New signing prompts Atkins name change

Libel and privacy lawyer Mark Thomson is to join West End boutique Atkins Solicitors from media firm Carter Ruck. Thomson will join the firm as a named partner and Atkins will rebrand as Atkins Thomson. The media partner has been instructed in several high-profile cases and has acted for celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Keira Knightley and Hugh Laurie. He specialises in media law with a particular emphasis on privacy issues. Atkins was established in 2006 by Graham Atkins.