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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 is noted for its expertise in criminal and family law. The criminal group is regularly instructed in murder, regulatory crime, serious sexual offences and fraud cases. The family team reports an increase in both public and private children law and matrimonial finance matters. Recent developments include David Sapiecha joining from Colleton Chambers and Jason Taylor QC taking silk before his appointment to the circuit bench in 2018. Paul Fletcher is the chambers director, while Michael Harding, Bonnie Colbeck and Steve Arnold head up the family, crime and civil clerking teams, respectively. Offices in: Bristol

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Albion Chambers is noted for its expertise in criminal and family law. The criminal group is regularly instructed in murder, regulatory crime, serious sexual offences and fraud cases. The family team reports an increase in both public and private children law and matrimonial finance matters. Recent developments include David Sapiecha joining from Colleton Chambers and Jason Taylor QC taking silk before his appointment to the circuit bench in 2018. Paul Fletcher is the chambers director, while Michael Harding, Bonnie Colbeck and Steve Arnold head up the family, crime and civil clerking teams, respectively. Offices in: Bristol

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Crime

Albion Chambers’s β€˜excellent’ criminal team has a solid track record in handling murder, regulatory crime, serious sexual offences and fraud matters. In 2018 David Sapiecha joined from Colleton Chambers and Jason Taylor QC took silk before his appointment to the circuit bench.

Crime – Leading silks

Adam Vaitilingam QC - Albion Chambers β€˜His practice encompasses a broad spectrum of serious criminal matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Edward Burgess QC - Albion Chambers β€˜Very experienced in prosecuting and defending in serious sexual offences cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ignatius Hughes QC - Albion Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in homicide cases involving missing bodies.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kate Brunner QC - Albion Chambers β€˜She has a keen eye for the essential details of a case.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Anna Midgley - Albion Chambers β€˜Noted for her expertise in gun crime cases, drugs conspiracies and white-collar fraud matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Sapiecha - Albion Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in fraud cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Don Tait - Albion Chambers β€˜Recommended for a purview of serious crime cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Fiona Elder - Albion Chambers β€˜Very experienced in cases involving murder and serious sexual offences.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Mooney - Albion Chambers β€˜Well known for acting in cases involving multiple defendants.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

The employment team at Albion Chambers, led by Richard Shepherd, handles a wide range of employment matters, including TUPE, unfair and wrongful dismissal and discrimination cases, with notable strength in professional disciplinary matters.

Employment – Leading juniors

Richard Shepherd - Albion Chambers β€˜A very effective advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Roberts - Albion Chambers β€˜Recommended for a broad range of employment matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

Albion Chambers has notable strength in public and private children law and matrimonial finance cases; the practice is split into the two distinct groups. Head of the matrimonial finance team Nicholas Sproull is well known for handling pre-nuptial agreements.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Ben Jenkins - Albion Chambers β€˜His practice covers public law children cases and matrimonial finance issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Daniel Leafe - Albion Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in cohabitation cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Deborah Dinan-Hayward - Albion Chambers β€˜Well known for her expertise in matrimonial finance cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Fiona Farquhar - Albion Chambers β€˜Recommended for public and private children law cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hayley Griffiths - Albion Chambers β€˜She is an excellent barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas Sproull - Albion Chambers β€˜Practical and robust, with assiduous attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Roberts - Albion Chambers β€˜Experienced in public children law and matrimonial finance matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tanya Zabihi - Albion Chambers β€˜A noteworthy barrister.’

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

Albion Chambers’ regulatory group is active in cases involving health and safety matters (including consumer protection), trading standards breaches and police misconduct proceedings. In 2018 David Sapiecha joined from Colleton Chambers.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

Kate Brunner QC - Albion Chambers β€˜Her razor-sharp eye can easily detect the key issues in a case.’

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

Alan Fuller - Albion Chambers β€˜Very experienced in trading standards cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Sapiecha - Albion Chambers β€˜Well known for handling trading standards, animal welfare and police misconduct cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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