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Chambers of Charles Hyde QC

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This Bristol set has an excellent reputation across the Western Circuit and beyond for matters including family law, crime, employment and disciplinary issues, inquests, regulatory issues, personal injury and clinical negligence, probate and the administration of estates, landlord and tenant matters and other land disputes. General common law is also dealt with.

The set: Albion Chambers was established around 100 years ago and has a long-established commitment to integrity, approachability and the highest quality of advice and advocacy. Its 66 barristers include five Queen’s Counsel. There are three door tenants all of whom are Queen’s Counsel, and one associate member.

Albion Chambers recognises the importance of high levels of service to professional and lay clients alike. Chambers’ teams of committed specialists practise throughout the South West and beyond, providing clear, strong, expeditious and practical advice and representation. Highly skilled and experienced support staff offer friendly and efficient service.

Many members accept public access work.

Types of work undertaken: The extremely strong family team is now one of the largest in the country offering specialist advocacy and advice in all matters concerning matrimonial finance, public and private children law, divorce, ToLATA, Inheritance Act and cohabitee disputes. A number of members also undertake work in the Court of Protection. This work encompasses financial cases, personal welfare and serious medical treatment cases and those involving the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

The crime team at Albion Chambers has specialist practitioners offering representation and the highest quality legal advice and advocacy. It offers particular expertise in fraud, regulatory crime, sexual offences and murder. Many of its members are frequently instructed in disciplinary matters and actions against the police and prison service. While most work is in the South West and South Wales, members also provide services nationally.

Employment expertise for employers and employees includes individual and group employment law and disputes concerning discrimination and human rights. Chambers can offer representation in a broad range of disciplinary tribunals.

In regulatory matters barristers prosecute and defend in actions brought by a range of regulators including the Health and Safety Executive, Department of Work and Pensions, Environment Agency, and Department of Environment as well as numerous local authorities. Some members are involved in advising on the development and implementation of policy.

Albion Chambers offers a small but specialised team dealing with personal injury and clinical negligence work. The team has experience in a broad spectrum of litigation in this field ranging from small claims to substantial catastrophic injury cases. The probate team offers professional representation and advice for all stages of probate and claims for family provision, with particular experience in dealing with wills, intestacy and probate work, much of which comes before the Family or Chancery Division. Landlord and tenant matters are dealt with as well as other land disputes. All types of general common law issues, contract and tort are handled including commercial disputes and professional negligence matters.

Above material supplied by Albion Chambers (Chambers of Charles Hyde QC).

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