Atkin Chambers has been recognised by the new The Legal 500 EMEA guide to the UK Bar in the Middle […]
15th Apr 2021
Andrew has acted as junior counsel on large litigations, international and domestic arbitrations, and in the Court of Appeal. He has enjoyed broadening the scope of his international arbitration practice with instructions arising out of disputes in Oman, Egypt, Dubai, Doha, Qatar, Singapore, Russia and Gibraltar.
Andrew also appears regularly as sole counsel in court and adjudication hearings, assisting with drafting and providing tactical advice at every stage, including: pre-action protocol, pleadings, disclosure, witness statements and expert reports, negotiations, applications and hearings including summary judgment, security for costs, CMCs and trial.
“He is tenacious and of enormous help on complicated fact-specific cases,” says one source, while others describe him as a “work-horse”. Instructing solicitors appreciate his keenness to work with them as part of a team, and clients value his “commercial awareness and well thought-out advice on complicated matters.” Andrew was identified as a standout member of the junior Bar and listed as a ‘rising star’ in Who’s Who Legal.
“Accomplished well beyond his years and incredibly easy to deal with.” “Incredibly bright and very user-friendly.” Chambers & Partners 2018
Andrew has acted on a wide range of disputes in court proceedings and arbitration. Recent instructions include:
Andrew’s practice includes acting for parties concerning the development and exploitation of oil and gas, as well as the extraction and processing of other natural resources. Recent instructions include:
2005 Birkenhead Award (Gray’s Inn)
2005-2006 BPP Law School, Holborn (Very Competent)
2002-2005 St. John’s College, Cambridge, BA in Law
Andrew is a member of the SCL.
He has a good working knowledge of French.
GSK Project Management Ltd v QPR Holdings Ltd  EWHC 2274 (TCC),  4 Costs LR 729.
Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v HM Attorney General for Gibraltar  EWCA Civ 712, 161 ConLR 14
Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Gibraltar  EWHC 1028 (TCC)
Hurley Palmer Flatt Ltd v Barclays Bank Plc  EWHC 3042 (TCC),  BUS LR 106
TSG Building Services Plc v South Anglia Housing Ltd  EWHC 1151 (TCC)
Michael Phillips Architects Ltd v Riklin & Anor  EWHC 834 (TCC)
“Andrew is accomplished well beyond his years and incredibly easy to deal with. He is a hugely compelling advocate and particularly good at grappling with complex delay and disruption claims.”
Chambers & Partners UK Bar and Global 2020
“Loved by clients and commands absolute confidence in the quality of his written work and preparation of the case.”
Construction, The Legal 500 2020
“Great attitude, hardworking, strong advocate and easy to get along with.’
International Arbitration, The Legal 500 2020
“Extremely clever, he is able to get in to the detail quickly.”
Construction, Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2020
“A market leader and future star.”
“Very approachable, he’s willing to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in. He has impressive legal knowledge and a brilliant nose for strategy and tactics.”
Construction, Chambers UK Bar 2019
“An impressive junior who performs above his year of call.”
Construction, The Legal 500 2018
“Absolutely first class in every respect.”
International Arbitration, The Legal 500 2018
Selected as a rising star of the junior Bar in Who’s Who Legal 2018
The “very impressive” Andrew Fenn is “absolutely outstanding” in the construction space, according to peers, with one QC commenting, “He’s the best junior I’ve led in a long time.” He wins widespread praise as a “great advocate with attention to detail” who “really gets the job done”.
Construction, WWL: UK Bar 2018
“Accomplished well beyond his years and incredibly easy to deal with.”
Construction, Chambers UK Bar 2018
“Incredibly bright and very user-friendly.”
Construction, Chambers Global 2018
“An all-round star: he is very responsive, with an in-depth understanding of complex legal matters.”
Construction, The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2018
Construction, The Legal 500 2017
“A fantastic writer and advocate, and a very effective cross-examiner.”
International Arbitration, The Legal 500 2017
“He is a hugely compelling advocate and is particularly good at grappling with complex delay and disruption claims.” “He has both great people skills and a highly analytical mind.”
Construction, Chambers UK Bar 2017
“He is exceptionally hard-working and wins the respect of experts.” “A safe pair of hands, he is a nice guy, who is part of the team and approachable.”
Construction, Chambers UK Bar 2016
“A highly regarded junior recommended for large infrastructure disputes”
Construction, The Legal 500 2015
The above are a selection of recent client endorsements from the leading legal directories, both UK and internationally. For a complete list of legal directory endorsements please contact the practice management team at Atkin Chambers.