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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”.

Atkin Chambers welcomes Richard Bulaitis as 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). Formally a practice manager at 39 Essex Chambers, Rick has been clerking for over a decade having started with 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. “This is an investment in our clerking/practice management team and...Read more

Dalton Hale joins 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

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

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

Construction Law Speaking Tour in Seoul, Korea

9 May 2017
Atkin Chambers was delighted to accept an invitation from Kim & Chang to present to international construction contractors in Seoul in April. Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Andrew Goddard QC, Frances Pigott and David Johnson presented over two days including a session for the International Contractors Association of Korea. A summary of the sessions is available on request. Atkin Chambers’...Read more

Atkin Chambers Manchester seminar examines construction dispute trends

23 March 2017
In Manchester on 23 March, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Frances Pigott, Andrew Fenn and Mathias Cheung, and their guest panellists – Barry Goodall, partner, Brabners and Sean McCay, partner, Squire Patton Boggs – held a discussion on the key trends in construction disputes facing lawyers and construction professionals in the region. While “change is the only constant in...Read more

Sir Robert Akenhead speaks at Navigant hosted evening seminar

9 March 2017
Sir Robert Akenhead gave the tribunal’s view at a Navigant hosted evening seminar debating “the thorny issues of disruption claims” on 9 March. Disruption – and associated productivity losses – remains a notoriously difficult claim to quantify. Whilst disruption will often comprise a significant element of a contractor’s claims on major international construction and engineering projects,...Read more

Steven Walker QC presents to the CIArb East Asia in Hong Kong

2 March 2017
Steven Walker QC presented at an evening seminar to the CIArb East Asia in Hong Kong on “Multi-tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses: the enforceability of condition precedents to arbitration”. At the seminar Steven discussed the enforceability of dispute resolution clauses providing for ADR in common law jurisdictions with specific reference to clauses that provide for the parties...Read more

The future of PFI – Summary of panel discussion key points

1 March 2017
Beale & Company and Atkin Chambers recently hosted a panel-led discussion entitled ‘Making PFI Work’. We were delighted that Sir Antony Edwards-Stuart (Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court until his retirement in November 2016) agreed to chair the panel of speakers. Andrew Goddard QC and Stephanie Barwise QC of Atkin Chambers joined Tom...Read more