David Griffiths > 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

David practises in the areas of general commercial litigation, personal injury and tax. Before coming to the Bar in 2001 he initially worked in industry and commerce after which he progressed to work in the field of international arbitration and mediation. As well as a litigation practice he also has a thriving commercial arbitral and mediation practice. He is regularly instructed to deal with contractual, property and landlord and tenant disputes and his services, given his background, are particularly sought by those involved in commercial disputes within the construction and engineering sectors. He also regularly represents financial institutions when they are trying to make recovery following mortgage default. David is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel and he frequently advises and represents Government departments on commercial and property matters. He also has significant experience of representing the HMRC both in the specialised tribunal of the Tax Chamber and in the Civil Court on indirect taxation matters and on complex Missing Trader IntraCommunity (MTIC) civil fraud cases. David prides himself on being highly approachable and in offering well balanced and realistic advice in a clear and straightforward manner. He is always mindful of the stresses and pressures which are experienced by those dealing with disputes and strives to give every assistance to his instructing solicitors and their clients.

Career

Called 2001, Inner Temple. Attomey General Panel of Counsel; chairman Football League Disciplinary Commissions; arbitrator Motor Industry Code of Practice; adjudicator The Communications and Intemet Services Adjudication Scheme.

Memberships

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Association of Midland Mediators; Commercial Bar Association; Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association; Personal Injury Bar Association.

Education

LLB (Hons); MBA; IMEMME (Hons) mechanical engineering (mining); chartered arbitrator; accredited mediator.