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As acknowledged experts in their respective fields, our barristers are often invited to speak at leading sector conferences both nationally and internationally. They also regularly attend client/solicitor premises to provide bespoke seminars on a range of legal subjects.

This section lists our current seminar programme and other upcoming events. Please contact for further information.

7 March 2018: Lucie Briggs to speak at PNLA Conference

Lucie Briggs will speak on Architects’ Negligence with Stephen Homer, a partner at Ashfords, on 7 March 2018 at The Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association conference. Entitled “The Changing Landscape”, the conference for professional negligence and liability specialists will provide an update on the new Business and Property Courts and legal developments focusing on property, construction, costs and cybercrime. The conference will...Read more

9 March 2018: The Society of Construction Law Annual Conference

Society of Construction Law
Steven Walker QC, Frances Pigott and Mathias Cheung will be giving a “construction law update” at The Society of Construction Law Annual Conference 2018. Speaker(s): The Honourable Mr Justice Fraser, HH Judge Mark Raeside QC, Dennis Baldwin, Steven Walker QC, Frances Pigott, Mathias Cheung, Tom Owen, Sean Brannigan QC and Paul Darling. Venue: The Royal Armouries, Leeds LS10 1LT...Read more

16 Nov 2017: Steven Walker QC on the dangers of Design Risk | SCL North East

Steven Walker QC Barrister Atkin Chambers
Steven Walker QC will speak to the SCL North East region on Thursday 16 November on “Design Risk: where do the dangers lie?” Colin Riches, Projects Director at Mott MacDonald, will pick up the theme from a structural engineer’s perspective. The event will be chaired by Simon Lewis, a partner at Womble Bond Dickinson. Ramside Hall Hotel, Fountains Room, Carrville,...Read more

9 Nov 2017: Darryl Royce speaking at The Adjudication Society’s 16th Annual Conference

Darryl Royce
Darryl Royce will moderate a panel session on Construction Act reform and improvements to the Adjudication process at The Adjudication Society’s 16th Annual Conference on Thursday 9 November 2017.  The panel members are: Richard Bayfield, Construction Consultant, Client & Adjudicator Professor Rudi Klein, Chief Executive, Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group John Riches, Managing Director, HenryCooper Consultants This year’s conference is entitled: “Adjudication:...Read more

3 Nov 2017: Andrew Goddard QC to chair innovation panel at the SCL Hong Kong

Andrew Goddard QC
Andrew Goddard QC will be chairing a panel on “Recent and future developments for the construction industry” at this year’s Society of Construction Law Hong Kong One Day International Conference which Atkin Chambers is pleased to sponsor. The session will look at what lies ahead for the Hong Kong construction industry including innovations in BIM, IT and...Read more

18 Oct 2017: Jennifer Jones: “Managing multi-party disputes in fire cases” | PNLA Conference 2017

Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones will present at the PNLA (The Professional Negligence Lawyers Association) conference, ‘Professional Negligence & Liability Update – Focus on Fire’, in London on Wednesday 18 October. Jennifer’s session will cover managing multi-party disputes in fire cases. This conference is designed to give a review of the latest developments for those practicing in professional negligence and...Read more

17 Oct 2017: Serena Cheng QC & Christopher Reid to speak at SCL Leeds

Portrait of Serena Cheng QC and Christopher Reid
Serena Cheng QC and Christopher Reid will be speaking on “Termination in light of recent cases on repudiatory breach” at the Society of Construction Law on Tuesday 17 October 2017 in Leeds. They will be addressing the recent developments in case law concerning the interaction between the right to terminate a contract at common law and/or pursuant to contract. For further...Read more

12 Oct 2017: Steven Walker QC and Riaz Hussain QC | SCL South West

Steven Walker QC and Riaz Hussain QC
Steven Walker QC and Riaz Hussain QC will lead a talk chaired by Jonathan Spencer from Simmon & Simmons, entitled “Is the Construction Act fit for purpose?” for the Society of Construction Law in Bristol on 12 October 2017. The talk will discuss issues relating to the scope of the Construction Act, the operation of its...Read more

9 Oct 2017: Frances Pigott on proof by sampling | SCL Cambridge

Frances Pigott will be speaking to the SCL in Cambridge on Monday 9 October on proof by sampling following the issues that arose in Amey LG Ltd v Cumbria County Council EWHC 2946 (TCC). Does a claimant have to prove liability and quantum on every variation or defect claimed, or will proof of a sample suffice? ...Read more

Simon Lofthouse QC speaks at AIPN Middle East Chapter Event

Simon Lofthouse QC Barrister Atkin Chambers
Simon Lofthouse spoke at the AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators) Middle East Chapter Event in Dubai on ‘Effective Risk Management under EPC Contracts for Oil & Gas Projects in the Middle East’. Simon, alongside a panel of recognised professionals addressed strategies in managing risks under EPC Contracts in the Middle East. Click here to...Read more