Patrick Wainwright > 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

Following his pupillage in 1994, Patrick initially enjoyed a mixed practice with an emphasis on family law. In 1998 he was awarded a Pegasus Scholarship which involved a four month placement in Melbourne with the chief justice of the Family Court of Australia. He has practised exclusively in family law since 1999. He joined St Philips in 2002 and specialises in the law relating to children. Patrick has extensive experience of both public law and private law matters. He undertakes work in the Family Proceedings Court, County Court and High Court and has acted for parents, local authorities, the official solicitor and children’s guardians. He deals in cases involving care and adoption applications, residence and contact and applications to remove from the jurisdiction.

Career

Called 1994, Lincoln’s Inn.

Memberships

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

Education

Oxford University (1991, MA).