David Maxwell > 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

Employment Group


David’s practice encompasses Employment Tribunal, EAT, High Court and Court of Appeal litigation. Specialising in complex, lengthy and high value discrimination claims, protected disclosure cases, or other matters where substantial reputational damage is at large. He also accepts instructions in professional regulatory and disciplinary matters. David is frequently instructed by a wide variety of private sector respondents, including banks and other blue chip companies. He often acts on behalf of public employers including central government departments, local authorities, the police and fire authorities. David also represents employees at senior executive level and trade unions or their members. Reported cases include: Raj v Capita Business Services Ltd [2019] UKEAT/0074/19/LA, [2019] 6 WLUK 781 EAT; Saha v Capita Plc [2018] UKEAT/0080/18/DM, [2018] 11 WLUK 528 EAT; Pitterson-Donaldson v Manchester City Council [2015] EWCA Civ 412; Davies v Sandwell MBC [2013] EWCA Civ 135, [2013] IRLR 374 CA; Johnson v Staffordshire & West Midlands Probation Trust [2012] EqLR 621; Trasler v B&Q [2012] 10 WLUK 422; Waller v Bromsgrove District Council [2007] UKEAT/0019/07/CEA, [2007] 5 WLUK 613 EAT; and Samrai v United Co-operative Ltd [2007] EAT/0174/07/MAA, [2007] All ER (D) 21 (Nov), 7 WLUK 430 EAT.


Called 1994; Inner Temple; Attorney General’s Treasury Counsel Panel; fee paid Employment Judge.


Employment Lawyers Association; Employment Law Bar Association.


University of Warwick (LLB Hons); Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course); Inner Temple (Pegasus Scholarship).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

David MaxwellSt Philips ChambersConfident, experienced, and decisive, with impressive legal knowledge and a commercial perspective.