Lee Marklew QC > Chambers of Richard Atkins QC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins QC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS


Lee is regularly instructed to appear for both the prosecution and the defence in cases of murder, rape, sexual assault, making indecent images, conspiracy to import drugs, armed robbery, firearms offences and blackmail. Lee is a Grade 4 prosecutor and an approved rape prosecutor. His experience also includes large scale fraud and people trafficking. He is instructed in many cases of indecency where the alleged victims are children. Lee has led other junior barristers and has regularly been led by Queen’s Counsel. Having represented Birmingham and Worcester City Councils in trading standards cases Lee has also lectured trading standards officers upon aspects of their investigative work.


Called 1993, Gray’s Inn.


Criminal Bar Association.


Sheffield University (BA Hons, law, 2:1); Gray’s Inn; Inns of Court School of Law (diploma in law).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

Kevin Hegarty QC  leads the crime group at St Philips Chambers, which is praised for ‘enormous depth’ in its criminal practice.  He recently prosecuted two metal detectorists for the theft of a Viking hoard worth £3m which they extracted without consent of the land owner and, without notifying the relevant authorities, sold on the black market. Jonathan Barker prosecuted a man who was convicted on fourteen counts, including of buggery and rape, concerning the sexual abuse of his niece in in the 1980s. Chambers is also home to Richard Atkins QC, chair of the Bar in 2019 – he is joined in the set’s silk ranks by  Lee Marklew QC, who was appointed in the 2021 round.