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Second supplement to Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts published

Hudson’s Building & Engineering Contracts Second Supplement to the 13th Edition
21 December 2017
Built on the wealth of practical, commercial and legal experience accumulated by the authors, Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts provides a comprehensive update on the law and interpretation of construction contracts. In the second supplement several interesting cases are noted: The most important recent case in relation to the liability of design and build contractors for...Read more

Manus McMullan QC and Rupert Choat win Legal 500 UK 2018 Awards

The Legal 500 Bar Awards Logo 2018
4 December 2017
Atkin Chambers is pleased to announce that Manus McMullan QC has been named International Arbitration Silk of the Year and Rupert Choat has been named Construction and Energy Junior of the Year at The Legal 500 UK 2018 awards. Manus McMullan QC was also shortlisted in the field of Construction and Energy as Silk of the Year. Atkin Chambers was...Read more

Atkin Chambers ranked highly in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
30 November 2017
Atkin Chambers is pleased to be a recommended chambers in this year’s Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 guide reflecting its “worldwide footprint in construction law” and to be acknowledged as one of the chambers with the most silks ranked in 2018....Read more

The Society of Construction Law Annual Conference 2018

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

SCL conference panel discusses the future of construction in Hong Kong

14 November 2017
Atkin Chambers was pleased to sponsor this year’s Society of Construction Law Hong Kong One Day International Conference at which Andrew Goddard QC and Philip Boulding QC of Keating Chambers co-chaired a lively discussion between panel and audience on “Recent and future developments for the construction industry”. Alongside fellow panellists, Terrence Lui, Gammon Construction’s Digital Innovation Team Leader, independent arbitrator...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

Riva Properties Ltd & Ors v Foster + Partners Ltd [2017] EWHC 2574 (TCC)

6 November 2017
A professional negligence claim brought by a property developer against a firm of architects – Foster + Partners – arising out of a project to construct a 500 bed 5* hotel at Heathrow Airport. Foster + Partners were held to have been negligent in failing to design to their client’s budget of £70-100 million (the...Read more

Atkin Chambers top ranked in Chambers UK Bar 2018

2 November 2017
Atkin Chambers has been top ranked again in the Chambers & Partners UK Bar guide and continues to see a large proportion of its members ranked. Atkin Chambers is ranked Band 1 in construction, international arbitration (construction/engineering) and professional negligence (technology & construction): “Premier set comprising an array of highly-regarded construction law barristers. Members of Chambers are...Read more

Manus McMullan QC named International Arbitration Silk of the Year

27 October 2017
Atkin Chambers is pleased to announce that Manus McMullan QC has been named International Arbitration Silk of the Year at the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards. Considered one of the leading practitioners at the commercial bar, Manus McMullan continues to act in a number of major arbitrations all across the world with current high-profile disputes in Europe,...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

Is Enough Being Done to Secure Migrant Labour?

17 October 2017
Mathias Cheung discusses the latest developments relating to post-Brexit skills shortages in the construction and infrastructure industry: The Office of National Statistics has revealed a growing ‘Brexodus’ and less EU citizens coming to the UK as jobseekers. Industry bodies and figures have variously called on the Government to secure the rights of EU citizens in...Read more

Brexit Negotiations Thus Far – Quo Vadis, Britain?

17 October 2017
Mathias Cheung discusses some of the key takeaways three and a half months into the Brexit negotiations: Progress has been slow in the past four rounds of negotiations, and trade talks may well have to be pushed back. Citizens’ rights remain at the top of the agenda with no consensus just yet, which may impact...Read more

UK’s Courts and Legal Services Untrammelled by Brexit

17 October 2017
Martin Bowdery QC and Mathias Cheung discuss the position of UK courts and legal services in a post-Brexit world in the light of the Judiciary’s recent memorandum: English law and UK judges will continue to be highly valued by parties here and abroad who wish to have their commercial disputes resolved fairly and impartially in...Read more