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.




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.

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.