Mr Arthur Graham-Dixon > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Arthur has a broad practice in all areas of Chambers’ work and regularly acts as sole counsel in the Technology and Construction Court. 

As junior counsel, Arthur has been heavily involved for over three years in a very high-value international arbitration concerning the design, procurement and construction of a major airport in the Middle East (conducting cross-examination at trial), alongside various High Court claims relating to domestic construction projects.

As sole counsel, Arthur has successfully advanced and defended multiple adjudication enforcement proceedings. Examples include Meadowside Building Developments Ltd [2019] EWHC 2651 (TCC), in which the other side’s action was successfully resisted on an unprecedented basis (a champertous funding agreement and scope for abuse of process). Meadowside is also a leading and widely published case on the impact of insolvency on enforcement actions, cited with approval by the Supreme Court in Bresco.

Other notable cases as sole counsel include Indigo Projects London Ltd [2019] EWHC 1205 (TCC) (adjudication enforcement and company voluntary arrangements) and Fresh Lime Construction Ltd [2020] EWHC 3734 (TCC) (assignment of right to enforce adjudication decision).

Career

Called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 2017.

Memberships

Arthur is a member of TECBAR, COMBAR and the Society of Construction Law.

Education

2016-2017: BPTC, City Law School.
2016-2017: Lord Mansfield Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn; Hardwicke Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn; BPTC Scholarship, City Law School.
2015-2016: GDL, City Law School; Contract Law researched coursework prize, City Law School (essay on penalty clauses).
2011-2015: BA in Classics (Literae Humaniores 1A), University of Oxford, Double First (7th in university); Hugh Oldham Scholar, Corpus Christi, Oxford; Three Isaiah Berlin prizes, Corpus Christi, Oxford.