Mr Martin Bowdery QC > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Martin Bowdery QC practises as an advocate, arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator in construction and engineering disputes, and has been involved in many high profile cases in this sector.

In recent years he has appeared in the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and before various international arbitral tribunals. He has had numerous appointments as an arbitrator in ICC arbitrations and as an adjudicator and as an expert determinator. He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge of the Technology and Construction Court. Martin is a fellow of the Dispute Board Federation and in 2015 he was elected Chair of TECBAR.

His principal areas of expertise are construction, engineering and professional negligence disputes arising out of major capital projects including power stations, major offshore facilities, bridges, motorways, railways, tunnels, dams, reservoirs, airports, commercial, chemical, and other heavy engineering projects, computer systems and commercial buildings of all sorts. He acts for and against all parties to the construction process, including foreign and domestic government departments, owners, employers, architects, engineers, surveyors, project managers, contractors, subcontractors and insurers.


Called 1980; Inner Temple; QC 2000; Recorder – civil only 2003; deputy judge, Technology and Construction Court 2004.


Martin is Chairman of TECBAR, he is a member of COMBAR, SCL and a Fellow of the DBF.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Martin Bowdery QCAtkin ChambersAn excellent strategist and extremely adroit at handling tribunals.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Martin Bowdery QCAtkin ChambersTenacious and inventive.