Matthew Atkins > Birketts LLP > Ipswich, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP
Providence House
141-145 Princes Street

Work Department

Debt Recovery, Intellectual Property, Professional Negligence, Commercial Litigation




Matthew is a Partner in our Corporate Team and leads the Commercial Litigation Team in Ipswich. He is a commercial litigator with a special interest in intellectual property law.

Commercial Litigation
Matthew’s recent work includes advising in connection with, and claims arising from, the sale/purchase of companies/shares; other advisory work and claims in relation to contracts (principally in the manufacturing and agricultural industries); shareholder disputes; claims arising from professional negligence (involving solicitors, accountants and surveyors); claims in connection with individual and corporate insolvency, including the enforcement of guarantees.

Intellectual Property
Recent work includes advising in relation to claims in the fields of copyright, design right, trade mark infringement and passing off.


Matthew has formerly been a part-time academic at the University of Essex, and has taught the copyright and trade mark seminars on the LLM in Information Technology, Media and E-Commerce. He has delivered seminars at UCL’s former Adastral Park Postgraduate Campus on the protection of ideas in the electronic environment by knowledge based industries, and on general intellectual property law.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Insurance > Professional negligence

Birketts LLP is known for ‘clear advice, regular updates, and a strong team with a number of interesting matters‘. Commercial litigators Laurence Weeks in Cambridge, Andrew Kinnison in Norwich and Daden Hunt in Chelmsford are the principal contacts. In Norwich, Bernadette Baker handles negligence claims arising from wills and the administration of estates and trusts and senior associate Adam Blenkinsop is a ‘tenacious litigator‘ who handles predominantly claimant work. Matthew Atkins handles claims involving solicitors, accountants and surveyors.

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia

(Hall of Fame)

Matthew AtkinsBirketts LLP

Ipswich is a key hub of the cross-office litigation practice at Birketts LLP, which handles, inter alia, tortious and contractual claims, commercial fraud, shareholder’s disputes, breach of restrictive covenant agreements, product liability, partnership disputes, and claims arising from sales or purchases of companies or shares. The vastly experienced Matthew Atkins and the ‘tenacious and experienced’ Josh Ripman are the lead partners in Ipswich. The practice is known for providing ‘timely and highly effective advice’ on matters in a broad-range of industry sectors, amongst them: energy, media, finance, manufacturing, agriculture and animal pharmaceuticals.