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, engineering, 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 most recent Legal 500 UK Bar Guide said: “‘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’.“
Chambers & Partners’ UK Bar guide said: “Boasts a market-leading team of construction barristers who are capable of handling the full range of disputes in the industry, and has a particularly excellent reputation for infrastructure work. The set consistently handles the most significant, high-value and high-profile disputes both domestically and internationally.”
Atkin Chambers was the winner of The Legal 500 Set of the Year for construction & energy, and international arbitration in 2019.
Atkin Chambers was also named Construction Set of the Year at the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards in October 2019.