Richard Atkins QC successfully prosecutes Lauren Jeska

Richard Atkins QC
Written by:

James Withers


Richard Atkins QC represented the prosecution in the recent case of Lauren Jeska, a trans-gender athlete, who was convicted of the attempted murder of an official of UK athletics. The attack took place at the Alexander Stadium in March 2016. In what was clearly a very sensitive case, Ms Jeska received an extended sentence of imprisonment of 18 years with a 5 year extension after she attacked the victim with two knives causing serious life-threatening injuries.

Ms Jeska had been in dispute with UK athletics over her eligibility to compete as a female athlete following her failure to provide relevant test samples in relation to her testosterone levels and other documentation.

The full BBC article can be found here.

Written by James Withers