

Simon Lofthouse QC at Masters Conference Dubai

29 September 2015
Simon Lofthouse QC spoke at the Masters Conference (featuring The Hon. Mr Justice Akenhead, a previous member of Atkin Chambers) in Dubai on October 29th. Simon spoke on ‘FIDIC Contracts — Dispute Resolution’. His session covered topics such as: • Claim Notification Clause 20.1 • Condition precedent – ways around • Dispute Adjudication Board • Relationship...Read more

Nicholas Maciolek joins Atkin Chambers as a tenant

17 September 2015
Atkin Chambers are delighted that Nicholas Maciolek has accepted an offer of tenancy, following successful completion of his pupillage. He is a member of Chambers with immediate effect. Nicholas’ practice covers all areas of Atkin Chambers’ work, including construction, engineering and infrastructure, energy and utilities, information technology, and professional negligence. In addition to these specialist...Read more

Society of Construction Law: Constructing Africa International Conference

10 September 2015
Martin Bowdery QC and Simon Lofthouse QC spoke at the Society of Construction Law Constructing Africa International Conference The event was held in Cape Town on 10 and 11 September 2015. They gave a presentation on ‘The employment and use of experts in construction litigation’ and were panel members on a session entitled ‘New procedures in international...Read more

CIArb Singapore Centenary Conference

3 September 2015
Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC was a panel member at the CIArb Centenary Conference in Singapore.  The panel session was entitled ‘The Age of Innovation: Addressing the Perils and Promises of Arbitration’. Conference website...Read more

New textbook ‘Adjudication in Construction Law’ published

20 August 2015
Darryl Royce authors a new construction publication entitled ‘Adjudication in Construction Law’ published on 9th September 2015 by Routledge. This book brings together, in one convenient place, all the relevant material on the process of Adjudication in Construction. It will provide clarity for those involved in the adjudication process, or related proceedings, in the form...Read more

Martin Bowdery QC appointed Chairman of TECBAR

16 July 2015
Martin Bowdery QC has been elected Chairman of TECBAR (Technology & Construction Bar Association) with effect from 16th July 2015. TECBAR is the bar association for barristers who provide specialist advocacy and advisory services in the fields of technology and construction whether before the Technology and Construction Court (“TCC”) or elsewhere. Clients, construction professionals and...Read more

IBC Legal Construction Law Summer School 2015

1 July 2015
Rupert Choat spoke at the annual IBC Legal Summer School Construction Conference on ADR. During this seminar Rupert covered: • What is ADR? • Types of ADR • Pros and cons of ADR • ADR in international construction contracts • International trends and issues...Read more

Construction Law: Contracts & Dispute Management Conference 2015

1 July 2015
Rupert Choat spoke at the 7th Annual IBC Legal Construction Conference on ‘Stopping and Helping on-demand bond calls and getting paid using emergency arbitrators’. In his session Rupert covered: • The rise of Emergency Arbitrator Processes • How might EAP be used to stop or help on-demand bond calls? • How might EAP be used to...Read more

CIArb Centenary Conference: To Model Law or not to Model Law

1 July 2015
Doug Jones chaired a session at the CIArb Centenary Conference in London with panellists: Professor George A Bermann (USA), The Rt Hon Lady Justice Gloster DBE (UK), Dr Pierre A Karrer, FCIArb (Switzerland), Harish Salve SA (India). The session was entitled ‘To Model Law or not to Model Law’...Read more

Atkin Chambers sponsor CIArb Centenary Conference

10 June 2015
Chambers is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the CIArb London Centenary Conference to be held at The London Guildhall between the 1st – 3rd July 2015. The conference is entitled ‘International Arbitration: The Principles’ and covered promoting efficient, effective economical and ethical resolution of international commercial disputes through arbitration. Delegates will hear from over 25 speakers representing...Read more

Termination: Tips for success and avoiding the Elephant Traps

14 May 2015
Fiona Parkin QC spoke at a Society of Construction Law seminar in Leeds on termination. In this Seminar Fiona discussed root causes of problem projects; managing projects in distress and the position at common law by discussing the decision in Telford Homes v Ampurius Nu Homes EWCA civ 577....Read more

Termination: Tips for success and avoiding the Elephant Traps

12 May 2015
Fiona Parkin QC speaks at SCL Seminar in Leeds on Termination. In this Seminar Fiona will discuss the following topics: Root causes of problem projects; managing projects in distress and the position at common law by discussing the decision in Telford Homes v. Ampurius Nu Homes EWCA civ 577....Read more

