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Mike Atkins

Call 2006

"Absolutely excellent and so hardworking, he's fully switched on."
(Chambers UK 2017)

Mike Atkins practises exclusively in the field of criminal regulatory law, with particular expertise in health & safety, inquests, consumer law, product safety, fire safety, environmental law, and food safety.

He regularly appears in significant and high profile cases, both in his own right and as a junior. He is instructed in cases of corporate and gross negligence manslaughter, prosecutions following fatal and other serious accidents, and appeals against enforcement notices. He frequently appears on behalf of multinational and household name companies as well as directors, employees and public bodies.

He has been appointed to List B of the list of specialist regulatory advocates to prosecute on behalf of the Health & Safety Executive, the Environment Agency and the Office of Rail and Road.

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“Phenomenally hard-working and fights his client’s corner with conviction. He has both skill and tenacity.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

“A real lawyers’ lawyer, who demonstrates a painstaking attention to detail and outstanding intellect.”

Legal 500 2017

“Absolutely excellent and so hardworking, he’s fully switched on.”

Chambers UK 2017

“He is massively well prepared and extremely thorough.”

Chambers UK 2017

“He is extremely hard-working and has really developed his reputation over the past couple of years.”

Chambers UK 2016

“He is softly spoken, effective and very clever.”

Chambers UK 2016

“He’ll check every legal avenue to find the best possible outcome.”

Chambers UK 2015

“Very diligent, with a keen eye for detail.”

Legal 500 2015

“An approachable team player who has superb attention to detail…a popular choice for high profile matters such as corporate manslaughter cases and inquest work.”

Chambers UK 2014

“He is always thoroughly prepared and heavily researches every point.”

Chambers UK 2014

“A technical genius, who is becoming a go-to junior.”

Legal 500 2014

“Very thorough in his research, knows the cases inside out, very responsive and always gets to the issues.”

Chambers UK 2013

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