Mr Riaz Hussain QC > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn
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Riaz appears as lead counsel in high value and complex litigation and arbitration. He frequently appears as an advocate in the High Court and in arbitration; appearing in ICC, LCIA, DIAC, ICSID and bespoke arbitrations and PFI adjudications. He is also on the LCIA list of arbitrators. Riaz acts in the full range of building disputes and building-related professional negligence disputes including residential, leisure, medical and educational developments; process plants, oil and gas refineries and pipelines and PFI projects. He regularly advises on the major standard forms. Riaz also acts in a range of general commercial disputes including investment treaty claims, conflict of laws issues, insurance claims, bonds and guarantees, sale of goods, assignment issues, joint venture agreement and shareholder disputes, business consultancy agreements, enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York Convention, and cases involving allegations of corruption.


Called 2001, Gray’s Inn. Queen’s Counsel 2016.




University College, London (LLB First Class).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Riaz Hussain QCAtkin ChambersBright, hardworking, excellent client skills and tenacious.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Riaz Hussain QCAtkin ChambersAn ideal choice for complex international arbitrations in the energy sector (both treaty and commercial).

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Riaz Hussain QCAtkin ChambersHe is very approachable.

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Riaz Hussain QCAtkin ChambersHe has a forceful, tenacious and effective cross-examination technique.