Jonathan Gidney > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS


Jonathan has been recognised as a leading junior in the Midlands for employment law since 2005. He can digest large amounts of information quickly and has an excellent eye for detail. He is tenacious in tribunal, yet able to get the best out of his own witnesses. Jonathan excels in multi day complex tribunal claims. Jonathan represents both large and small clients in the private and public sector in all employment matters, including complex multi-day discrimination claims. His clients include banks, large retailers, supermarkets, local authorities, NHS Trusts and police authorities. He is a team player and an excellent advocate in court and tribunal.


Called 1991; Inner Temple.


Employment Lawyers Association; Employment Law Bar Association.


Bournemouth University (1987, BA Hons, law and information systems, 2:1); Inns of Court School of Law (1991); Centre for Dispute Resolution (2002, accredited CEDR mediator).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan GidneySt Philips Chambers ‘Jonathan is understanding and empathetic in his dealings with the cases instructed upon, giving an honest assessment and opinion on the case’s chances of success or otherwise. He is knowledgeable and approachable and gives the best advice. His approach and manner instil a great sense of confidence and trustworthiness, which keeps those instructing him at ease and appreciative of the efforts undertaken on their matters.’