Albion Chambers

Albion Chambers
Broad Street
Bristol BS1 1DR

Albion Chambers
29 Park Street
Taunton TA1 4DG

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 69 barristers including five Queen’s Counsel. There are three door tenants, all of whom are Queen’s Counsel.




Cross-Examination in Inquests

Two recent reports seek to remind advocates of the widely-ignored principle that inquests are non-adversarial and cross-examination is not permitted.  


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Adam Vaitilingam QC secures conviction in groundbreaking case

Adam Vaitilingam QC led for the prosecution in the recent murder trial of R v Berlinah Wallace. It was a landmark case in that it was the first ever prosecution for murder of a defendant whose victim had chosen to end his life by euthanasia.

R (HSE) v Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd

In the spring of 2017, I wrote a piece dealing with a case in which I conducted the Prosecution, that was heard at Bristol Crown Court – R (HSE) v Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, in which the defendant company had been sentenced to a fine of £700,000 after a fatal accident at its factory in Yate. I highlighted the issues arising in respect of the sentencing of very large organisations and the lack of assistance to be taken from the Health and Safety Offences Sentencing Guideline.

May 2018

Robert Duval
Loss of control and mental disorders - Anna Midgley
Not who, what, where. More a case of when, what, who? - Adam Vaitilingam QC
Reclaiming the streets - Sarah Regan
Joint enterprise and causation - Kate Brunner QC