Mr Andrew Goddard KC > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn
LONDON
WC1R 5AT
England

Position

Andrew Goddard QC specialises in the law of commercial obligations, professional negligence and international arbitration, particularly in the context of disputes concerning major construction and engineering contracts and IT projects. He has had much involvement in infrastructure, telecoms and energy disputes, and has acted for main contractors, sub-contractors, professionals and employers, including national and foreign Governments.

Andrew has experience of PPP and PFI projects in the UK and various Commonwealth jurisdictions, and is a director of the Caribbean Procurement Institute. He has also acted as counsel for core participants in public inquiries in the UK and Caribbean.

Andrew is “a creative thinker” and “very analytical”, he is strategic in his approach to the prosecution and resolution of disputes. He believes that the process can be improved by increased party collaboration, where sensible to do so, and early identification of the real issues, thereby improving the client’s overall experience and, crucially, outcomes. His expertise in international commercial arbitration stems from appearing in numerous disputes referred to arbitration under the auspices of the ICC, the HKIAC, the LCIA and the LMAA. He also has experience of investor-state disputes proceeding before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Related areas of law in which he has detailed knowledge and experience include ship construction and conversion, insurance and performance bonds. He is also experienced in judicial review and issues relating to public procurement.

He is an accredited civil and commercial mediator, and has been appointed as arbitrator, adjudicator, legal assessor, and legal expert in various disputes. He has also been admitted on an ad hoc basis to the Bars of Hong Kong, Trinidad and Tobago, and Tanzania.

Career

Called 1985; Inner Temple; Queen’s Counsel 2003.

Memberships

He is a member of the IBA, LCIA, COMBAR, TECBAR, SCL and the Society for Computers and Law.

Education

1984 BA Hons Law First Class.

Lawyer Rankings

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew Goddard QCAtkin Chambers

He understands the construction industry and brings a very pragmatic approach to his advice and advocacy.’

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Goddard KCAtkin Chambers ‘Andrew is a very experienced construction barrister. His opinions are thorough and easy to understand, his advocacy is extremely effective, and his strategy is effective and pragmatic.’

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Goddard KCAtkin ChambersTop notch cross-examination and advocacy skills. Very hard working with good attention to details. Excellent in developing case strategy and easy to work with.’