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Their experience in the national and international dispute resolution fields means that members make a positive difference to the outcome for clients. Members do this by paying close attention to detail without losing sight of the bigger commercial picture. Members know which arguments are attractive to Tribunals and which are not because they are skilled in the art of advocacy. Read more…

Atkin Chambers’ recognised speciality is in disputes which require a detailed technical understanding of how things work and why it is that they go wrong. The factual complexities of these disputes are frequently matched by the complexity of the legal framework in which they arise. Members’ ability to unpick the issues and find a clear way through is what sets Chambers apart. Read more…

Atkin Chambers was the first ever UK chambers to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in international trade, the UK’s highest recognition for international business success. It is ranked band 1 in international arbitration in the most recent Chambers UK Bar Guide and has been so for many years. Read more…

Atkin Chambers is a leading set of commercial barristers. It has been described as “the place to go for substantial international disputes” and the premier construction set”.

Members have an international reputation as specialist advocates and experts in all forms of dispute resolution in the sectors in which they operate.

That expertise extends primarily, but not exclusively, across construction and engineering, infrastructure, energy and natural resources, shipbuilding and offshore construction, transport, IT and telecommunications, and professional negligence.

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“Atkin Chambers is ‘one of the best construction and engineering chambers in the UK, if not the world’, where ‘the strength in depth is unparalleled’.”

Legal 500 2017


“‘Simply the best construction set in London’, Atkin Chambers is ‘a cut above the rest’, offering ‘top-quality’ and experienced counsel and arbitrators across the board, and all with ‘in-depth construction law and engineering knowledge’.”

Legal 500 2019

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Atkin Chambers continues to rank number one in Chambers Global for Construction: The set consistently handles the most significant, high-value and high-profile disputes both domestically and internationally.” 

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Recommended chambers in Legal 500 Asia Pacific reflecting its “worldwide footprint in construction law” and acknowledged as one of the chambers with the most silks ranked in 2018.

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Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts 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 was brought up to date by a panel comprising of many of the leading practitioners at Atkin Chambers.

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