Andrew Charman > 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

Andrew possesses substantial expertise and experience in chancery work and commercial litigation and his expertise has been recognised by the main directories for many years. He has particular expertise in company law matters, including non-contentious transactional and drafting work and also regularly undertakes heavy-weight financial services work relating to derivatives and other complex financial products. He has substantial experience in professional liability work, including in particular claims involving solicitors, accountants, auditors and tax advisers, financial services professionals and surveyors and valuers. Andrew also practices in the field of trusts and wills and probate, where he acts in substantial trusts and probate disputes. Andrew’s previous experience as a corporate solicitor at Freshfields in London informs his understanding of complex transactions and financial information, and his expertise in non-contentious advisory and drafting work.

Career

Called 1994; Lincoln’s Inn; previously a solicitor in the corporate department at Freshfields in London and Tokyo; ADR Group accredited mediator. Publications of note: Shareholder Actions published by Bloomsbury Professional, February 2013. Recent articles: ‘Misrepresentation on Bond Issues: Liability in the Secondary Market’ – Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, (‘BJIBFL’) January 2011, 17-19; ‘Trustees – how to sell a business and distribute the proceeds’ – Private Client Business 2010, Issue No. 3, 181-188.

Languages

Some French and Japanese.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; Midland Chancery Bar Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (IArb).

Education

MA Cantab.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew CharmanSt Philips Chambers ‘Andrew is a counsel of exceptional ability and experience. His ability to handle complex matters inspires great confidence and ensures that his clients receive the very best service. In matters of high value and complexity his instruction is essential to a successful outcome.’ 

St Philips Chambers is ‘a tremendous commercial set with a number of talented barristers and a strong clerking team’. John Randall KC, who is ‘extremely hard-working’ with an ‘excellent tactical brain,’ recently represented several property owners from the Cayman Islands in a land registry dispute. Andrew Charman successfully represented the estate of a deceased sole shareholder of a private company to obtain rectification of the register of shareholders for the appointment of a new director.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew CharmanSt Philips Chambers ‘Andrew is immensely knowledgeable on the subject of shareholder disputes and company law. His technical expertise in this area is second-to-none. He swiftly understands the psychological and commercial drivers of the clients and communicates with them in a clear, empathetic, and sensible manner. He is the first port of call for any shareholder dispute.’ 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew CharmanSt Philips Chambers ‘Andrew is incredibly bright, and one immediately feels that one has an advantage over one’s opponent when he is instructed. He is also very sensible in his approach to cases, and he consistently sees the pragmatic route to resolving the case. His paperwork is excellent, and he is very responsive and approachable. He is very much my “go to” barrister.’