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.




Rubbing Salt(er) in the Wounds

A Little Background

November 2016

Beware the Jabberwock, my son! Previous inconsistent statements in professional disciplinary proceedings - Kate Brunner QC
Employment Law in the English Channel: A personal perspective - Jason Taylor
Frivolous, vexatious, unreasonable and totally without merit - Richard Shepherd
The big five: Five of the most significant employment cases of 2016... so far - Erinna Foley-Fisher


November 2016

Brexit...: The end of 'transactional decisions' et al? - Alan Fuller
Occupational Health and Safety: Construction and beyond - Jason Taylor
Revvin' me, revenue... ah-ha!: New offences created for HMRC compliance - Edward Hetherington
Regulatory crime - case update: Planes, trains and the millennium falcon - Alec Small

Successful prosecution of child sexual exploitation offences

Mehmet Citak and Ahmet Kurtyemez were yesterday convicted of child sexual exploitation offences, and sentenced to a combined total of 32 years in prison. Sarah Regan prosecuted in this five-week trial involving sexual offences against six victims aged between 14 and 15.

Movember 2016


Taxi for, erm... Everyone?

What does the decision in Aslam and Farrar v Uber (2016) mean in practice?

The short answer
To save you reading the rest of this article, yes, Uber drivers are workers... for now.

A slightly longer answer
The Collins online dictionary as of 28 October 2016 defines the gig economy as;

“the freelance economy”, and helpfully gives the following explanation;

Employment Team E-Bulletin

Cakegate - The Decision

Has the religion vs. sexual orientation protected characteristic debate now finished? 

The Facts
The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal yesterday released its judgment in the case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company in which it rejected the appeal of two Christian bakers who had refused to make a cake with a logo of Bert and Ernie, bearing the message “Support Gay Marriage”.

Inquest Team E-Bulletin - October 2016

Peter Thornton QC took the opportunity in one of his last cases as Chief Coroner to urge coroners to avoid archaic language and speak in a way which juries can readily follow.

The case of R. v. Hamilton-Jackson v. HM Assistant Coroner for Mid Kent and Medway [2016] EWHC 1796 (Admin) concerned a man who had a history of mental health problems and self-harm. The inquest into his death investigated whether he should have been managed under the prison ACCT policy in the days leading up to his death, after he had superficially cut his wrist two days before.