Miss Emma Kendall > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS

Work Department

St Philips Family


Between 2011 and 2016 Emma specialised in public law children proceedings as a solicitor at Warwickshire County Council. Since joining St Philips she has appeared at all levels up to, and including, the High Court and Court of Appeal.  She has appeared in the High Court in complex cases involving child death, non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and wardship.

Emma’s cases have included neglectful parenting, domestic abuse and drug/alcohol use. The more complex cases have included allegations of non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse or have involved international elements. She has also had cases involving clients with learning difficulties or who lack mental capacity.

Emma is also experienced in  private law children and domestic abuse, advising and representing the Local Authority in relation to private law proceedings in which the Court has directed a section 7 or section 37 report and in cases where the Court has made an Interim Care Order of its own motion.

Since transferring to the Bar Emma has regularly undertaken private law disputes about children’s living arrangements or who they spend time with, and has acted for parents and 16.4 Guardians. She is experienced in fact finding hearings involving allegations of domestic abuse.


Called to the Bar in 2016.


BA (Hons) History (2:1) University of Liverpool
MA History (Distinction) Unversity of Manchester
Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (Commendation) University of Birmingham
Legal Practice Course (Distinction), College of Law
Higher Courts (Civil Advocacy) Qualification