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Legal Notice

Terms & conditions

By using our website (the “Site”), you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use. Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use this site.

This website is produced by Atkin Chambers, a set of barristers’ chambers. All barristers practising from a set of chambers are self-employed individuals. By agreement of the barristers in these Chambers, this website has been prepared for information purposes only.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party.

We aim to update our site regularly and may change the content at any time.

This page was last updated on 8 December 2018.

Legal disclaimer

The content and the opinions expressed on this website have been provided for information purposes only. It should not be relied on as a substitute for specific legal advice on any particular topic. Legal comment is from an English law perspective, unless otherwise stated.

Copyright and reproduction notice

Unless otherwise stated, the contents of this website content, organisation, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Site are the property of Atkin Chambers and protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights.

Reproduction of part or all of the contents of the website pages in any form is prohibited except in accordance with the following exceptions:

Licence to copy for personal use – you may download or print extracts from the website pages (”the material”) for your personal use only.

Licence to recopy for limited purposes

You may forward or recopy the material to individual third parties for their personal use only provided always that:

You acknowledge the Atkin Chambers website as the source of the material. You must include the acknowledgement and the Atkin Chambers website address ( in the forwarded or the copy of the material.

You expressly inform the third parties that these Disclaimer, Copyright and Reproduction Notices apply to them and that they must comply with them.

This licence to forward or recopy does not permit incorporation of the material or any part of it in any other work or publication, whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form. In particular (but without limitation) no part of the Atkin Chambers website pages may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose.

No part of the Atkin Chambers website may be reproduced on or transmitted to or stored in any other website or other forms of electronic retrieval system.

The terms of this Copyright and Reproduction Notice are governed by the law of England & Wales and any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use of any information or materials from this website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice in London.

Fraudulent emails or texts

It has come to our attention that unknown persons are sending fraudulent emails and/or text messages that appear to be from members of Atkin Chambers. These emails or texts advise the recipient that the persons responsible for the emails are members of Atkin Chambers and claim the Barristers are distributing cash “entitlements”.

The members of Atkin Chambers are not associated in any way with the persons distributing these fraudulent emails or texts, or with the activities described. The purpose of these emails are apparently to induce the recipients to disclose personal information and bank details.

If you are not sure if the person you are dealing with is actually a practising barrister, you can find out by searching The Barristers’ Register. This provides a list of barristers who are permitted to carry out legal services when referring to themselves as barristers. For further information please look at the Bar Standards Board website or contact the Bar Council at

Linking to and from

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages, and you don’t have to ask permission to link to However, we don’t give you permission to suggest that your website is associated with, or endorsed by, Atkin Chambers.

Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Our privacy policy only applies to this Site and doesn’t cover other websites that we link to.


We have tried to make our website accessible to as many people as possible and we have included several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. We have ensured that the site achieves the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Priority 1 criteria.

We have also kept to a number of coding standards set out by the W3C. This means that the site should be easily visible on a number of different platforms.

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. If you would like to increase the font size your web browser, go to the menu, then select Text Size. Choose Larger or Largest. This will display the web site’s text in larger or the largest font size available on your system.

Information provided by you

We may ask you to provide personal information through the Contact Us page or when you register for an event which we may then store and use. The details that we may ask for include your name, your email address or your company name. We will not collect personal details from you without your knowledge and permission. The information you provide us may be used to contact you through postal mail or email.

Cookie policy

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then remove the data from the system.

Cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

We make every effort to check and test for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use doesn’t expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

We’re not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond our reasonable control.

If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion, this does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.

Revisions to these terms

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of the website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.