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Atticus Blick

Year of Call: 2022


Very Competent, Bar Practice Course, University of Law (2022)

Distinction, Masters of Law, University College London (2021)

Graduate Diploma in Law, City University (2020)

Areas Of Work:


Before pupillage, Atticus managed a busy caseload as a criminal defence paralegal at Langfield Law Solicitors, including murder, POCA, EncroChat, modern slavery and extradition matters. He develops a strong rapport with clients and brings experience of safeguarding the interests of vulnerable individuals through volunteering as an Appropriate Adult in police stations.  

He previously acted as a research assistant for David Ormerod CBE, KC (Hon) and has published academic journal articles on whole life order sentencing, international criminal law and immigration. 

Academic publications and awards:

Journal of Criminal Law

- ‘"An obligation of means, not one of results": A historical overview and theoretical assessment of the whole life order sentencing regime in England and Wales' (upcoming publication)

European Journal of International Law

- 'The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: How did it survive for so long?' (EJIL: Talk!)

Case commentaries

- 'D4 Case' (citizenship deprivation notice) - Journal of Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Law 

- 'McCann, Sinaga & Shah' (whole-life order sentencing) - Sentencing News

Gray’s Inn GDL Scholar (2019)


Spanish – professional proficiency



Atticus Blick, has peer-reviewed article published in the Journal of Criminal Law on the whole life order sentencing regime
In the wake of cases such as the Sarah Everard murder, our pupil barrister, Atticus Blick, has a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Criminal Law setting out a practitioner friendly overview of the whole life order sentencing regime and its implications for human rights domestic and international law.

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Chambers welcomes three new Tenants to 9 KBW
Chambers are delighted to announce that, following successful completion of pupillage, offers of Tenancy have been made to and accepted by Harry Stallard, Piers Walter and Sam Lubner. Our new members will practice in Criminal, (prosecution and defence) Regulatory and Animal Welfare Law. We are so pleased to welcome each of them to the 9 KBW team.

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Matt Ward Joins 9 KBW
Chambers are delighted to announce that Matt Ward has accepted an offer of Tenancy, following a very successful probationary tenancy at 9 KBW. Matt practices in Criminal (prosecution and defence) and Regulatory Law. A big welcome Matt to the 9 KBW team!

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New Pupils join the 9KW team
Chambers are delighted to welcome 3 new pupils to the 9 KBW team; Neil Sturman, Atticus Blick and Harriet Snookes. We very much look forward to working with them in the coming year.

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Louisa Wheeler joins 9 KBW as Chambers Practice Manager
Chambers are delighted to welcome on board Louisa Wheeler as our Practice Manager. Louisa has a wide range of experience in both fee billing and administration in Chambers and will provide invaluable assistance and support to our Senior Clerk in the day to day clerking of 9 KBW’s diary and fees management.

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