Rupert is a barrister at Atkin Chambers. He has specialised since 1997 in the avoidance and resolution of disputes, usually concerned with construction or engineering projects. His work has involved projects in over 40 countries, often involving local law. He is an experienced advocate, practising arbitrator and mediator.
Rupert obtained an LLM from Cambridge University and scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn. Originally a pupil at Atkin Chambers, Rupert spent 15 years with solicitors’ firms, 13 years of them at CMS Cameron McKenna, where he was Head of Construction Disputes and shortlisted for the Law Society’s Solicitor Advocate of the Year Award 2013.
Rupert is one of 14 Leading Individuals in Construction named in Legal 500 (2014) and won the International Law Office’s Client Choice award for Construction (UK) 2014. He is Co-Vice Chair of the Dispute Resolution Sub-committee of the IBA's International Construction Projects Committee and teaches on the MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution at King’s College, London. He is regularly listed in the International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers and recommended by independent directories for Construction and International Arbitration with comments such as:
“an experienced domestic litigator and international arbitrator with ‘a unique repertoire of legal, business and technical skills’; he is ‘becoming one of the most reputed lawyers in the field’.”
“very bright and patient”
“extremely effective in the preparation and presentation of cases”
“gifted intellectual and good manager of а team”
“clients describe him as 'sharp and straight to the point' and value his 'hugely detailed grasp of cases'”