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Atkin Chambers - 12 months - September 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Atkin Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC
Address of chambers:
Atkin Chambers
1 Atkin Building , Gray's Inn
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Construction and Engineering; Energy; Professional Negligence; Information Technology; Shipbuilding; Commercial; Telecommunications
Specialist services:
Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration); Public Access Work
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£60,000 - £100,000
Closing date:
17 January 2020 at 5:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
September 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Atkin Chambers is a leading set of commercial barristers with an international reputation for providing advocacy and advice on cases concerning construction, engineering, and infrastructure project development and disputes. Disputes are extremely varied and include transport, oil and gas, and renewable energy, IT and telecommunications, and social infrastructure projects. Wider commercial and professional negligence work is often related to such disputes.

Atkin Chambers is a leader in the field of construction law. Its barristers are regularly instructed to advise on, and act as advocates in relation to, some of the largest and most complex disputes domestically and internationally. Examples include The Shard, The Olympic Stadium, the upgrade of London Underground, Heathrow T5, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, The Panama Canal, airports across the Middle and Far East, flagship road and rail infrastructure, and oil and gas projects in the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Chambers was awarded The Legal 500 set of the year for both construction and energy, and international arbitration in 2019.

How to apply
Applicants for pupillage should have a first-class degree or a good upper second-class degree. Postgraduate qualifications are viewed favourably but are not essential. Applications from law and non-law graduates are welcomed.

Chambers is committed to recruiting pupils and tenants that will participate in its continued success in international and domestic practice. Chambers looks for pupils who are well-motivated and have an interest in practising in the areas of law in which Chambers specialises. Pre-existing knowledge of construction law is not required,
although candidates should have a strong grounding in contract and tort law.

Applicants should send their CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages in length to We require two references (of which at least one should be academic) which should be sent directly by the referees to clearly marked with the name of the applicant. Please list the names of your two referees in your cover letter. Please also complete and include the confidential equality & diversity monitoring form which available to download on Chambers' website. Chambers is not a member of the Pupillage Gateway scheme. Please apply direct to Chambers.

Applications for the year starting in September 2021 open on 2 December 2019 and close at 5pm on Friday 17 January 2020.