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Chambers of Charles Hyde QC

BROAD STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 1DR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 927 2144
Fax:
Fax 0117 926 2569
DX:
7822 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.albionchambers.co.uk

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Albion Chambers has an ‘excellent team of highly skilled family and criminal barristers’; ‘they always step up to the mark’. On the family side, the group deals with a full range of matters, including care and finance cases. With ‘some of the best “money” senior juniors in the South West’, the group is particularly well known for matrimonial finance. The set also has a substantial crime team that handles defence and prosecution. On the civil side, chambers has a solid reputation for employment and regulatory expertise. Paul Fletcher is the chambers director, with Michael Harding, Bonnie Colbeck and Stephen Arnold respectively heading up the family, crime and civil clerking teams. Office in: Bristol

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Albion Chambers has an ‘excellent team of highly skilled family and criminal barristers’; ‘they always step up to the mark’. On the family side, the group deals with a full range of matters, including care and finance cases. With ‘some of the best “money” senior juniors in the South West’, the group is particularly well known for matrimonial finance. The set also has a substantial crime team that handles defence and prosecution. On the civil side, chambers has a solid reputation for employment and regulatory expertise. Paul Fletcher is the chambers director, with Michael Harding, Bonnie Colbeck and Stephen Arnold respectively heading up the family, crime and civil clerking teams. Office in: Bristol

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Crime

Albion Chambers’ is a ‘good solid crime set with strong advocates at all levels’. Members undertake both prosecution and defence work, and the set contains a number of CPS grade 4 prosecutors and RASSO-approved advocates. Recent cases include murders, sexual offences, fraud and drugs conspiracies.

Crime – Leading silks

Adam Vaitilingam QC - Albion ChambersExperienced in serious fraud cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Ignatius Hughes QC - Albion ChambersRecommended for all serious criminal cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Kate Brunner QC - Albion ChambersShe welcomes difficult and novel cases, and is prepared to take the challenge.

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Anna Midgley - Albion ChambersLight years ahead of her call; she is strikingly astute and sees the real issues.

Ranked: tier 1

Don Tait - Albion ChambersHe has recent experience in prosecuting and defending historic sexual abuse cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Edward Burgess - Albion ChambersAn experienced criminal advocate, who has appeared in sexual offences, murder and fraud cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Fiona Elder - Albion ChambersExperienced in cases involving sexual offences and juveniles.

Ranked: tier 1

Jason Taylor - Albion ChambersA commanding advocate, who never loses the attention of the jury.

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Duval - Albion ChambersAn experienced defence barrister in sexual offence trials.

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Mooney - Albion ChambersA robust lawyer and a very good advocate, who is always ready for the fight.

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

Members of Albion Chambers are active in unfair dismissal, equal pay and pension-related cases. Richard Shepherd leads the team and Liz Cunningham is another name to note.

Employment – Leading juniors

Liz Cunningham - Albion ChambersExperienced in cases concerning NHS Trusts.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Shepherd - Albion ChambersExcellent with clients and witnesses; he has the ability to put the most nervous witness at ease.

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

Albion Chambers has ‘an excellent team of highly skilled family barristers’. The set handles the full range of cases and is split into two distinct teams: children and finance. However, the set is particularly well known for its financial remedy specialists, who have ‘real strength in high- and mid-net-worth cases’. Chambers is also recommended for private law children work.

Family and children law – Leading silks

Nkumbe Ekaney QC - Albion ChambersSpecialises in children, divorce and civil partnership disputes.

Ranked: tier 1
Family and children law – Leading juniors

Ben Jenkins - Albion ChambersExperienced beyond his years of call.

Ranked: tier 1

Daniel Leafe - Albion ChambersIntellectually very able but also an excellent communicator.

Ranked: tier 1

Deborah Dinan-Hayward - Albion ChambersShe is excellent with clients and focuses on the pertinent issues.

Ranked: tier 1

Fiona Farquhar - Albion ChambersShe specialises in children law cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas Sproull - Albion ChambersHe has a calm demeanour with clients and in court, and instils confidence.

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Roberts - Albion ChambersA no-nonsense, calm and effective communicator.

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Western Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Albion Chambers (Bristol)

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

At Albion Chambers, highly regarded criminal silk Kate Brunner QC and regulatory crime practitioner Alan Fuller are well versed in inquests and professional discipline cases.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

Kate Brunner QC - Albion ChambersShe has a professional yet approachable manner.

Ranked: tier 1
Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Alan Fuller - Albion ChambersRecommended for professional discipline.

Ranked: tier 1

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