Guy Spollon > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
55 TEMPLE ROW
BIRMINGHAM
B2 5LS
England

Position

Guy frequently appears in both complex and highly sensitive cases involving children in both the private and public law arenas at High Court and County Court levels. He represents parents, children and local authorities. In addition to children’s work, Guy is a specialist in ancillary relief and all related areas, including financial provision for the family upon death, financial provision for children and financial disputes between cohabiters. His cases routinely involve substantial assets, corporate assets and complex issues relating to land and foreign property. In public law proceedings, Guy represents parents, alleged perpetrators of injuries, children instructing their own solicitor and guardians as well as local authorities. The areas of work covered include all aspects of physical, emotional and sexual abuse (including those which are the subject of medical dispute/controversy such as brain injury, sudden deaths in infancy and in depth cross examination of expert witnesses). In matrimonial finance proceedings, Guy regularly represents both husbands and wives together with interveners within complex cases and throughout his career has been instructed in cases which have involved pensions, family trusts, Trusts of Land, businesses/companies/partnerships, firms, foreign property, and applications for injunctions and to set aside dispositions under s37 MCA 1973. In private law Children Act proceedings, Guy covers all aspects of residence/contact applications including applications by same sex parents, applications involving children of mixed race parents, cases involving a foreign element and applications to remove children from the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

Career

Called 1976, Gray’s Inn.

Memberships

Family Law Bar Association.

Education

BA (Hons, law).