Nicholas Brown > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS

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Nick has been at St Philips since pupillage in 2005 and now practices almost exclusively within Public Law Proceedings.  He is regularly instructed by Local Authorities across the West Midlands and also frequently represents parents, children and intervenors.  In particular, Nick has experience of cases involving: inflicted injuries, poisoning, sexual abuse (including inter-sibling), the murder of one parent by another and radicalization.  He also has experience of cases involving Forced Marriage and FGM.

Nick has joined with other members of Chambers in providing seminars and lectures to Solicitors and Social Workers throughout the region.  He has also published a number of articles in the area of Children Law (those on the retention of children after contact being short-listed for the inaugural Family Law Awards).

Nick is very committed to what he does.  He aims to provide a highly professional service and in a manner, he hopes, that is both approachable and sympathetic.


Called 2005 (Lincoln’s Inn).


Family Law Bar Association; West Midlands Family Law Bar Association; Association of Lawyers for Children; British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering; The Midland Circuit.


BA (First Class); GDL (Distinction); BVC (Outstanding).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 2

Nicholas BrownSt Philips Chambers ‘Nicholas has a very approachable and caring manner. He takes an incredibly sensitive approach with clients with learning disabilities, communicating apprehension and vulnerabilities to the tribunal to secure extra time and measures to ensure cases are conducted in a manner to enable full involvement and accommodation of any needs and special measures. He is always thoroughly prepared and is available for discussion at any time. He produces professional and comprehensive position statements and skeleton arguments.’