Mr Max Twivy > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Max joined Atkin Chambers as a tenant in 2019. He has gained experience at all stages of litigation, adjudication and arbitration, encompassing a variety of bespoke and standard form contracts including JCT, NEC and ACE forms, as well as PFI contracts. Max has also gained experience in a broad range of general commercial work.

Max’s recent instructions have included appearing as sole counsel in the High Court and County Court, including in full trials. Max is currently instructed as junior counsel in two high-value international arbitrations concerning major airport and rail projects in the Middle East, as well as in a TCC claim relating to a large London residential development. Max recently undertook a secondment in the construction disputes team of an international law firm, gaining an insight into the commercial pressures faced by parties involved in disputes.

Prior to commencing practice, Max graduated from Cambridge University with a starred double first in History. He ranked first in the country in two consecutive years at law school. Max won first prize in the SCL Hudson Prize 2018 and has been published in the International Construction Law Review.


Call 2018


Max is a member of the SCL, TECBAR and COMBAR.


2017-2018: Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Law School, Outstanding (ranked 1st in country)

2016-2017: Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, Distinction (ranked 1st in country)

2013-2016: University of Cambridge, Trinity College, History BA (Hons), Starred Double First