Tom Walkling > Chambers of Richard Atkins QC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins QC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS
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With a specialist criminal practice, Tom has experience and expertise in all areas of crime. He comes recommended as an accomplished and talented trial advocate, but is also known for the quality of his written work and his attention to detail. Tom believes that hard work, preparation and working closely with his professional clients are the keys to successfully presenting a case.


Called 2001, Lincoln’s Inn.


Criminal Bar Association; Midland Circuit.


University of Bristol (philosophy, first class hons); University of Birmingham (Common Professional Examination); Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course).

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Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Birmingham and Leeds-based, multidisciplinary set St Philips Chambers is strong across the full range of criminal, employment, family, personal injury, and commercial disputes, to name but a few. In recent news, the former chair of the Bar, Richard Atkins QC, has been appointed Head of Chambers, taking over the post formerly held by Andrew Smith QC. Also of note, Andrew Charman, Tom Walkling , Ben Williams, and Jack Redmond have all been appointed Recorders deployed to the Midlands Circuit and they will sit in their respective practice areas of civil, crime, and family. Finally, the set’s employment law team has expanded following the arrival of Julie Duane.