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Atkin Chambers – information for applicants

Introduction from Fiona Parkin QC – head of the Pupillage Committee

“We are a commercial set of Chambers at the forefront of construction, energy and infrastructure law at the Bar. Members are globally renowned for what they do and work on some of the biggest, most complex disputes across the world.

“Closer to home, members are also regularly involved in domestic disputes arising out of UK engineering, infrastructure, IT and PFI projects.

“Clients rely on barristers at Atkin to provide commercially-focused advice to ensure the right solutions and the best possible outcomes to their disputes.

“First and foremost however, our members are advocates, they like to be on their feet and appearing in court. They are regulars in the Business, Property and Appellate Courts, and in many international arbitral forums. They also have significant expertise in ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution).

“The purpose of pupillage is to teach our pupils the skills needed to become successful members of Chambers in all of these areas. We aim to do this by ensuring pupils are exposed to the wide variety of work which comes into Chambers and by offering the chance to learn from established and experienced practitioners and practice managers.

“Chambers’ continued success depends on maintaining the reputation for excellence for which its members are known. To this end, we are committed to recruiting the best candidates for pupillage. Our market-leading pupillage award reflects that approach.”


Detailed information about how we recruit, train and offer tenancy to pupils, including third six pupils, is contained in The Atkin Chambers Pupillage Policy.

Information about the set and pupillage at Atkin Chambers are detailed in pupillage brochure.

Please read both before making your application.


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