Crime, including Courts Martial

Our crime team at Albion Chambers is one of the largest on the Western Circuit. We have a specialist team of practitioners offering accessible representation and the highest quality legal advice and advocacy. We offer particular expertise in fraud, regulatory crime, sexual offences and murder. Many of our members also practice with our professional disciplinary team and are frequently instructed in disciplinary matters and actions against the Police and Prison Services.

Our two criminal clerks, Bonnie Colbeck and Ken Duthie offer a wealth of clerking experience and are always happy to discuss and recommend suitable counsel for any level of case.

While the majority of our work is in the South West and South Wales, team members are frequently instructed in substantial cases over a wider geographical area.

In criminal cases, as in all other practice areas, we recognise the importance of continuity for our clients and make every effort to avoid late returns. When changes of representation occur, our highly experienced clerks are able to draw on a substantial pool of expertise thereby ensuring consistent levels of representation

We accept privately and public-funded instructions, and some team members are accredited to accept cases under the Public Access Scheme.

Continuing education, internal and external, is important to Chambers. Albion Chambers is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board to provide training and we run frequent in-house training sessions. Please contact our Chambers’ Director, Paul Fletcher for further information.

Many members of our team also sit as Recorders, Deputy District Judges and on various Tribunals.

"A large team with a significant footprint on the Western Circuit that boasts consistent involvement in sophisticated criminal cases. Its barristers are instructed in high-profile matters that take in everything from violent crimes and multi-handed sexual offences to big-ticket frauds and regulatory violations."
Chambers and Partners 2017

Team Leader: Stephen Mooney

Team Clerks:
Bonnie Colbeck
T: 0117 311 0301   
Ken Duthie
T: 0117 311 0368
Joanna Cload
T: 0117 927 1253


Team Members