Mr Paul Wilson > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS

Work Department

St Philips Employment


A tribunal advocate through and through, Paul has over 20 years’ experience representing employers and employees in Employment Tribunals across the UK. A veteran of many appeal cases in the EAT and above, Paul is considered a ‘safe pair of hands’ for the most complex and high value tribunal claims. Paul’s expertise has been independently acknowledged by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners respectively, having been regularly recommended over the years.

Paul’s client base is broad and varied, reflecting his all-round strength as a tribunal advocate. He regularly represents Respondent clients of all sizes, from small businesses to public authorities, NHS Health Trusts and major plcs. Paul also represents individual claimants. His particular understanding of the manufacturing, local government and health sectors also sets him apart. Paul deals with a wide and broad range of employment law issues including unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, TUPE, collective consultation and all strands of unlawful discrimination at work.

Paul also brings a rare and rounded insight from both working in-house and in industry to his clients. Formerly the In-house Counsel for Make UK (which represents UK manufacturers), and also formerly an employed barrister with (now) global law firm Squire Patton Boggs, Paul will detect the issues that might impact a claim or appeal at an early stage, as well as engage effectively with the most complex of issues. Clients commend Paul’s approachable style. Whether in picking up the phone for a quick second opinion or to vet a new claim, Paul understands the importance of building long-lasting relationships based on trust and clear communication.


Called 1989, Lincoln’s Inn.


Employment Law Bar Association

Employment Lawyers’ Association

Industrial Law Society


St Catherine’s College, Oxford, MA (Hons) Jurisprudence
Inns of Court School of Law
Campbell College, Belfast

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Paul WilsonSt Philips Chambers ‘Paul is able to grapple with complex areas of law and relay this to clients constructively and concisely. He works tirelessly to achieve great results and is always on hand to help and give advice.’