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Head of Chambers: Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC
CEO & Director of Clerking: David Barnes
Senior Clerk: Justin Wilson
Principal Contact for Arbitrator, Adjudicator & Mediator Appointments: Daniel Jones
Tenants: 53  

THE CHAMBERS Atkin Chambers is a leading set of commercial barristers with an international reputation for providing advocacy and specialist legal advice on cases concerning construction and engineering, energy, technology and major infrastructure projects.

The members of Atkin Chambers offer a huge breadth and depth of experience in disputes which are often complex both in terms of the law and the technical nature of the underlying dispute. They are recognised as being leaders in their field.

The disputes in which members are instructed are extremely varied and include transport, oil and gas, renewables, water/sanitation, IT and telecommunications, shipbuilding and conversion, and social infrastructure projects. Wider commercial and professional negligence work is frequently related to such disputes.

Disputes are often commercially and/or politically sensitive and high-profile, and have included landmark UK cases such as disputes relating to The Shard, Wembley Stadium, the Olympic Village, the Channel Tunnel, The British Library, The Rolls Building, Heathrow T5, the M25 and London Underground. International work is equally substantial with major transport infrastructure and energy projects being a common feature. Disputes are frequently cross-border and/or involving parties from several jurisdictions.

In the UK members regularly appear as advocates before the High Court and Appellate Courts, including the Supreme Court, and represent clients in commercial arbitrations seated in London. Members practise in many of the world’s leading arbitration centres and are highly-experienced in handling international arbitration matters conducted under the auspices of the major arbitral institutions such as the ICC, LCIA, DIAC, HKIAC, SIAC and numerous others.

Members and door tenants are called upon to act as arbitrators, adjudicators, mediators, in expert determination, and as members of international dispute boards as well as chairs of public inquiries.

A number of authoritative and influential texts are authored and edited in Chambers including the Building Law Reports and the International Construction Law Review. The seminal work on the law relating to building and engineering contracts — Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts — has been edited by Chambers since 1959 and is cited in many common law jurisdictions.

WORK UNDERTAKEN
■ Commercial
■ Construction & Engineering
■ Energy & Natural Resources
■ Infrastructure & PFI/PPP
■ International Arbitration
■ IT & Telecommunications
■ Professional Negligence
■ Shipbuilding & Offshore Construction
■ Transport

Members

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC (1992) (QC-2008)

Nicholas Dennys QC (1975) (QC-1991)

Jonathan Acton Davis QC (1977) (QC-1996)

Andrew White QC (1980) (QC-1997)

Nicholas Baatz QC (1978) (QC-1998)

Martin Bowdery QC (1980) (QC-2000)

Stephen Dennison QC (1985) (QC-2001)

David Streatfeild-James QC (1986) (QC-2001)

Andrew Goddard QC (1985) (QC-2003)

Stephanie Barwise QC (1988) (QC-2006)

Simon Lofthouse QC (1988) (QC-2006)

Manus McMullan QC (1994) (QC-2010)

Fiona Parkin QC (1993) (QC-2011)

Dominique Rawley QC (1991) (QC-2012)

Steven Walker QC (1993) (QC-2012)

James Howells QC (1995) (QC-2014)

Riaz Hussain QC (2001) (QC-2016)

Christopher Lewis QC (1998) (QC-2017)

Serena Cheng QC (2000) (QC-2017)

Mark Chennells QC (2002) (QC-2021)

Darryl Royce (1976)

Robert Clay (1989)

Nicholas Collings (1997)

Patrick Clarke (1997)

Rupert Choat (1998)

Camille Slow (2002)

Shourav Lahiri (2002)

Jennifer Jones (2003)

Lucie Briggs (2004)

Sebastian Pigott (1994-Practising since 2004)

Simon Crawshaw (2005)

Marc Lixenberg (2005)

Katie Powell (2005)

Ronan Hanna (2006)

Andrew Fenn (2007)

Zulfikar Khayum (2006)

Peter Land (2007)

Edmund Neuberger (2008)

Omar Eljadi (2009)

David Johnson (2010)

Felicity Dynes (2010)

Mischa Balen (2011)

Samar Abbas Kazmi (2011)

Lauren Adams (2013)

Christopher Reid (2013)

Nicholas Maciolek (2013)

Mathias Cheung (2015)

Dalton Hale (2015)

Laura Hussey (2016)

Ryan Turner (2016)

Arthur Graham-Dixon (2017)

Caroline Greenfield (2017)

Max Twivy (2018)

Sir Robert Akenhead*

John Blackburn QC (1969) (QC-1984)*

Sir Thayne Forbes*

Professor Doug Jones AO (Australia)*

Her Honour Frances Kirkham CBE (1978)*

His Honour Humphrey LLoyd QC (1963) (QC-1979)*

Michael Shane (USA)*

Professor Janet Walker*

* Door Tenant

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Construction
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Energy & Natural Resources
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Information Technology
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International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering
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Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction
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Edmund NeubergerConstruction
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