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.




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.

Inquest Team E-Bulletin - May 2017

Legal Aid in Inquests

New Third-Six Pupils

Chloe GriggsAlun WilliamsWe are pleased to welcome to our Crime Team Alun Williams and Chloe Griggs, who are now available to take instructions on prosecution and defence cases. Please contact the Team Clerks, Bonnie Colbeck and Ken Duthie for further details or to book Alun and Chloe.

For Whom the School Bell Tolls

Isle of Wight Council v Platt


It seemed at the beginning almost too good to be true, and now, it appears that it was. But Jon Platt’s victorious run through the English legal system has come to an end before Lady Hale, sitting in the Supreme Court, who found he did, in fact, have a case to answer and has remitted his case back to the Magistrates’ Court.

Employment Team E-Bulletin - April 2017

Self Employed? HMRC Prosecution? Are You Sure?

Edd Hetherington acts in successful school transport appeal

On 31 March 2017, Edd Hetherington acted on a pro bono basis for a group of parents from North Petherton, in Somerset, who had appealed against a decision to cut school transport for their children. Somerset County Council had determined that a safe route to school existed for the children, who would have been required to walk almost 3 miles, including crossing the Huntworth Roundabout at junction 24 of the M5.

Crime Team E-Bulletin - April 2017

Police Bail and the New 28-Day Time Limit in Standard Cases

As of 3 April 2017, the time for which a suspect can be subject to pre-charge bail (aka police bail) is now limited to 28 days.

Section 63 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 makes amendments within Part 4 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (“PACE”) 1984 by introducing extra sections governing the bail time limit and the criteria for applications to extend the limit.

Pre-charge bail allows those under investigation to be released from custody while inquiries continue to be made by the police.

False Statements by Investigators, Contemptible?

Arran Coghlan v Daniel Bailey [2017] EWHC 570 (QB)

This article applies to anybody who may provide a statement to a court or tribunal, whether it be family, crime or civil. It is not hard to imagine the statements of social workers, healthcare professionals, police officers or even lawyers being scrutinised for error or untruths.

Statements of Truth