Albion Chambers



Broad Street



29 Park Street


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.




Winter 2018 Newsletters

The Winter 2018 Newsletters are now available. Please click on the links below:

January 2018

Sexual harassment in the workplace Erinna Foley-Fisher
Fiduciary what? Jason Taylor
Back to basics: calculating compensation in unfair dismissal claims Richard Shepherd and Lucy Taylor (pupil)
Employment Tribunal Fees: an update Richard Shepherd

January 2018

Human Rights claims on behalf of the child Jonathan Wilkinson
The pit and the pendulum (and the tectonic plates): some musings on permanence Stuart Fuller
Litigants who lack litigation capacity in Care proceedings James Cranfield

January 2018

Fly-tipping and littering: how to reduce this waste of taxpayers' money Simon Cooper
Binning the law: environmental legislation after Brexit Kate Brunner QC

January 2018

Death in custody: The Farmer Review Anna Midgley
Witness anonymity in inquests Alexander West
R (Maguire) v Assistant Coroner West Yorkshire Giles Nelson

January 2018

What happened to deportation orders? Kirsty Real
A Twist in the tale: hearsay post-twist not so simple? Anna Midgley
The resurrection of the dead? When 'lie on file' wakes up to bite back at the cherry Kannan Siva
Sexual offences: sentencing update Sarah Regan

Judicial Appointment in Chambers

We are delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed Paul Cook to be a Circuit Judge with effect from 22 January 2018. His Honour Judge Cook will be based at Taunton Crown Court.

We congratulate Paul on his appointment.

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.