Termination: What to watch out for

18 March 2015
In this seminar by Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC in Singapore hosted by the Society of Construction Law, Chantal discussed the following aspects of termination: • Termination under the contract for cause & termination under the contract for convenience • Termination at Common Law • Subjective/Objective test • Culpable delay for which no notice • Failure to...Read more

Lauren Adams becomes tenant at Atkin Chambers

24 October 2014
Chambers are delighted that Lauren Adams has accepted an offer of tenancy, following successful completion of her pupillage. She is a member of Chambers with immediate effect. Lauren won the 2013 SCL Husdon 1st prize for her paper ”New Clots in the Lifeblood of International Construction Projects: Injuncting Employers’ calls on performance bonds” while a...Read more

Steven Walker QC chairing panel session at one day Master Class in Dubai

8 October 2014
Steven Walker QC is chairing a panel session at a one day master class in Dubai on Bonds and Insurance in Construction. The conference which is being hosted by Hill International and CIOB is on 3rd November 2014 at the H Hotel, Dubai. The master class will examine the key principles, policies, notices and claims...Read more

James Howells appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2014 list

21 February 2014
Chambers would like to congratulate James Howells on his appointment to Queen’s Counsel. The ceremony will take place at the Palace of Westminster on Monday 14th April 2014. James practices across a broad range of disputes in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and all methods of alternative dispute resolution. He has particular experience in energy and power...Read more

Rupert Choat returns to the Bar to practice at Atkin Chambers

20 January 2014
Atkin Chambers is delighted to announce that Rupert Choat, will be joining Atkin Chambers as a tenant on the 1st March 2014. Following a pupillage at Atkin Chambers, Rupert pursued his career as a solicitor advocate advising on construction matters, and has been in private practice for over 15 years. He joined CMS 13 years...Read more

Andrew White QC, David Streatfeild-James QC, James Howells and Christopher Lewis named in Chambers and Partners’ Top 100 barristers at the UK Bar

17 December 2013
Andrew White QC, David Streatfeild-James QC, James Howells and Christopher Lewis were all named in Chambers and Partners’ “Chambers Bar 100”, which was published in December. Riaz Hussain also appeared as a leading junior in the shortlist, produced in October this year. The Chambers Bar 100 ranks the top barristers practising at the Bar of...Read more

Atkin Chambers wins Energy and Projects Set of the Year in Legal 500 awards

7 October 2013
Atkin Chambers has won Energy and Projects Set of the Year at the inaugural Legal 500 awards. The awards celebrate the successes of law firms, barristers’ chambers, in-house legal teams and individuals over the year. Atkin Chambers’ barristers Andrew White QC, Nicholas Dennys QC, David Streatfeild-James QC and Chantal Aimee Doerries QC were all shortlisted...Read more

Martin Bowdery QC elected Vice-Chairman of TECBAR

18 July 2013
Martin Bowdery QC has been elected Vice-Chairman of TECBAR with effect from 16th July 2013 for the next two years. TECBAR is the bar association for barristers who provide specialist advocacy and advisory services in the fields of technology and construction whether before the Technology and Construction Court (“TCC”) or elsewhere. Clients, construction professionals and solicitors also use...Read more

Atkin Chambers’ team fundraises for The London Legal Support Trust

22 May 2013
On Monday 20th May a team from Atkin Chambers (Jennifer Jones, David Johnson, Ryan Deane and James Ingham) took part in the London Legal Walk, a 10km event organised by The London Legal Support Trust that raises money for various agencies and organisations providing free legal advice services in London and the South East. Together...Read more

Dominique Rawley and Steven Walker appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2012 list

27 February 2012
Chambers would like to congratulate Dominique Rawley and Steven Walker on their appointments to Queen’s Counsel. The ceremony will take place at the Palace of Westminster on Friday 30th March 2012. Dominique specialises in high value disputes in the field of technology, construction and engineering projects, and in professional negligence claims, both in the UK...Read more

Rashda Rana to join Atkin Chambers as a door tenant

12 January 2012
Atkin Chambers is delighted to announce that Rashda Rana is becoming a door tenant with effect from February 2012. She will divide her time between Wentworth Chambers in Sydney and Atkin Chambers in London specialising in commercial arbitration. She began her career as a barrister at Atkin Chambers more than 20 years ago. She is...Read more

Andrew White QC elected as Atkin Chambers’ new Head

15 September 2011
Andrew White QC has been elected as Atkin Chambers’ next Head of Chambers. He takes over from Nicholas Dennys QC on 15th September 2011 and will hold the appointment for five years. Andrew has been a tenant at Atkin Chambers since 1980, taking silk in 1997....Read more

