Avtar Khangure KC > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS


Avtar was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1985. Having completed a master’s degree in commercial law and a commercial pupillage in London, it gave him the practical experience to develop a commercial, company and insolvency practice in the Midlands. Over the course of the last 25 years he has been involved in general commercial litigation within the fields of banking, company law, insolvency, professional negligence, franchising, shareholder disputes, disciplinary proceedings before regulatory bodies, tax and VAT cases before the special commissioners and VAT tribunals and product liability. The claims have ranged from tens of thousands to multimillion pounds. His client base is also varied, from major institutions such as banks, to professional clients such as accountants and solicitors, to individuals and companies. In the last two years, Avtar has been involved in litigation in the Middle East, India, Singapore, Australia and Germany. He has experience of international arbitration and litigation in the aforementioned countries. He has lectured in the field of commercial law and insolvency to solicitors, bankers and to insolvency practitioners and was the chairman of the Midland Commercial and Chancery Bar.


Called 1985; Gray’s Inn; assistant recorder 1998; recorder 2000; Silk 2003.


Chancery Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association; Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association; Dubai International Financial Centre.


University of Cambridge (BA; LLM).