Construction & Engineering

Construction and engineering disputes are at the heart of what Atkin Chambers is known for. It is the specialism on which members have built their outstanding national and international reputations over the last half century or more.

Atkin Chambers is consistently top ranked in both Chambers and Partners, and The Legal 500 for construction both in the UK and also in guides to the English Bar in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific (see Awards section here).

The technical and economic challenges of constructing landmark buildings and projects mean that disputes between those involved in delivering them are not infrequent. Developers, contractors, funders, insurers and construction professionals turn to the construction barristers at Atkin Chambers for advice and assistance in connection with many of the major projects of the age such as:

  • Bath Spa
  • British Library
  • Channel Tunnel
  • Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
  • House of Commons
  • The Lloyds Building
  • London Olympic Village
  • Wembley Stadium

The complexities of construction projects also present themselves on a smaller scale: Construction barristers appreciate the unique challenges involved in helping to resolve residential disputes which arise when developments go wrong. At Atkin Chambers the members have significant experience in acting in residential construction disputes; party wall claims and nuisance actions.

What a given case requires can vary hugely. What members bring to each and every case is their familiarity with the sector and the dynamics of projects, a forensic identification of the facts and technical issues which matter, and a mastery of those, and a focused application of the relevant legal principles.

Intellectual leadership in construction law

Members of Atkin Chambers are authors of authoritative and influential legal texts including:

A wide range of disputes in construction and engineering

Disputes related to a wide range of projects including, but not limited to:

  • Airport terminals
  • Bridges
  • Commercial developments
  • Dams
  • Data centres
  • Desalination plants
  • FPSOs and semi-submersibles
  • High-rise/ skyscrapers
  • Highways/roads
  • Hospitals
  • Hydro-electric power plants
  • Hyper compressors
  • IT and technological services
  • Underground rail and metro systems
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • Mines
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Offshore construction
  • Pipelines
  • Ports & Terminals
  • Power plants
  • Process plants
  • Railways
  • Reclamations
  • Refineries
  • Residential developments
  • Schools and universities
  • Stadia
  • Solar energy
  • Trams
  • Tunnels
  • Waste to energy
  • Wind farms