Richard Atkinson

Council member for Kent

Date elected to councilDec 2016

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Richard Atkinson qualified in 1990 and specialises in criminal law. He is a senior partner at Tuckers Solicitors LLP.

Richard was chair of the Law Society's Criminal Law committee from 2011 to 2014 and co-chair from 2017 to 2020.

He is also past president of Kent Law Society (2018/19).

Richard speaks at criminal law events both in the Uk and abroad, as well as writing and speaking on criminal law matters in the legal press and the wider media.

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Area of practice

Criminal legal aid

Groups/boards served on

Policy and Regulatory Affairs committee member; Law Society/Legal Aid Agency criminal contracts consultative group co-chair

Languages spoken

English