Construction Law and Arbitration
Gamekeeper turned Poacher – the life of an ex-judge in the arbitral trenches
Sir Robert Akenhead
Sir Robert Akenhead was previously Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court of England and Wales. Sir Robert was called to the Bar in 1972 and practiced from what is now Atkin Chambers from 1973 until 2007, almost exclusively in construction and engineering. He was made a QC in 1989 and was a recorder from 1991. In 2007 he was made a High Court Judge sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division and in particular in the TCC and for three years from September 2010 was the judge in charge of the TCC. Retiring from the Bench in December 2015, Sir Robert has returned to being an arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator, DRB member and adjudicator, involved in disputes both in London and around the world.