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.




New QC for Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Edward Burgess is to be appointed Queen's Counsel with effect from Monday, 13 February. Chambers congratulates Edward on his excellent achievement.


Edward's appointment now provides our clients with five Queen's Counsel and further strengthens our Crime team.

Employment Team E-Bulletin - January 2017 II

Covert Recordings, Protected Disclosures and Unfair Dismissal

Recently, one of Albion Chambers’ employment team members, Alec Small, was asked to advise in a complicated matter concerning an employee’s allegation that they had been unfairly dismissed following the making of protected disclosures.

A little background...

Lexis Nexis E-Bulletin Series: Contempt Proceedings and Contempt of Court - Part 6


This e-bulletin covers the circumstances in which committal proceedings can be brought for the making of false statements and the process to be adopted in bringing them. This e-bulletin should be read in conjunction with the ‘Nuts and Bolts’ e-bulletin published previously, giving a general overview of these types of proceedings.

Employment Team E-Bulletin - January 2017

Double Jeopardy - Punishing Twice for the Same Misconduct

Can an employer re-investigate the same allegations against the same employee?

Common sense probably tells you that there is something inherently wrong with this idea. However, in some circumstances, a re-investigation and a second sanction can be fair.

Baby P and Res Judicata

Lexis Nexis E-Bulletin Series: Contempt Proceedings and Contempt of Court - Part 5

Committal Proceedings and Contempt of Court

5/12 Discontinuance, Defects and Strike-Outs

Lexis Nexis E-Bulletin Series: Contempt Proceedings and Contempt of Court - Part 4

Committal Proceedings and Contempt of Court

4/12 Hearings in Absence and in Private

Ignatius Hughes QC secures acquittal of man on murder charge

Defendant 2, represented by Ignatius Hughes QC, had handed a fully loaded sawn-off pump action shotgun to Defendant 1, his brother.

Defendant 1 then within seconds shot a man dead in front of his wife, sons and granddaughter. He fired another shot at one of the sons who survived. Defendant 1 was convicted of murder and attempted murder.

Defendant 2 was acquitted of murder and attempted murder, and convicted of manslaughter.