Albion Chambers

Albion Chambers
Broad Street
Bristol BS1 1DR

Albion Chambers
29 Park Street
Taunton TA1 4DG

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.




June 2017

Called to account: Trusts of Land - David Chidgey
Heads of Disagreement - Alexander West
In light of Assoun v Assoun, is a Hadkinson Order still the ultimate nuclear option in family law? - Richard English
Stockpiling - Stephen Roberts

Elizabeth Cunningham appointed as Senior Legal Member of the BSB's Education and Training Committee

We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Cunningham, our Associate Member, and formerly head of the Albion Employment Team has been appointed as a senior Legal Academic Member of the Bar Standard's Board's Education and Training Committee.

New Recruit to Child Law Team

We are delighted to announce that Libby Harris, formerly of St John's Chambers, has joined our Child Law Team. Libby is an experienced child law practitioner, well-known and highly-regarded throughout the Western Circuit and beyond.

Employment Team E-Bulletin - June 2017 II

Honesty and Integrity in Employment and Disciplinary Proceedings - an update

A fortnight ago, I drafted an e-bulletin commenting on the tension between two recent cases: Malins and the case of Thames Valley, following hot on Malins’ heels. That e-bulletin can be viewed here.

Employment Team E-Bulletin - June 2017

Honesty and/or Integrity - a distinction without a difference?

The Issue

Whether in a pure employment law context or whether looking at professional disciplinary proceedings, a breach of the standards of, or obligations of, honesty and integrity will usually be fatal to the employment or professional relationship.

June 2017

Out of the frying pan and into the fire? - Anna Midgley
Beware the Chief Coroner's guidance notes- Richard Shepherd
Lawful killing... Duggan revisited - Alexander West

May 2017

Internships and the gig economy - Erinna Foley-Fisher
Delay, abuse of process and professional disciplinary proceedings - Richard Shepherd
Hearsay in disciplinary proceedings: a cautionary tale - Stephen Mooney
Conduct dismissals: An in-depth review - Simon Emslie

Albion barristers secure not guilty verdict in £46million fraud at the Old Bailey

This month Jason Taylor, leading Alec Small, has been defending in a £46 million VAT and Excise Duty fraud at the Old Bailey.