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.




Albion Chambers feature on BBC's Fake Britain

Albion Chambers was instructed in all three cases featured in a recent episode of BBC's Fake Britain.


The first two cases involved the large-scale distribution and sale of counterfeit designer sunglasses and premium-branded razor blades. The third prosecution centred on the illegal microchipping and sale of imported puppies from Hungary.


Inquest Team E-Bulletin - Daniel v St George's Healthcare NHS Trust [2016]

Daniel v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 23 (QB)

In September 2011 a prison inmate died of a heart attack after suspected over-exercise in a prison gym. At the inquest, and subsequently when the case was heard at the High Court, the Claimants suggested the primary NHS trust within the prison and also the provider of ambulance services within the area had breached their Article 2 duty by failing to provide timely medical care. A preliminary question for the court was whether the Article 2 duty was engaged.

Supreme Court returns common sense to the thorny issue of joint enterprise

Today, the Supreme Court gave judgment in the cases of R v Jogee and Ruddock v The Queen (Jamaica) (2016) UKSC 8 (2016) UKPC 7 confirming that for over 30 years the courts have been guilty of the misinterpretation of the law of joint enterprise.

Anna Midgley is youngest barrister to have been appointed as Crown Court Recorder

Anna Midgley is the youngest barrister to have been appointed as a Crown Court Recorder.

Albion Chambers congratulates Anna on her outstanding achievement that has been reported in The Telegraph.

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Public Access Questionnaire

Please complete and submit this form, not less than five days before the initial meeting with your barrister. Failure to do so will result in the automatic cancellation of your meeting.

There will be no charge made for your initial meeting. You should be aware that the meeting will be for the purpose of assessing whether your case may be suitable under our Public Access scheme. No advice will be given at this first meeting.

When is an inquest not an inquest?

This question was recently addressed in the case of Flower v HM Coroner for the County of Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon & Anor, Court of Appeal - Administrative Court, December 16, 2015, [2015] EWHC 3666 (Admin). The case concerned an application under s.13 of the Coroners Act 1988 for a mandatory order to quash the original inquest findings into the death of Keith Dance and to order a fresh inquest.

Recorder Appointments

We are delighted to announce that Jason Taylor and Anna Midgley have been appointed as Crown Court Recorders with effect from 11 January 2016.

Chambers congratulates Jason and Anna on their appointments.

Specialist expertise recognised in reorganisation of family team

In order to reflect both the increasing size and success of the Albion Chambers family team and, in particular, the expertise of its members in different areas of family practice, the team has been reorganised into two specialist teams.