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.




Kate Brunner QC and Anna Midgley represent nurse in gross negligence manslaugher trial

Kate Brunner QC and Anna Midgley represented a nurse who was charged with causing the death of a 10-year old by failing to identify the signs of a misplaced feeding tube. The trial lasted three weeks at Bristol Crown Court and involved expert witnesses and highly technical evidence the arenas of nursing practice, gastroenterology and pathology.

June 2016

Enforcement of financial orders: does the Limitation Act apply to interest? - Alexander West
Appeals - Nicholas Sproull
A trust deed: is that it 'for all time'? - David Chidgey
Last of the over-spenders? - Gemma Borkowski

Inquest E-Bulletin

DEEPCUT: The inquests in their historical legal context

On 27 November 1995, Private Cheryl James, 18, from Llangollen in North Wales, was found dead with a bullet wound to her head while undergoing initial army training at Deepcut barracks.

Inquest E-Bulletin

The Hillsborough Inquests

On 26 April 2016, the jury returned their verdict of unlawful killing in respect of each of the 96 persons who had died at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989. This brought to a close the longest running inquest in legal history. The inquests sat from 31 March 2014 until their conclusion last month following the High Court ruling in December 2012, quashing the verdicts from the original inquests and ordering fresh hearings.

April 2016

Early conciliation: do you have to get it right first time? - Alexander West and Sarah Gerrard
Time limits in Reasonable Adjustment Cases - Stephen Roberts
Issue Estoppel in disciplinary proceedings - Stephen Mooney
The interesting thing about pension loss compensation... - Liz Cunningham

April 2016

Misconduct in Public Office: clarity after 800 years - Kate Brunner QC
Three into one will go: but at what cost? - Sarah Regan
Drug driving: an overview and update - Robert Morgan-Jones

April 2016

Reining in the scope of inquests - Kate Brunner QC
Inquests without bodies - Simon Emslie
When is an inquest not an inquest? - Stephen Mooney

April 2016

Challenging Care Quality Commission warning notices - Kate Brunner QC
Too many prosecutors? - Adam Vaitilingam QC
The Definitive Guide: Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences - Anna Midgley
Regulatory - Case Law update - Robert Morgan-Jones

April 2016

Musings on F words: facts, families and falls - Geraint Norris
Committal: dotting the Is and crossing the Ts - Jonathan Wilkinson
Bundles, bundles, bundles: a discussion of Practice Direction 27A - Alexander West
Child Assessment Orders - Alice Darian
Relinquished babies: the foreign element - Stuart Fuller

Acquittal on the basis of Jogee

Ignatius Hughes QC, leading Simon Burns, achieved an acquittal after a half-time submission in the Grangetown Four murder case, at Cardiff Crown Court.