Patrick Keith > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS

Work Department

St Philips Employment Group


Patrick is instructed across the whole spectrum of employment law, with a particular emphasis on complex discrimination and whistleblowing cases. He principally represents large  employers, especially in the public and third sectors. Patrick represents a wide variety of clients including local authorities, international financial institutions, national public bodies and the NHS. He is commended for his effective handling of witnesses in cross-examination, particularly when that involves vulnerable parties. Patrick is routinely instructed in complex discrimination cases. He was Counsel for the Respondent in the high profile “ethical vegan” case of Jordie Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports in 2020, which was widely reported in the international media; and recently completed a 17-day whistleblowing trial in London Central Employment Tribunal.


Called to the Bar in 2006. Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Counsel 2020.


Employment Law Association & Employment Law Bar Association.


University of Newcastle upon Tyne – BA Hons; Nottingham Law School – GDL and BVC.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Patrick KeithSt Philips Chambers ‘Patrick is very approachable, efficient, knowledgeable, and good with witnesses. He is very personable and collaborative to ensure that the correct strategy is adopted for a particular client and case.’