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:
- The Building Law Reports
- The International Construction Law Review
- Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts – this seminal work on the law relating to building and engineering contracts has been edited in Chambers for over 50 years.
A wide range of disputes in construction and engineering
Disputes related to a wide range of projects including, but not limited to: