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.




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.

Employment Team E-Bulletin - July 2017

Without Prejudice - An Existing Dispute or No Dispute? (A practical guide)

As would be anticipated, the ‘without prejudice’ rule can apply to any employment tribunal claim. It allows parties to communicate with one another regarding settlement discussions, safe in the knowledge that those communications will be confidential and will not be referred to during court proceedings, as long as the communications are about a real dispute and represent a genuine attempt to settle that dispute.

The General Rule

Kannan Siva achieves acquittal in a three-month firearms trial

Kannan Siva of Albion Chambers, leading Tomas Quinn of 4 Kings Bench Walk, helped to secure the acquittal of H at the conclusion of a three-month conspiracy to import firearms trial at the St Albans Crown Court. H was alleged to be the intended buyer of firearms and ammunition and he was acquitted unanimously by the jury of both counts. The "cut-throat" defence advanced on behalf of H was that he was used by others as a decoy to conceal their criminal activities in Holland. A co-defendant was cross-examined to this effect.