A sage family lawyer respected by peers for his client skills, work ethic and good judgment, Atkinson’s work spans the field, with particular expertise in financial claims that arise from family and relationship breakdown, including tackling trusts, disclosure and complex children cases – such as disputes about parental arrangements and financial claims to the relocation of children across jurisdictions. He also advises on pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation contracts and asset protection.
One describes Atkinson as ‘unflappable and universally popular. Not one prone to grandstanding and posturing, he quietly and confidently gets the job done.’
The Edinburgh University graduate joined Stewarts Law’s pre-eminent family team as a partner from Charles Russell (now Charles Russell Speechlys) in August 2015 – the latest in a string of coups from partner Stephen Foster. He previously worked at matrimonial heavyweight Payne Hicks Beach, where he trained, and Hughes Fowler Carruthers before joining Charles Russell in 2008.