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Louisa Atkin

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Insurance and Public Risk


Louisa is an Associate Barrister and has worked with the Advocacy Team since joining the firm in 2011. Having been called to the Bar in 2009, she deals primarily with regulatory and civil matters.

Louisa’s recent experience includes:

  • representing an NHS Trust in an Inquest matter which concerned the Trust’s management of a patient with mental health issues
  • assisting Counsel in representing a Local Authority in a complex inquest into the death of a Looked After Child
  • providing assistance and advice in respect of Inquest matters
  • extensive experience in dealing with vulnerable and child witnesses, applying for appropriate special measures and liaising with them to ensure that they are supported through proceedings
  • advising a clients in respect of road traffic offences and health and safety prosecutions
  • offers training for clients to familiarise witnesses with court procedure
  • competent in drafting pleadings including CRU appeals



Prior to joining Browne Jacobson, Louisa worked as a Paralegal for a criminal defence firm and has experience of presenting bail applications at the Crown Court.

Louisa has also worked as an intern for Judge Sir Adrian Fulford at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. In this role she was involved in drafting decisions and orders of the Trial Chamber and completing summaries of evidence.


  • Called to the Bar – July 2009
  • Bar Vocational Diploma
  • LLB (Hons)
  • English Literature BA (Hons

London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Browne Jacobson LLP 'has a very distinguished, and highly capable set of professional discipline practitioners'. The practice is the sole legal provider to the Teaching Regulation Agency; it also regularly advises NHS England on regulatory matters relating to the Performers Lists (PL) and has conducted a number of PL matters that have been before the First Tier or Upper Tribunals. It acted for the National College for Teaching and Leadership in the prosecution of a teacher for making homophobic remarks in front of a number of vulnerable pupils. Nottingham-based Fiona Butler is lead partner for a number of the firm’s professional disciplinary clients; Ros Foster in London has substantial experience in the disciplinary sphere; and barrister Ben Bentley is 'a class act who is wise beyond his years and who has an easy and natural manner in and out of the hearing room that ensures good relationships, while trust is built with defence teams and panels alike'. The associates to note are Louisa Atkin, who is 'an outstanding, balanced lawyer', the 'very experienced and safe pair of hands' Ian Perkins, and Samantha Paxman. Gerard Hanratty joined in Manchester from Capsticks LLP.

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