Albion Chambers



Broad Street



29 Park Street


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




50 Years Imprisonment

Don Tait and Richard Shepherd, instructed by the CPS South West Complex Case Unit, with officers from Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, secure convictions and prison sentences totalling 50 years for a criminal gang targeting cash machines across the South West.

No further action against officers accused of gross misconduct arising from a death in custody

Stephen Mooney represented one of three officers accused of gross misconduct arising from a death in custody at Bridgwater Custody Centre in December 2014. Following a four-day hearing at Police Headquarters Portishead, an independent panel found that any failings amounted to simple rather than gross misconduct and took no further action against any of the officers. Stephen was instructed by Mr Nick Kelcey of Kelcey and Hall Solicitors acting on behalf of the Police Federation.

Kate Brunner QC represents director in Environment Agency’s largest ever hazardous waste investigation

The case, involving the waste company Churngold Recycling Ltd and a £10million project, took 9 weeks to try at Bristol Crown Court. Issues included the thorny question of when hazardous waste can be remediated into a product for onward sale, whether the EA’s approach is open to challenge, and what steps are required to comply with European Union End of Waste Regulations. Click here to view the BBC report.

Legal 500 2017

We are proud to again be recognised as a Leading Set in the Legal 500 2017. The following 20 members have received recommendations:

Badminton Horseless Team Event 2017

The seven-strong team took part in the Badminton Horseless nine-mile event yesterday and romped away with the fastest team trophy! Well done to all and many thanks to those who have donated.

Please keep giving generously via our JustGiving page.


Albion Chambers is shortlisted in two categories for the Bristol Law Society Awards 2017

Albion Chambers is proud to have been shortlisted again in the 2017 Bristol Law Society awards.

We have received nominations and have been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year 2017, and we are delighted that Simon Emslie has been shortlisted for Barrister of the Year 2017.

Inquest Team E-Bulletin - September 2017

Did the Coroner have the right body?

In a scenario rarely encountered in the Coroner’s court, this is what happened in the case of R (on the application of Heinonen and another) v Coroner For Inner South District Greater London [2017] EWHC 1803 (Admin).

The applicant sought judicial review of the Senior Coroner for Southwark’s refusal to order a further investigation into the death of Simona Heinonen on the basis of mistaken identity.

Badminton Horseless Team Event 2017

A group from Albion Chambers' admin team will be participating in this year’s Badminton Horseless Team event; a running race based around the Horse Trials course. 

We have decided to use our efforts to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association. If you are able, we would be very grateful if you could contribute to our fundraising efforts and donate via our JustGiving page. Alternatively, you can text CLER47 (and a sum between £1 and £30) to 70070.