Set Profile > Albion Chambers > Bristol, England

Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC
Albion Chambers
BROAD STREET
BRISTOL
BS1 1DR
England

Western Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 1

Health and safety work forms the backbone of Albion Chambers' regulatory practice, however members are also recognised for their expertise in prosecution and defence work in cases involving care homes, fire safety issues, consumer protection regulations and food safety, an area in which Kate Brunner QC is active. The 'very approachable' Alan Fuller, noted for his 'excellent cross-examination skills', is acting for the Health and Safety Executive in the prosecution of a Welsh coal mine for multiple health and safety breaches after an employee was injured by an underground rock fall. David Sapiecha and Alexander West are also key figures in the team.

Leading Juniors

David Sapiecha - Albion ChambersUser-friendly, hardworking, prompt, and extremely thorough and prepared.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alan Fuller - Albion ChambersHe is a formidable advocate, demonstrating dogged determination while always maintaining a pragmatic approach to cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander West - Albion ChambersVery thorough and extremely easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

Albion Chambers provides a first class service, with excellent counsel at all levels‘.

Clerking

Excellent service‘.

Albion’s clerks never fail to provide a good service. Senior regulatory clerk, Nick Jeanes, deserves special mention as being unfailingly helpful‘.

Western Circuit > Family and children law Tier 1

Albion Chambers garners praise from instructing solicitors as ‘the best set in the South West for family matters‘ and stands out for housing ‘the best team for complex high net worth financial family cases in the region‘. On the finance side, the ‘superbCharles Hyde QC has established expertise in handling high-value matrimonial finance matters, often involving foreign assets; Nicholas Sproull is ‘simply outstanding and provides enormous value to any case‘; and Daniel Leafe is ‘technically exceptional – no one touches him for unravelling business and pension assets‘ in financial remedy cases. The ‘formidable‘ team is equally adept at handling complex children law instructions: Elizabeth Harris specialises in complex care proceedings, where she acts for parents, guardians and local authorities in cases involving allegations of fabricated illness, sexual and physical abuse. Sarah Pope is sought after for her expertise across the whole range of public and private children law matters.

Leading Silks: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Charles Hyde QC - Albion ChambersThe shining star of the South West Bar. Effortless ability, meticulous preparation, charm and gravitas in one smooth package.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Elizabeth HarrisAlbion ChambersShe has deep legal knowledge, prepares thoroughly, remains calm under pressure and is extremely personable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah Pope - Albion ChambersSarah is a formidable advocate. She radiates confidence and is a really safe pair of hands for children work. She is brilliant to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Cranfield - Albion ChambersA barrister with a sharp intellect. He is very eloquent and a brilliant cross-examiner in the courtroom.
Ranked: Tier 3
Fiona Farquhar - Albion ChambersFiona's advice is firm and clear, and she is excellent with both professional and lay clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Hayley Griffiths - Albion ChambersA talented advocate who succinctly advances her client's case. Highly respected by judges and opponents.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Wilkinson - Albion ChambersHe is an excellent advocate, clear, concise and to the point. Dedicated to cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Joanna Lucas - Albion ChambersA barrister with a sharp mind. She is not only extremely experienced but also very thorough in her approach. She has a firm grasp of the law and provides realistic advice.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Deborah Dinan-Hayward - Albion ChambersHer advice is superb - clear and considered. A quick thinker who is focused on achieving the best possible outcome for the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Leafe - Albion ChambersAn excellent communicator, extremely persuasive, and gives vulnerable clients confidence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicholas Sproull - Albion ChambersAn imperturbable barrister who has the court's ear. With him you get silk quality representation without the silk price tag attached.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard English - Albion ChambersRichard is unflappable, with a calm and reassuring manner. He prepares carefully and has the ear of the court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gemma Borkowski - Albion ChambersGemma is a tenacious advocate who works extremely hard. She quickly gains the client's confidence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

A very capable set, offering a wealth of experience and expertise across all areas of family law‘.

