Andrew Evans > Chambers of Richard Atkins QC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins QC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS
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Andrew has an established practice in claimant and defendant personal injury work, clinical negligence and continues to have a national reputation in licensing. Recent clinical negligence cases include: a negligent failure to diagnose a brain tumour which caused the death of a child and psychiatric injury to his siblings; a claim against a general practitioner who failed to diagnose a heart attack with fatal consequences; an extravasation injury to a disabled child; and a failure to diagnose a rare form of bone cancer. Recent personal injury cases include: an electrocution injury which caused a severe upper limb injury to an electricity line worker; a company director who suffered multiple injuries in a road traffic accident; a finger amputation to a factory worker with a significant psychological injury. Recent licensing cases include: the appeal of a review of one of the biggest nightclubs in the West Midlands; a review of a bar associated with gang activity; and an appeal of a new licence application for a convenience store in a developing area of Birmingham. Andrew accepts instructions nationwide.


Called 2000; Lincoln’s Inn.


PIBA; AvMA; Institute of Licensing; Midland Circuit.


Birmingham University (LLB, law); Inns of Court School of Law; Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.


Historic motor racing.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Licensing

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew EvansSt Philips ChambersHe provides excellent oral and written advice, with a full command of both the legal and practical issues in a case.

At St Philips ChambersAndrew Evans is recommended for alcohol and entertainment licensing cases, predominantly representing Birmingham City Council in appeals against its licensing decisions, though he also acts for trade clients, police forces and other parties outside of the Birmingham area.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew EvansSt Philips ChambersHis preparation and impressive style of advocacy help put clients at ease.

St Philips Chambers‘ clinical negligence team is commended by clients for its ‘impressive counsel and very helpful clerking teams‘. The set is particularly notable for some members’ focus on cosmetic surgery claims, with Colin Baran, described by solicitors as ‘approachable, thorough, and responsive‘, predominantly working on such matters while the ‘intelligent and knowledgeable‘ Andrew Evans continues to increase his presence in the area. Evans also advises on issues of surgical negligence, informed consent and birth injury.