Albion Chambers


Albion Chambers
Broad Street Bristol

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




Lexis Nexis E-Bulletin Series: Contempt Proceedings and Contempt of Court - Part 9

Committal Proceedings and Contempt of Court

9/12 Contempt in the Face of the Court

Adam Vaitilingam QC and Sarah Regan successfully prosecute the owner and mechanic of a haulage firm for manslaughter

Matthew Gordon and Peter Wood were jailed for seven-and-a-half years and five years respectively on 27 January 2017. The two men, said by Mr Justice Langstaff, to have a cavalier attitude to maintaining vehicles, were each convicted of four counts of manslaughter on 22 of December 2016, following a five-week trial. The brakes on the Scania lorry involved in the fatal crash, suffered a catastrophic failure as a consequence of a failure to maintain them on the part of both men.

Kate Brunner QC represents senior NHS manager cleared of fraud

The prosecution discontinued the prosecution of a senior NHS manager charged with fraud on Day 3 of a trial, Kate Brunner QC was representing the defendant who was acquitted of all charges after witnesses agreed that his actions were above board had not influenced their decision-making. The Trust’s Chief Executive Officer was convicted of fraud.

Lexis Nexis E-Bulletin Series: Contempt Proceedings and Contempt of Court - Part 8

Committal Proceedings and Contempt of Court

8/12 Non-compliance with a Court Order or Solicitor's Undertaking

Successful prosecution of gang who targeted cash points

The gang who targeted cash points in Long Ashton and Chew Magna, in daring raids, using explosives, were sentenced to a combined 20 years. The long sentences imposed by the court, indicate the seriousness of the offences and was prosecuted by Anna Midgley. This case is further proof of the varied nature and seriousness of work Anna undertakes.

Lexis Nexis E-Bulletin Series: Contempt Proceedings and Contempt of Court - Part 7

Committal Proceedings and Contempt of Court

7/12 County Courts Act Offences and High Court Certifications

Albion Chambers Child Law Team goes from strength to strength

Albion Chambers is delighted to announce that its Child Law Team has been joined by Hayley Griffiths and Tanya Zabihi, both of whom are experienced child law practitioners, well-known and highly-regarded throughout the Western Circuit and beyond.

New QC for Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Edward Burgess is to be appointed Queen's Counsel with effect from Monday, 13 February. Chambers congratulates Edward on his excellent achievement.


Edward's appointment now provides our clients with five Queen's Counsel and further strengthens our Crime team.

Employment Team E-Bulletin - January 2017 II

Covert Recordings, Protected Disclosures and Unfair Dismissal

Recently, one of Albion Chambers’ employment team members, Alec Small, was asked to advise in a complicated matter concerning an employee’s allegation that they had been unfairly dismissed following the making of protected disclosures.

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