Mr Robert Clay > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Robert specialises in litigation and arbitration, domestic and international, in the construction, civil engineering, energy, and oil and gas sectors. 

He handles cases for a wide range of clients, including governments, local authorities, main contractors, developers, manufacturers, energy companies, and professional firms.

He has extensive experience in arbitration both domestically and internationally. He is regularly involved in arbitrations in foreign jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Middle East, and in long running London arbitrations between non-UK parties.

He is familiar with all forms of dispute resolution, including mediations (he is an accredited mediator) and expert determinations. He regularly acts in construction adjudications, both before adjudicators and in enforcement and other court proceedings. His practice has included numerous and frequent adjudications since the statute requiring adjudication first came into force.


Called 1989; Inner Temple; publications: ‘Halsbury’s Laws – Fourth Edition Reissue: Building Contractors, Architects, Engineers and Surveyors. Procurement’; ‘Building Law Reports’; ‘Technology and Construction Law Reports’; general editor Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts.


Robert is a member of TECBAR and the SCL. He is also on the Panel of TECBAR Adjudicators and is an accredited mediator.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Robert Clay Atkin Chambers ‘Robert has an extremely sharp mind enabling him to drill down into the key issues. His advice is clear and thorough, leaving no stone unturned. ‘