Ian Speed > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS


Ian came to the Bar having retired as a senior detective officer. In his approach to all cases, he relies upon his investigative skills to probe existing evidence, identify other lines of inquiries and examine admissibility issues. He has an extensive knowledge of intelligence led investigations/prosecutions, based upon both overt and covert sources of information. Ian is a Home Office approved lecturer, assisting with detective training courses focusing on evidence gathering, presentation and disclosure together with the actual giving of evidence by officers. He possesses an endearing character, which immediately establishes trust and confidence by both professional and lay clients upon which he builds. He encourages a team approach involving those respective clients and himself with a view of a satisfactory conclusion to all concerned. Speedie, as he is known, provides a ‘hands on platinum service’ to all clients.


Called 2000, Gray’s Inn.