Fiona Parkin appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2011 list

2 March 2011
Chambers would like to congratulate Fiona Parkin on her appointment to Queen’s Counsel. The ceremony will take place at the Palace of Westminster on Thursday 7th April 2011. Fiona advises and represents multi-national companies, public bodies and professional clients in connection with substantial international and domestic disputes, typically arising out of major infrastructure projects both...Read more

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC appointed Chairman of TECBAR

25 July 2010
Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC has been elected Chairman of TECBAR with effect from 15th July 2010 for the next three years. TECBAR is the bar association for barristers who provide specialist advocacy and advisory services in the fields of technology and construction whether before the Technology and Construction Court (“TCC”) or elsewhere. Clients, construction professionals and...Read more

Doug Jones AM, door tenant at Atkin Chambers, appointed to LCIA Arbitration Court

30 May 2010
One of Atkin Chambers’ door tenants, Doug Jones AM, has been appointed by the London Court of International Arbitration’s (LCIA) Board of Directors to serve a five year term on the LCIA Arbitration Court. The LCIA is one of the longest-established international institutions for commercial dispute resolution. The LCIA Court comprises up to thirty-five members...Read more

Manus McMullan appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2010 list

1 March 2010
Chambers would like to congratulate Manus McMullan on his appointment to Queen’s Counsel. The ceremony took place at the Palace of Westminster on Monday 22nd March 2010. Manus specialises in commercial disputes with an emphasis on professional indemnity, construction and engineering, information technology, insurance and energy matters both domestically and internationally. He has represented a...Read more

His Honour Humphrey Lloyd QC awarded an honorary doctorate

15 July 2009
Atkin Chambers’ door tenant, arbitrator and former judge, His Honour Humphrey Lloyd QC, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Leeds Metropolitan as part of the Summer Graduation celebrations. He received his honorary doctorate in Law at the University’s Faculty of Arts & Society degree ceremony. His Honour Humphrey Lloyd QC began his career as...Read more

Jonathan Acton Davis QC successfully represents DEFRA

25 May 2009
Jonathan Acton Davis QC, instructed by Nabarro, represented DEFRA in Farm Assist Limited (in liquidation) v The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs EWHC 1102 (TCC) when a mediator unsuccessfully applied to set aside a witness summons that she attend trial to give evidence about a mediation. The dispute between the...Read more

Professor Doug Jones at IBA Project Finance Conference

29 April 2009
Professor Doug Jones AM was the Chair and a Panelist of a session on Best Practices in Infrastructure Projects at the IBA Project Finance Conference in Washington, USA held on 22-24 April 2009. Doug Jones is an international infrastructure and dispute resolution lawyer. He is Sydney-based and a door tenant at Atkin Chambers. He has...Read more

New Door Tenant joins Atkin Chambers

2 March 2009
Sir Thayne Forbes has joined Atkin Chambers as a door tenant following his retirement from the High Court and will be accepting arbitration and other ADR appointments. Following a successful career at the Bar from 1966 to 1990, becoming Queen’s Counsel in 1984, he was made Official Referee from 1990 to 1993. He was then...Read more

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC appears in The Lawyer’s Hot 100

2 March 2009
Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC has been selected by the Lawyer in its “Hot 100” list 2009 in the litigation section. One of the first of the 1992 call to take Silk in 2008, Chantal-Aimée Doerries is widely recognised as a leading practitioner in commercial dispute resolution. She has a well established practice, representing clients in a...Read more

New QC appointment at Atkin Chambers

2 March 2009
Chambers would like to congratulate Peter Fraser on his appointment to Queen’s Counsel. The ceremony will take place at the Palace of Westminster on Monday 30th March 2009. Peter specialises in domestic and international litigation and arbitration in the construction, civil engineering, transport, professional negligence and energy and utilities sectors. Throughout his career, he has...Read more

Continued Pro Bono support with annual concert

11 November 2008
We are pleased to announce our continued support for the Bar Pro Bono Unit with the third annual concert: “The Hilliard Ensemble” on Tuesday 11th November 2008 at 7pm, Gray’s Inn Hall. For details, or to purchase a ticket, please contact Natasha Willicombe (020 7404 0102 nwillicombe@atkinchambers.com )....Read more

Two new tenants join Atkin Chambers

1 September 2008
Chambers are delighted that Peter Land and Zulfikar Khayum have accepted offers of tenancy. Following completion of their pupillage, they will both become members of Chambers on 17 September 2008....Read more

New appointment as Queen’s Counsel

30 March 2008
Chantal-Aimée Doerries has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel. The official ceremony will be held on the 28th March 2008. Chantal’s elevation is richly deserved and it sees her as the youngest female barrister to take the honour this year....Read more