Jody Atkinson > Chambers of Matthew White > Bristol, United Kingdom: England and Wales > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Matthew White
St John's Chambers
United Kingdom: England and Wales

Work Department

Court of Protection, Family & Divorce, Professional Negligence, Wills & Trust


Jody is described in Chambers UK as “a very bright guy of singular ability with a massive intellect”. Jody is a specialist private client barrister, and is therefore a member of both the wills, trusts & tax and financial remedy teams at St John’s Chambers.

Jody is a popular matrimonial finance practitioner, and is often instructed in financial remedy cases that involve complicating factors (such as trusts, international issues, or third party interests). Jody is also renowned for his expertise in the Child Support Act, being the author of a text book on the subject.

Jody is well known for his experience in disputes concerning wills, trusts, and probate. Jody is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), having passed all four of the exams in one sitting. Due to his rare crossover expertise, Jody is often the first choice for Inheritance Act cases and disputes between cohabitees (proprietary estoppel).



Called 2005; Inner Temple. Publications of note: author of section on child support in ‘Wildbood on Financial Provision in Family Matters’.


  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP, Full Member)
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Western Circuit


St Paul’s School; Bristol University (2001 BA Hons History first class); York University (2002 MA History); ICSL (2005 CPE; BVC); 2011 Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners Diploma (STEP).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy)Ranked: Tier 2

Jody AtkinsonSt John’s ChambersA hugely intelligent junior whose advocacy is compelling.’