The members of Atkin Chambers act as advocates in court, arbitral and dispute resolution tribunals in the UK and around the world. Members extensive experience as trial advocates means that they are particularly skilled in incisive and effective cross-examination, and understand why and how evidence makes a difference to the outcome. Members know what persuades a tribunal.
Advocacy is not just about the spoken word. Written advocacy has increasing importance in the resolution of disputes. Members are skilled in producing powerful and impactful written submissions which make the right impression on the reader.
Members frequently act as appellate advocates. In doing so they combine industry experience with an understanding of legal principle in seeking to find the right answers to the unique and complex legal problems thrown up in their specialist fields.
Details of members’ experience as advocates in domestic and international tribunals can be found in the sectors and markets work sections, and in the individual biography of each member.
International cases in UK courts
The barristers at Atkin Chambers often represent clients in disputes about international projects that come before the UK courts. This may be due to a jurisdiction agreement or as a result of some other connection to the UK.
Members’ experience of international arbitration means they are uniquely placed to appear in applications to the court for emergency injunctions or other protective measures connected with such arbitrations.
Bonds, guarantees and letters of credit are commonly-used forms of security on international projects and presented demands are frequently disputed. Members have a great deal of experience acting in such cases and recent examples include applications for injunctions to restrain bond calls in a project to supply boilers to a power plant in Brazil and multiple bond calls against a Brazilian contractor engaged to build an FSPO in Uruguay.