Marc Brown > Chambers of Richard Atkins QC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins QC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS
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Marc undertakes work across a broad spectrum of commercial work, with a particular focus on insolvency matters. A confident and user-friendly advocate with an exceptional academic background, he communicates well with both solicitors and clients. He offers advice that is tailored towards the commercial outcomes sought by the client and is conscious of the business needs of clients as well as the pure legal aspects of litigation. Marc is regularly instructed in relation to high value and complex cases. He has experience of dealing with cases involving lengthy and detailed factual backgrounds and complex issues of law. He is conscious of the time pressures placed on solicitors and clients and the consequent need for a flexible approach. He also appreciates the value to both solicitors and clients of early in-depth analysis of the issues involved in any particular case. As a result, Marc sees value in taking a proactive and collaborative approach to litigation. Marc regularly writes articles and is a frequent speaker on matters of insolvency law and civil procedure. He is happy to offer seminars at solicitors’ offices if requested.


Called 2004; Gray’s Inn. Visiting lecturer at the College of Law, Birmingham.


Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association (MCCBA).


Mansfield College, Oxford University (MA, Jurisprudence; BCL, Vinerian Scholar, distinction); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC, very competent).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Marc BrownSt Philips ChambersApproachable and down-to-earth, with an outstanding intellectual background.

St Philips Chambers is praised by clients for its insolvency practice, which has the capacity to ‘offer solicitors a range of options with good service at all levels‘ and is described by some as ‘the leading set for insolvency work in Birmingham‘. Senior members such as John Randall QC and James Morgan QC are highly active in the field of company law, with recent cases involving misfeasance claims and shareholder disputes. From the junior ranks, Marc Brown is a key name to note, with a practice that focuses primarily on both corporate and personal insolvencies, with recent work including the annulment of the bankrupcy, stretching back to 2013, of an individual with significant rural property assets.