Christopher Adams > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS


Christopher joined Number 2 Fountain Court in 1988 and initially practised in common law. Christopher has practised exclusively in public law child care work since 1993. He acts on behalf of local authorities, parents and children. He was head of the St Philips childcare team for three years and has spoken at conferences and seminars on various aspects of the law relating to children. He appears regularly in cases involving serious and complex injuries to children.


Called 1986; Lincoln’s Inn; recorder, 2005; deputy High Court judge, 2013.


Association of Lawyers for Children; Family Law Association; British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering.


King’s College, London (LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 1

Christopher AdamsSt Philips Chambers ‘Christopher presents a complex public law matter before a judge fairly and empathetically whilst at the same time representing the client’s interests determinedly. He has an attention to detail that is second to none and a genuine focus on child law.’ 

St Philips Chambers offers ‘great depth and breadth of experience of counsel’ across the entire range of family proceedings at every level of court. Sara Lewis KC is ‘immensely hard working and determined’ and handles many serious family law cases and proceedings in the High Court. Christopher Adams is a ‘tenacious and well-prepared advocate’ who regularly handles cases involving serious and medically complex injuries to children. Rising star William Horwood is an ‘incredibly articulate advocate’ and is frequently instructed in difficult cases related to child death and abuse. Jack Redmond was appointed to the circuit bench in August 2022.