A strong family finance and private children law set with a good range of senior and junior counsel‘.

Albion Chambers is fantastic, with real strength in depth‘.

A respected chambers in private children and finances work‘.

Clerking

The family clerks are all wonderful. They are responsive, helpful and really go out of their way to help find you the right counsel for your case‘.

Michael Harding is first-rate‘.

Michael Harding is a very safe and trusted pair of hands‘.

Michael Harding is charming and knows the family law market inside out‘.

Western Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

Albion Chambers' inquests department has notable capabilities in handling Article 2 and jury inquests. The set is also home to the leader of the Western Circuit, Kate Brunner QC, who is highly regarded for her strength both in criminal and regulatory matters and inquests. In the inquests space, Brunner represents families of the deceased, police forces and NHS trusts, and has particular expertise in inquests in the health care space. Alexander West is praised for his 'encyclopedic case and statute knowledge'. In 2021 Richard Shepherd and Anna Richardson were both appointed to the circuit bench.

Leading Juniors

Alexander West - Albion ChambersAn accessible and efficient communicator with an ability to quickly assess the essence of a case and devise an appropriate strategy.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘A lot of strength and depth; I was offered alternative support of high quality whenever required.’

Impressive, providing seamless support.’

Clerking

Excellent clerking – will always go the extra mile to help.’

Western Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 2

In the words of instructing solicitors, Albion Chambers is 'a fore-runner for the provision of quality counsel for the full range of criminal matters'. Adam Vaitilingam QC recently acted for a volunteer farm worker with a longstanding mental illness who was charged with the murder of an employee on the farm where he worked; he was sentenced to a hospital order following a plea of manslaughter, which was accepted on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Turning to the juniors, Edward Hetherington prosecuted a multi-handed murder trial where the defendants were convicted of the murder of a man they wrongly believed had stolen a bicycle from them. Charley Pattison is 'a rising star', 'tirelessly relentless in her pursuit of justice' and 'acts with compassion and skill in dealing with vulnerable and challenging clients'. In August 2021 Anna Richardson was appointed to the circuit bench.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 2
Adam Vaitilingam QC - Albion ChambersA silk who possesses a quiet, calm determination to get the job done well.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Edward Hetherington - Albion ChambersEdward is a safe pair of hands for any client. He has an awe-inspiring ability to digest and explain even the most complicated of subject matter, plus an impressive ability to put people at ease.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charley Pattison - Albion ChambersShe wins the trust of the client, she impresses judges and charms juries. I have seen her in action in the Crown Court and she is tenacious and driven to win.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Sapiecha - Albion ChambersDavid is extremely hardworking, always on top of his brief, bright, personable and has a real ability to cut through extraneous arguments to the heart of the matter. He maintains a cool head in the face of constant fire from opponents and judges. Juries like him very much.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Chambers offers a fantastic service, ensuring the most suitable counsel is provided for the client‘.

Clerking

Ken Duthie is a particular strength in the team with his positive attitude towards resolving any problem which may arise‘.

Bonnie Colbeck and Ken Duthie are both extremely efficient in their roles and go above and beyond to ensure the service they provide is top tier‘.

Western Circuit > Employment

Rising stars

Matt Jackson - Albion ChambersMatt has an encyclopaedic knowledge of employment law. He is a clear-thinker with a really good strategic brain. A talented advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 1

Health and safety work forms the backbone of Albion Chambers' regulatory practice, however members are also recognised for their expertise in prosecution and defence work in cases involving care homes, fire safety issues, consumer protection regulations and food safety, an area in which Kate Brunner QC is active. The 'very approachable' Alan Fuller, noted for his 'excellent cross-examination skills', is acting for the Health and Safety Executive in the prosecution of a Welsh coal mine for multiple health and safety breaches after an employee was injured by an underground rock fall. David Sapiecha and Alexander West are also key figures in the team.

