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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”.

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

Rupert Choat and Frances Pigott present at the MBL Construction Law Conference

10 July 2017
10 July, London Rupert Choat and Frances Pigott joined a list of construction law experts as speakers at the MBL Construction Law Conference 2017 which took place in London on 10 July. In a session on “Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time” Rupert Choat examined two areas where the courts have shown themselves to be particularly...Read more

David Barnes joins Atkin Chambers

6 June 2017
Atkin Chambers is delighted to announce that David Barnes will be joining as Director of Clerking later this year. David’s role will be to lead Atkin Chambers’ client development both in the UK and globally. The Head of Chambers, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, said: “The members and staff of Atkin Chambers are excited about our future and...Read more

Manus McMullan QC and Rónán Hanna win in the Court of Appeal

25 May 2017
Persimmon Homes Ltd v Ove Arup & Partners Ltd & Anor EWCA Civ 373 Judgement has been handed down by the Court of Appeal in the case of Persimmon Homes Limited and Others v Ove Arup & Partners Limited and Another. The case concerned the question of whether an agreement between the parties that “Liability...Read more

Steven Walker QC success in the Court of Appeal

Steven Walker QC Barrister Atkin Chambers
24 May 2017
Sutton Housing Partnership Limited and Rydon Maintenance Limited   EWCA Civ 359 Steven Walker QC appeared for the Appellant, Sutton Housing Partnership Limited, in an appeal from the Technology and Construction Court concerning the proper construction of the termination provisions in a five-year contract for the provision of repair and maintenance services. Sutton terminated the...Read more

Atkin Chambers supports the 2017 London Legal Walk

23 May 2017
Members and staff of Atkin Chambers were pleased to support the London Legal Walk 2017. The team was raising money for the London Legal Support Trust, the Free Representation Unit and the Bar Pro Bono Unit. The London Legal Support Trust works to support law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South...Read more