Albion Chambers

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Albion Chambers
Broad Street Bristol
BS1 1DR

0117 927 2144

clerks@albionchambers.co.uk

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.

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Scam emails

We regret to announce that the identities of some of our members have been the subject of misuse by criminal fraudsters. If you receive an unsolicited email from any of our members, probably containing some bogus financial proposal, it is a scam. Do not take any action, apart from notifying us. Please forward any such message to clerks@albionchambers.co.uk so that we have a copy on file. Please note that no member of Chambers will ever contact a member of the public with regard to any legal matter, including inheritance.

Lexis Nexis E-Bulletin Series: Contempt Proceedings and Contempt of Court - Part 12

Committal Proceedings and Contempt of Court

12/12 Appeals, Purges and Discharges

Lexis Nexis E-Bulletin Series: Contempt Proceedings and Contempt of Court - Part 11

Committal Proceedings and Contempt of Court

11/12 Writs of Sequestration

Lexis Nexis E-Bulletin Series: Contempt Proceedings and Contempt of Court - Part 10

Committal Proceedings and Contempt of Court

10/12 Interference with the Administration of Justice

Inquest Seminar 2017

The annual Albion Chambers Inquest Team Seminar returns on Friday, 22 September.

Members of the inquest law team will use a mock Pre-Inquest Review to illustrate written and oral arguments regarding disclosure, scope and Article 2, and preparation for inquest hearings. There will also be informative updates on:

  • Chief Coroner's Guidance and statute
  • Case law developments in the last 12 months

 

A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30pm and the seminar will commence at 1.00pm. The cost of the seminar is £40.00 plus VAT per delegate.

Inquest Team - February 2017

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Cited Cases

  • Luisa Ferreira v Senior Coroner for Inner South London [2017] EWCA Civ 31

  • P v Cheshire West and Cheshire Council; P and Q v Surrey County Council [2014] UKSC 19

  • R v Inner North London Coroner, Ex p Linnane [1989].

Issue

At the Albion Inquest Seminar in 2016, I presented a talk about the Chief Coroner’s Guidance, in particular, I focussed on the guidance in relation to DoLS.

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

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