Mr Peter Land > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Peter practices across all areas of construction, engineering, infrastructure, information technology and associated professional negligence dispute resolution and advisory work. Originally qualifying as an engineer, prior to coming to the bar he gained 15 years’ experience across a broad range of industry sectors including power generation, construction, defence, oil and gas, financial and professional services, and FMCG, initially as an engineering consultant and latterly as an IT consultant, manager and project manager.

He is instructed on behalf of contractors, sub-contractors, consultants and employers (corporate, government and private individuals) both as sole counsel and as junior counsel. He is experienced in matters of all scales and value, from homeowner disputes to very large technically complex global infrastructure projects, most recently acting for the Panama Canal Authority in relation to multi-billion dollar disputes arising from the project to construct the third set of locks. He is qualified to take direct access instructions.

In addition to his litigation experience, Peter has experience of ADR including mediation, adjudication, domestic arbitration and international arbitration subject to foreign law, together with associated court enforcement and appeal proceedings.

In addition to his practice as an advocate, Peter is a TECBAR accredited adjudicator and has taken tribunal appointments including as a DIAC arbitrator and as a member of an adjudicator panel for a PFI waste management contract. He is co-author of the Construction Adjudication and Payments Handbook (OUP, 2013).


Called 2007; Middle Temple Inn.




St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University (1989 MA Engineering (First Class)); College of Law, Guildford (2006 Dip Law (Distinction)); BPP Law School, Holborn (2007 BVC (Outstanding)).