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Legal Notice


By using our website (the “Site”), you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use. Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use this site.

This web site is produced by Atkin Chambers, a set of barristers’ chambers. All barristers practising from a set of chambers are self-employed individuals. By agreement of the barristers in these Chambers, this web site has been prepared for information purposes only.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party.

We aim to update our site regularly and may change the content at any time.

This page was last updated on 1 February 2017.

Linking to and from

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages, and you don’t have to ask permission to link to However, we don’t give you permission to suggest that your website is associated with, or endorsed by, Atkin Chambers.

Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Our privacy policy only applies to this Site, and doesn’t cover other websites that we link to.

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information. If you come to from another website, we may receive personal information about you from the other website. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

Using content

The content, organisation, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights.

The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the Site is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the Site. The posting of information or materials on the Site does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials.

In addition, we may make information available through feeds to third parties for use on websites or other applications. Please be aware, however, that these are not our products.

These applications may use versions of our information and guidance that has been edited or cached. The most up-to-date version of our information will always be that available on the website. We don’t provide any guarantees conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of any such third party products and do not accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of such third party products under any circumstances.


We have tried to make our website accessible to as many people as possible and we have included several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. We have ensured that the site achieves the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Priority 1 criteria.

We have also kept to a number of coding standards set out by the W3C. This means that the site should be easily visible on a number of different platforms.

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. If you would like to increase the font size your web browser, go to the menu, then select Text Size. Choose Larger or Largest. This will display the web site’s text in larger or the largest font size available on your system.

Information provided by you

We may ask you to provide personal information through the Contact Us page or when you register for an event which we may then store and use. The details that we may ask for include your name, your email address or your company name. We will not collect personal details from you without your knowledge and permission. The information you provide us may be used to contact you through postal mail or email.

Our Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then remove the data from the system.

Cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


The information provided on this website is intended to give general information about legal topics. The information is not intended to be relied upon or to be a substitute for legal advice. Accordingly, we do not accept any liability for any loss which may arise from reliance upon this information.

While we make every effort to keep up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of the information on the site.

We don’t accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of the website, whether direct, indirect or consequential, whether caused by tort, breach of contract or otherwise, in connection with our site, its use, the inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it. This includes loss of:

  • income or revenue
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • anticipated savings
  • data
  • goodwill
  • tangible property
  • wasted management or office time

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

It has come to our attention that unknown persons are sending fraudulent emails that appear to be from members of Atkin Chambers. These emails advise the recipient that the persons responsible for the emails are members of Atkin Chambers and claim the Barristers are distributing cash “entitlements”.

The members of Atkin Chambers are not associated in any way with the persons distributing these fraudulent emails or with the activities described. The purpose of these emails are apparently to induce the recipients to disclose personal information and bank details.

Atkin Chambers has been taking action in an effort to stop such fraudulent emails from being distributed.

For further information please visit the Bar Council at

Viruses, hacking and other offences

We make every effort to check and test for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use doesn’t expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

We’re not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond our reasonable control.

If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion, this does not means that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.

Revisions to these terms

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of the  website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.