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'Its members are experienced in acting on high-profile and high-value domestic and international cases.'
Chambers and Partners


Members of Atkin Chambers frequently appear in important or prominent cases, and their involvement is often reported in legal and industry press.

We also edit the Building Law Reports and several other legal titles and sector journals. This, along with information about Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts, is available under “Books and Publications”.

Atkin Chambers tops rankings in Chambers Global for construction

Chambers Global leading set 2018
15 February 2018
Atkin Chambers continues to rank number one in Chambers Global for Construction as a “premier set comprising an array of highly regarded construction law barristers”. Andrew White QC, David Streatfeild-James QC and Manus McMullan QC are given star individual status again. The set and members also continue to rank highly for energy and natural resources as...Read more

Second supplement to Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts published

Hudson’s Building & Engineering Contracts Second Supplement to the 13th Edition
21 December 2017
Built on the wealth of practical, commercial and legal experience accumulated by the authors, Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts provides a comprehensive update on the law and interpretation of construction contracts. In the second supplement several interesting cases are noted: The most important recent case in relation to the liability of design and build contractors for...Read more

Manus McMullan QC and Rupert Choat win Legal 500 UK 2018 Awards

The Legal 500 Bar Awards Logo 2018
4 December 2017
Atkin Chambers is pleased to announce that Manus McMullan QC has been named International Arbitration Silk of the Year and Rupert Choat has been named Construction and Energy Junior of the Year at The Legal 500 UK 2018 awards. Manus McMullan QC was also shortlisted in the field of Construction and Energy as Silk of the Year. Atkin Chambers was...Read more

Atkin Chambers ranked highly in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
30 November 2017
Atkin Chambers is pleased to be a recommended chambers in this year’s Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 guide reflecting its “worldwide footprint in construction law” and to be acknowledged as one of the chambers with the most silks ranked in 2018....Read more

SCL conference panel discusses the future of construction in Hong Kong

14 November 2017
Atkin Chambers was pleased to sponsor this year’s Society of Construction Law Hong Kong One Day International Conference at which Andrew Goddard QC and Philip Boulding QC of Keating Chambers co-chaired a lively discussion between panel and audience on “Recent and future developments for the construction industry”. Alongside fellow panellists, Terrence Lui, Gammon Construction’s Digital Innovation Team Leader, independent arbitrator...Read more

Atkin Chambers top ranked in Chambers UK Bar 2018

2 November 2017
Atkin Chambers has been top ranked again in the Chambers & Partners UK Bar guide and continues to see a large proportion of its members ranked. Atkin Chambers is ranked Band 1 in construction, international arbitration (construction/engineering) and professional negligence (technology & construction): “Premier set comprising an array of highly-regarded construction law barristers. Members of Chambers are...Read more

Manus McMullan QC named International Arbitration Silk of the Year

27 October 2017
Atkin Chambers is pleased to announce that Manus McMullan QC has been named International Arbitration Silk of the Year at the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards. Considered one of the leading practitioners at the commercial bar, Manus McMullan continues to act in a number of major arbitrations all across the world with current high-profile disputes in Europe,...Read more

Atkin Chambers top ranked in new edition of Legal 500

12 October 2017
Atkin Chambers is delighted to be recognised again by this year’s Legal 500 as “‘one of the best construction and engineering chambers in the UK, if not the world’, where ‘the strength in depth is unparalleled’“. The set is ranked number one in construction where Atkin: “‘Epitomises strength in depth’, housing members with ‘substantive experience as...Read more

Fiona Parkin QC on “terminating mega projects” at SCL/CIArb seminar

4 October 2017
Fiona Parkin QC was joined by Sophie Nappert from 3VB and Joanne Prior from Blackrock Expert Services to discuss “Mega projects – national prestige or bottomless well?” on Tuesday 3 October 2017 at the National Liberal Club in London. The seminar was hosted by the Society of Construction Lawyers and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London Branch, and...Read more

David Barnes joins Atkin Chambers as Director of Clerking

David Barnes Director of Clerking Atkin Chambers
2 October 2017
Atkin Chambers is delighted to announce that David Barnes has joined as Director of Clerking. David’s role will be to manage client relationships and lead Atkin Chambers’ client development. The Head of Chambers, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, said: “We are excited that David is returning to Atkin Chambers in the new role of Director of Clerking. He brings with him...Read more

Atkin Chambers seeks candidates for 2019/20 pupillage year

Atkin Chambers about us
29 September 2017
Atkin Chambers is pleased to announce that it is inviting applications for the pupillage year 2019/2020. Applications open on Saturday, 30 September 2017 and close at midnight on Wednesday, 13 December 2017. “We are a commercial set at the forefront of construction, energy and infrastructure law at the Bar. Our members are globally renowned for...Read more

Atkin Chambers welcomes Richard Bulaitis as practice manager

Rick Bulaitis Atkin Chambers Practice Manager
26 September 2017
Atkin Chambers is pleased to welcome Richard (Rick) Bulaitis who joins as a practice manager with effect from today (26 September 2017). Formerly a practice manager at 39 Essex Chambers, Rick has been clerking for over a decade having started with 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. “We are pleased that Rick has chosen to join us...Read more

Rupert Choat co-chairs IBA construction projects conference in Brussels

14 September 2017
Rupert Choat co-chaired the International Bar Association’s two-day “6th Construction Projects from Conception to Completion Conference” in Brussels, Belgium from 14 September 2017. The conference was co-presented by the IBA International Construction Projects Committee of the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL) and the IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee, supported by the IBA European...Read more

Steven Walker QC and Felicity Dynes present at SCL Seminar

Steven Walker QC and Felicity Dynes
7 September 2017
Steven Walker QC and Felicity Dynes presented to the Society of Construction Law in Leeds on 7 September 2017. They were be joined by Tom Owen and Jennie Wild of Keating Chambers to provide ‘A review of recent decisions and developments in the world of litigation and adjudication’. For further details please click here. Leeds Beckett...Read more

Dalton Hale joins Atkin Chambers

Portrait of Dalton Hale, a Barrister at Atkin Chambers
6 September 2017
Atkin Chambers is delighted that Dalton Hale will be joining Chambers as a tenant on 7 September 2017, following the completion of his pupillage. Dalton’s practice covers all areas of Chambers’ work, including construction, engineering and infrastructure, energy and utilities, information technology, and professional negligence. During pupillage, Dalton gained experience at all stages of litigation, adjudication...Read more

Manus McMullan QC lead advocate in win for Panama Canal Authority

Manus McMullan QC of Atkin Chambers
3 August 2017
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has notified a final award in favour of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) in one of the disputes arising from the Third Set of Locks project – one of the largest engineering projects in the world. The contractor for the project, Grupo Unidos por el Canal, SA (GUPC), and...Read more