|relevance:||Assistant to Richard Rampton QC for McDonald's|
Atkinson is the junior barrister (lawyer) representing McDonald's. He appears in court every day (sitting behind Rampton), but rarely addresses the court. His job is to assist Rampton.
Atkinson went to Oxford University; he was called to the Bar in July 1988 (Inner Temple) and is a member of the same set of chambers as Rampton (namely 1 Brick Court).
Estimated at £1,000 per day for the McLibel case