About Atkin Chambers
Atkin Chambers is a leading set of commercial barristers with an international reputation for providing advocacy and advice on cases concerning construction and engineering, energy 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 related to such disputes.
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.
Members of Atkin Chambers are authors of authoritative and influential legal texts including:
- The Building Law Reports
- The International Construction Law Review
- Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts – this seminal work on the law relating to building and engineering contracts has been edited in Chambers for over 50 years.
Atkin Chambers is committed to offering a high-quality service to members’ 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’.”
What the directories say about Atkin Chambers
Atkin Chambers has been referred to as a “premier set” and it 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.
The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide has described Atkin Chambers as “simply the best construction set in London” and the most recent edition talked about it being “a ‘go-to’ set for energy construction and engineering disputes”, and that clients remark it is “very strong academically and has excellent counsel” while also having “down-to-earth barristers, who are commercial and demonstrate excellent client service”.
Chambers and Partners’ UK Bar guide said: “Members are consistently instructed in the highest-value construction disputes, both domestic and international. An interviewee describes it as ‘an agglomeration of the absolute finest intellects and advocates at the Bar in the construction, engineering and infrastructure spaces,’ and adds: ‘The set is packed to the brim with legendary heavyweight silks and superstar juniors'”.
Atkin Chambers was named Construction Set of the Year at the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards in October 2019.
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.