“Tony Atkins is a fantastic Head Clerk; he runs a great team. The communication from the clerks is prompt and reliable.”Chambers & Partners 2023, Client Service at the Bar - Commended Sets
"Tony Atkins, Senior Clerk, and Sean Gentleman, Senior Family Clerk, work extremely well together, and their younger clerks are as helpful as ever."Chambers & Partners 2023
"The service offered by Tony Atkins and his team is second to none. I can honestly say in 19 years they have never let me or my team down."Legal 500
"The Clerks’ service is excellent. The team are led by example by Tony Atkins the Senior Clerk who has taken the foundations of great client service and developed this to the next level since he has been in charge."Legal 500
Clients appreciate Tony and show this with their feedback. They say that he is 'on the ball', 'a pleasure to deal with' and 'a great asset to Chambers.'Director, Law Firm
Tony Atkins is our Senior Clerk here at Pump Court Chambers. He leads experienced, friendly and highly professional clerking and administrative teams and is responsible for ensuring that we deliver a first-class service to all of our clients.
With more than 20 years’ experience in clerking, Tony understands better than anyone the complexities and subtleties of matching clients to the most appropriate representation and of supporting barristers to perform at their very best.
Tony’s role is to provide the environment and resources that allow our barristers to excel and has done this consistently for over 15 years. This includes taking responsibility for Pump Court’s operational management, business development and overseeing the implementation of Chambers’ strategy. He works closely with our head of chambers and the leaders of each of our specialist teams, ensuring that our clerks have a detailed understanding of the expertise and experience at their disposal, whilst also ensuring that our barristers and pupils continue to develop professionally.
Tony invests considerable time in building and maintaining client relationships, recognising that supporting existing clients is every bit as important as cultivating new ones. He regularly meets with clients and has played a leading role in developing Pump Courts’ innovative fee structures and direct access offer. His approach and leadership have contributed significantly to Pump Court’s reputation for excellence among peers and to our positive listings in professional directories.
In 2022 Tony was shortlisted for Senior Clerk of the Year at Legal 500 Bar Awards.
Tony is married with four boys. Time permitting, he enjoys playing football, cricket and golf.