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

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
55 TEMPLE ROW
BIRMINGHAM
B2 5LS
England

Work Department

St Philips Employment Group

Position

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.

Career

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

Memberships

Employment Law Association & Employment Law Bar Association.

Education

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.’