Albion Chambers

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0117 927 2144

Welcome to Albion Chambers

Albion Chambers was established over 100 years ago and has an excellent reputation across the Western Circuit for integrity, approachability and the highest quality of advice and advocacy.

Chambers is led by Charles Hyde QC and has 75 barristers including five Queen’s Counsel. There are three door tenants, all of whom are Queen’s Counsel.




Second Judicial Appointment in Chambers

We are delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed Kirsty Real to be a Circuit Judge with effect from 8 April 2019. Her Honour Judge Real will be based at Reading Crown Court.

We congratulate Kirsty on her appointment.

Successful Prosecution of Avon and Somerset Police Officer

Giles Nelson successfully prosecuted Adam Leighton-Price, a serving police officer, who used an instant-messaging app to encourage a vulnerable woman to her abuse her own children. The Defendant adopted a pseudonym on an online-dating site where he met the woman.

The Defendant was also found guilty of possession of extreme pornography depicting acts of bestiality.

Click here to read more.

Judicial Appointment in Chambers

We are delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed Edward Burgess QC to be a Circuit Judge with effect from 11 March 2019. His Honour Judge Burgess QC will be based at Reading Crown Court.

We congratulate Edward on his appointment.

Kate Brunner QC prosecutes manslaughter of 100-year old

Kate Brunner QC successfully prosecuted Artur Waszkiewicz for the manslaughter of a 100-year-old woman, in a case involving complex CCTV evidence and issues relating to causative link between injuries sustained in the attack and the pneumonia which directly caused death. Click here to read.


Employment Status: Varnish, Velodromes and Vento

This missive is not going to cover, in any sort of depth, the interesting recent authorities about plumbers, drivers and delivery riders: the topic has been done to death by others and by this time next year, there will be a few new cases on point.

What this bulletin is going to explore is the extent to which we need to re-examine our traditionally held views of employment status, whether the status quo of our understanding can still be justified.

Martin v Martin

One of the challenges facing those of us practising in the field of financial remedy is how to deal with a private family business operated by one of the parties to the marriage. Such businesses are often the source of much of the parties’ wealth and may well be the source of most of their future income.

Western Circuit Women's Forum

We are pleased to support the Western Circuit Women’s Forum event ‘Women in law – Support, Retention, Progression’ on Friday, 8 March, celebrating International Women’s Day.  

For more details and to book your place please click here.


Court of Protection Seminar 2019


Tim Baldwin – When to resort to judicial review – Overlap with Care Act 2014 and other adult social provision

Alec Small – The interplay between the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act

Yasmine El-Nazer – Review of the Mental Capacity Act (Amendments) Bill (2018)

Guest speaker:

Sarah Regan secures landmark order to shut down the Twitter account of convicted rapist

Sarah Regan successfully prosecuted Nigel Wilkinson who was convicted in 2016 of offences of rape and administering a substance with intent to rape in respect of three men. Following extensive press coverage, he was arrested and charged with offences in relation to a further seven men.