Leading Juniors

David Sapiecha - Albion ChambersUser-friendly, hardworking, prompt, and extremely thorough and prepared.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alan Fuller - Albion ChambersHe is a formidable advocate, demonstrating dogged determination while always maintaining a pragmatic approach to cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander West - Albion ChambersVery thorough and extremely easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

Albion Chambers provides a first class service, with excellent counsel at all levels‘.

Clerking

Excellent service‘.

Albion’s clerks never fail to provide a good service. Senior regulatory clerk, Nick Jeanes, deserves special mention as being unfailingly helpful‘.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law Tier 1

Albion Chambers garners praise from instructing solicitors as ‘the best set in the South West for family matters‘ and stands out for housing ‘the best team for complex high net worth financial family cases in the region‘. On the finance side, the ‘superbCharles Hyde QC has established expertise in handling high-value matrimonial finance matters, often involving foreign assets; Nicholas Sproull is ‘simply outstanding and provides enormous value to any case‘; and Daniel Leafe is ‘technically exceptional – no one touches him for unravelling business and pension assets‘ in financial remedy cases. The ‘formidable‘ team is equally adept at handling complex children law instructions: Elizabeth Harris specialises in complex care proceedings, where she acts for parents, guardians and local authorities in cases involving allegations of fabricated illness, sexual and physical abuse. Sarah Pope is sought after for her expertise across the whole range of public and private children law matters.

Leading Silks: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Charles Hyde QC - Albion ChambersThe shining star of the South West Bar. Effortless ability, meticulous preparation, charm and gravitas in one smooth package.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Elizabeth HarrisAlbion ChambersShe has deep legal knowledge, prepares thoroughly, remains calm under pressure and is extremely personable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah Pope - Albion ChambersSarah is a formidable advocate. She radiates confidence and is a really safe pair of hands for children work. She is brilliant to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Cranfield - Albion ChambersA barrister with a sharp intellect. He is very eloquent and a brilliant cross-examiner in the courtroom.
Ranked: Tier 3
Fiona Farquhar - Albion ChambersFiona's advice is firm and clear, and she is excellent with both professional and lay clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Hayley Griffiths - Albion ChambersA talented advocate who succinctly advances her client's case. Highly respected by judges and opponents.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Wilkinson - Albion ChambersHe is an excellent advocate, clear, concise and to the point. Dedicated to cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Joanna Lucas - Albion ChambersA barrister with a sharp mind. She is not only extremely experienced but also very thorough in her approach. She has a firm grasp of the law and provides realistic advice.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Deborah Dinan-Hayward - Albion ChambersHer advice is superb - clear and considered. A quick thinker who is focused on achieving the best possible outcome for the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Leafe - Albion ChambersAn excellent communicator, extremely persuasive, and gives vulnerable clients confidence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicholas Sproull - Albion ChambersAn imperturbable barrister who has the court's ear. With him you get silk quality representation without the silk price tag attached.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard English - Albion ChambersRichard is unflappable, with a calm and reassuring manner. He prepares carefully and has the ear of the court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gemma Borkowski - Albion ChambersGemma is a tenacious advocate who works extremely hard. She quickly gains the client's confidence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

A very capable set, offering a wealth of experience and expertise across all areas of family law‘.

A strong family finance and private children law set with a good range of senior and junior counsel‘.

Albion Chambers is fantastic, with real strength in depth‘.

A respected chambers in private children and finances work‘.

Clerking

The family clerks are all wonderful. They are responsive, helpful and really go out of their way to help find you the right counsel for your case‘.

Michael Harding is first-rate‘.

Michael Harding is a very safe and trusted pair of hands‘.

Michael Harding is charming and knows the family law market inside out‘.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

Albion Chambers' inquests department has notable capabilities in handling Article 2 and jury inquests. The set is also home to the leader of the Western Circuit, Kate Brunner QC, who is highly regarded for her strength both in criminal and regulatory matters and inquests. In the inquests space, Brunner represents families of the deceased, police forces and NHS trusts, and has particular expertise in inquests in the health care space. Alexander West is praised for his 'encyclopedic case and statute knowledge'. In 2021 Richard Shepherd and Anna Richardson were both appointed to the circuit bench.

