Gavin McLeod > Chambers of Richard Atkins QC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins QC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS
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Work Department

St Philips Business & Property


Gavin joined St Philips Chambers in 2014 following the completion of his pupillage. He is a specialist in Chancery proceedings, especially real property (including as regards TOLATA, mortgages, and landlord and tenant), trusts, contentious probate/inheritance disputes, and related matters. Beyond this, he undertakes contract, commercial and tort cases raising various issues. These often include questions which overlap with his core areas of practice, such as regards fiduciary duties and nuisance or negligence in the context of property ownership. He is also instructed in matters concerning professional negligence, including notably allegations against solicitors undertaking real estate and private client work. Recent cases include Gavriel v Davis [2019] EWHC 2446 (Ch), cited in the White Book 2020 – concerning the proper test for the summary determination of Part 8 proceedings in the context of a claim for remuneration by an executor.


Called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn), July 2010, with scholarship for the Bar year. Worked as a civil servant before pupillage.
Recent publication: The Traditional Concept Hits the Bunker: Easements after Regency Villas Title Ltd v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd, Conveyancer and Property Lawyer (2019) 3, 250-273.


Chancery Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association.


Graduated with First Class Honours in Law from the University of Nottingham, followed by the University of Cambridge LLM.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Gavin McLeodSt Philips ChambersCombines a fantastic analytical brain with attention to detail and an ability to think beyond the confines of the presented case to reach innovative solutions.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Gavin McLeodSt Philips ChambersHe consistently delivers both advice and representation of the very highest order, with an in-depth and far-reaching knowledge of the law in this area.