Davinia Riley > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS

Work Department

St Philips Family Finance Team; St Philips Business & Property Group


Davinia specialises in Financial Remedies and has experience of the full range of applications and hearings in those proceedings including First Direction Appointments, Financial Dispute Resolution hearings, and final hearings in cases involving pensions, overseas assets and companies. Davinia also has experience in dealing with property disputes between unmarried partners under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA), applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, Maintenance Pending Suit and applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

Davinia is regularly instructed in applications for section 37 and freezing injunctions designed to prevent the dissipation of assets. She has also successfully sought committal to jail for a Respondent’s failure to complete, file or serve their Form E.

Davinia has the benefit of being in the Commercial and Wills, Trusts and Probate Teams within Chambers and as such has a familiarity and knowledge of civil litigation and the Civil Procedure Rules. Her diverse legal knowledge enables her to provide rounded advice and a remedies-based approach for enforcement of orders such as third-party debt orders and applications for judgment summons.

Davinia is often instructed in cases where there are issues before the court arising from other areas of law such as trusts, real property, housing, and insolvency.



Called 2004, Inner Temple.


BSc Psychology (2:1); Birmingham University (post-graduate diploma in law); Nottingham Law School (BVC, very competent).


In her spare time, Davinia enjoys racing around Donnington Park Race Track on her Kawaski 636.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy)Ranked: Tier 2

Davinia RileySt Philips Chambers ‘Davinia is an all-round star performer. She works tirelessly for clients and is able to argue their cases robustly while demonstrating a thoughtful and creative approach to problem-solving and negotiation. She very swiftly gets to the heart of her instructions and engages with instructing solicitors before, during and after a hearing to provide invaluable support and advice.’