Darron Whitehead > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS


Having returned home to the Midland Circuit in 2000, Darron has established a busy practice specialising solely in criminal law. Receiving both publicly and privately funded work, his case load reflects a broad range of serious offences varying in complexity and gravity. Regular instructions involve offences of murder and manslaughter, corporate and gross negligence manslaughter, serious violent assaults and torture, firearm related offences, armed robbery, football match disorders and riots, fire bombings, multiple rape, serious sexual assaults, and death by dangerous driving. He has accumulated considerable experience in the Court of Appeal, presenting and responding to appeals against conviction, sentence and rulings of law. Darron is a Grade 4 prosecutor and pupil supervisor.


Called 1995, Inner Temple.


Sheffield Hallam University (LLB Hons); Inns of Court School of Law, London.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Darron Whitehead  – St Philips Chambers ‘Darron is a class act. As an advocate he is highly persuasive and tenacious. He always has a firm grasp of the details of the case and is always diligent and well-prepared. His written work is precise, detailed and persuasive. He is a very effective cross-examiner and an astute trial tactician. He is well respected by colleagues and highly rated by judges.’