Richard Atkins

Richard Atkins (Partner)

Conveyancing & Relocation

Harpenden Office

Telephone: 01582 714603

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Richard is a Partner in Taylor Walton’s Residential Conveyancing team and specialises in prime residential property, new homes and investment property. He also heads up the firms Relocation Unit which acts for blue chip corporate clients.

Having read law at Leicester University, he trained at the College of Law in Guildford before joining a regional law firm. He became a Partner in a specialist property practice in London and subsequently joined Taylor Walton in 1995.

Richard is actively involved in developing business for the Residential Conveyancing team and is a member of the firm’s Marketing Steering Group.

Outside Taylor Walton, Richard is President of the Hertfordshire Law Society and chair of the Land Law Committee. He has been a member of the National Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee, Conveyancing Task Force and is the circuit solicitor for the Harpenden Methodist Circuit.

Richard has written widely on conveyancing issues and is regularly quoted in both the national and specialist legal press. He has also acted as legal adviser on several BBC property programmes.

Richard is married with two sons. Outside interests include blues & jazz music, travel, wine and growing vegetables in his allotment.


Taylor Walton solicitors receive lots of letters of thanks. Recent correspondence received by Richard includes:

 “Thank you so much for all your help.  You have been instrumental in the deal being kept alive and I thank you for your persistence, patience and professionalism throughout the process, often in the face of adversity!”
Mr P from Harpenden

“I would highly commend you on your service which surpassed, by a long way, what I have seen from other firms previously.  It has been a pleasure working with you and I will happily recommend your services to anyone asking me for a recommendation”
Mr and Mrs S from Harpenden

“Many thanks for the work on this matter – your help and efficiency has been much appreciated”
Ms B from Petersfield, Hampshire

“It was very reassuring to have your calm explanations at this time since it has been many years since I was previously involved in this process”
Ms C from Tring

“Thank you for all your help.  Very pleased with the way you handled this transaction”
Mr C from Harpenden

“You have been so helpful throughout this whole process and I really appreciate it”
Ms M from St Albans

“It has been very straight forward and pleasant doing business with you again”
Mr K from Harpenden

“We are extremely grateful to you and your team for handling our affairs so efficiently and moreover for your advice and understanding throughout”
Mr B from Harpenden

“As before I have again received a fantastic service from you”
Mr S from Marlow

Thank you again for your superb work with regard to our sale and purchase, and for all the effort Shirin went to to ensure we were so well kept informed of the events as they arose.”

“Thank you for your courteous attention and your kind wishes we felt we had excellent support from you.”

“I just wanted to offer my sincerest thank you to you and your colleagues for your professionalism and expediency in progressing all of this for me. I very much appreciate it. Dealing with Taylor Walton has been easy and engaging, the advice and support was superb throughout.”

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