Maitland Chambers

Siward Atkins QC

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Practice Areas

Barrister specialising in Chancery and commercial litigation, involving any kind of dispute about real property, insolvency, companies, and commercial agreements. Reported cases include: Reynard v Fox (duties of trustees in bankruptcy to bankrupts); Tuke v JD Classics (major fraud case on sale of classic cars); Koza v Akcil (on when UK courts should refuse to recognise foreign corporate receivers on public policy and human rights grounds); Khakshouri v Jimenez (commercial fraud in sale of Charlton Athletic FC); Ivey v Genting (cheating at gambling); Re Frontsouth (defective appointment of administrators); Quickdraw v Global Live Events (breach of trust and debentures); Bonham v Fishwick (trustee exemption clauses); Mission Capital v Sinclair (derivative claims); Cabvision v Feetnum (appointment of administrative receivers under 2002 Act regime); Elite Business Systems v Price (holding out in partnership law); Nexus Communications v Lambert (common law and equitable election); Daido Asia Japan v Rothen (liability of company directors for deceit); Meara v Fox (liability of accountants for breach of fiduciary duty).


Called 1995; Inner Temple; barrister in private practice since 1996.

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.


King’s College, Taunton; University of Edinburgh (1988 MA Hons First Class); University of Cambridge (1993 PhD). Sailing, mountain walking, creative writing.