Albion Chambers

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




New QC for Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Jason Taylor is to be appointed Queen's Counsel with effect from Monday, 26 February. Chambers congratulates Jason on his excellent achievement.

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

Drug and alcohol testing manipulation

Drug and alcohol test results carried out by Trimega Laboratories between January 2010 and April 2014 may have been manipulated. This raises significant implications for parents and children involved in Family Court proceedings during this period.  Please see The Association of Lawyers for Children's Press Release in relation to this issue.

Nephew of Rose West, prosecuted by Sarah Regan

Steven Letts, prosecuted by Sarah Regan and described by the judge in sentencing as a volatile man and a compulsive liar, steeped in the misuse of drugs, was convicted of the rape of a child under 13 and the abduction of a child following a six-day trial in Gloucester Crown Court earlier this month. The 12-year-old victim was exceptionally vulnerable and in the care of the local authority, and was described during the trial as having an intellectual age far below that of her chronological age.

Ignatius Hughes QC secures acquittal in murder case

Ignatius Hughes QC, instructed by Kelcey and Hall in a six-week trial, represented Abdiwahidi Abdulahi, a Somalian drug dealer accused of murdering a subordinate who had disappeared with his drug phone, drugs and money.
The co-accused, Carl Cullen, convicted of murder, was a drug user whose flat was being used to deal from.

R v SG

Albion Chambers played an important part in securing convictions of a British woman who streamed the sexual abuse of a young child which took place in the UK, over the internet via the medium of Skype video calls, to another female in San Francisco. The jury unanimously found the defendant guilty of all six counts at the conclusion of the seven-week trial at Plymouth Crown Court, although she denied being the woman seen by the American female.

Cases in the News

Adam Vaitilingam QC recently prosecuted Jeffery Barry following the killing of Kurdish asylum seeker Kamil 
Ahmed in Bristol in July 2016. Barry was a man with severe mental health issues, and had spent 
many years in Rampton and Broadmoor hospitals. 

Albion Chambers wins Chambers of the Year 2017

We are delighted to announce that we were presented with the Chambers of Year Award at the Bristol Law Society’s Annual Awards and Dinner 2017.

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.