Albion Chambers

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Bristol

Broad Street

BS1 1DR

Taunton

29 Park Street

TA1 4DG

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 Adam Vaitilingam QC and has 74 barristers including four Queen’s Counsel. There are two door tenants, both of whom are Queen’s Counsel.

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Cross-Examination in Inquests

Two recent reports seek to remind advocates of the widely-ignored principle that inquests are non-adversarial and cross-examination is not permitted.  

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Adam Vaitilingam QC secures conviction in groundbreaking case

Adam Vaitilingam QC led for the prosecution in the recent murder trial of R v Berlinah Wallace. It was a landmark case in that it was the first ever prosecution for murder of a defendant whose victim had chosen to end his life by euthanasia.

R (HSE) v Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd

In the spring of 2017, I wrote a piece dealing with a case in which I conducted the Prosecution, that was heard at Bristol Crown Court – R (HSE) v Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, in which the defendant company had been sentenced to a fine of £700,000 after a fatal accident at its factory in Yate. I highlighted the issues arising in respect of the sentencing of very large organisations and the lack of assistance to be taken from the Health and Safety Offences Sentencing Guideline.

May 2018

Robert Duval
Loss of control and mental disorders - Anna Midgley
Not who, what, where. More a case of when, what, who? - Adam Vaitilingam QC
Reclaiming the streets - Sarah Regan
Joint enterprise and causation - Kate Brunner QC

May 2018

Shared Parental Leave: Three years in - Liz Cunningham
An invitation to challenge Burchell? - Simon Emslie
Back to basics: Recognising a redundancy situation - Richard Shepherd and Emily Heggadon (pupil)

May 2018

An adversarial process? - Kirsty Real
"The Perpetrator Issue": Scope shouldn't be this difficult R (Hambleton) v Coroner for Birmingham Inquests (1974) - Richard Shepherd
 

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