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

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

Position

Riaz acts as leading counsel in high value, complex disputes and advises clients on difficult legal and tactical issues. 

Clients describe his working style as “wonderfully hands-on, with a real ‘can do’ attitude, excellent client skills, very calm under pressure, highly responsive, hardworking, proactive, efficient, user friendly, approachable and always a pleasure to work with.”

Commendations of his legal ability describe him as “a supreme strategist, a top-notch legal mind who always provides excellent and clear advice, has a commercial and pragmatic approach, is quick to spot solutions that other counsel may miss, concise, incisive and very good at getting to the point.”

As an advocate he is commended as “brilliant in court and hearings, a very persuasive advocate, who is a tough, forensic, ferocious and excellent cross examiner.”

Riaz has direct access rights and is often instructed directly by in house counsel from governmental bodies and commercial organisations. He has been appointed as arbitrator in ICC, UNCITRAL and DIFC-LCIA arbitrations including as chair of a tribunal. He is on the LCIA list of arbitrators and a member of the Nomination Commission for the ICC for the UK.

Career

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

Memberships

COMBAR; TECBAR; SCL; LCLCBA.

Education

University College, London (LLB First Class).

Lawyer Rankings

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Riaz Hussain QCAtkin ChambersIncredibly hard-working and very much a part of the team. Riaz is both aggressive and imaginative. However, he is very good on his feet and has the respect of his tribunals – he knows how to adapt his style to suit the occasion.’

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Riaz Hussain KCAtkin Chambers ‘Riaz is unbelievably calm under pressure and incredibly versatile as an advocate – being able to flex his style to deal with any situation. He is great at dealing with very complex issues, fantastic on his feet, and not one to shy away from a difficult and contentious issues.’

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Riaz Hussain KCAtkin Chambers ‘He is unbelievably calm under pressure and incredibly versatile as an advocate – being able to flex his style to deal with any situation. He has particular expertise in the energy sector – specifically oil and gas.’

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Riaz Hussain KCAtkin Chambers