Leading Juniors

Alexander West - Albion ChambersAn accessible and efficient communicator with an ability to quickly assess the essence of a case and devise an appropriate strategy.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘A lot of strength and depth; I was offered alternative support of high quality whenever required.’

Impressive, providing seamless support.’

Clerking

Excellent clerking – will always go the extra mile to help.’

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 2

In the words of instructing solicitors, Albion Chambers is 'a fore-runner for the provision of quality counsel for the full range of criminal matters'. Adam Vaitilingam QC recently acted for a volunteer farm worker with a longstanding mental illness who was charged with the murder of an employee on the farm where he worked; he was sentenced to a hospital order following a plea of manslaughter, which was accepted on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Turning to the juniors, Edward Hetherington prosecuted a multi-handed murder trial where the defendants were convicted of the murder of a man they wrongly believed had stolen a bicycle from them. Charley Pattison is 'a rising star', 'tirelessly relentless in her pursuit of justice' and 'acts with compassion and skill in dealing with vulnerable and challenging clients'. In August 2021 Anna Richardson was appointed to the circuit bench.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 2
Adam Vaitilingam QC - Albion ChambersA silk who possesses a quiet, calm determination to get the job done well.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Edward Hetherington - Albion ChambersEdward is a safe pair of hands for any client. He has an awe-inspiring ability to digest and explain even the most complicated of subject matter, plus an impressive ability to put people at ease.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charley Pattison - Albion ChambersShe wins the trust of the client, she impresses judges and charms juries. I have seen her in action in the Crown Court and she is tenacious and driven to win.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Sapiecha - Albion ChambersDavid is extremely hardworking, always on top of his brief, bright, personable and has a real ability to cut through extraneous arguments to the heart of the matter. He maintains a cool head in the face of constant fire from opponents and judges. Juries like him very much.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Chambers offers a fantastic service, ensuring the most suitable counsel is provided for the client‘.

Clerking

Ken Duthie is a particular strength in the team with his positive attitude towards resolving any problem which may arise‘.

Bonnie Colbeck and Ken Duthie are both extremely efficient in their roles and go above and beyond to ensure the service they provide is top tier‘.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Employment

Rising stars

Matt Jackson - Albion ChambersMatt has an encyclopaedic knowledge of employment law. He is a clear-thinker with a really good strategic brain. A talented advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1

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 over 100 years ago and has a long-established commitment to integrity, approachability and the highest quality of advice and advocacy. Its 70 barristers include three Queen’s Counsel. There are two door tenants both of whom are Queen’s Counsel, and three 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.

Some 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.  All types of general common law issues, contract and tort are handled including commercial disputes and professional negligence matters.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Chambers VAITILINGAM QC, Adam (1987)
Members of Chambers HYDE QC, Charles (1988)
Members of Chambers BRUNNER QC, Kate (1997)
Members of Chambers HILLS, Timothy (1968)
Members of Chambers PRICE, Louise (1972)
Members of Chambers NORRIS, Geraint (1980)
Members of Chambers TAIT, Don (1987)
Members of Chambers DIXON, Sorrel (1987)
Members of Chambers ELDER, Fiona (1988)
Members of Chambers ZABIHI, Tanya (1988)
Members of Chambers KNAPP, Sophie (1990)
Members of Chambers GRIFFITHS, Hayley (1990)
Members of Chambers SAPIECHA, David (1990)
Members of Chambers ROWSELL, Claire (1991)
Members of Chambers SPROULL, Nicholas (1992)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Elizabeth (1992)
Members of Chambers FULLER, Alan (1993)
Members of Chambers STANNILAND, Jonathan (1993)
Members of Chambers COOMBE, Nikki (1994)
Members of Chambers NELSON, Giles (1995)
Members of Chambers MORTON, Rachael (1995)
Members of Chambers ENGLISH, Richard (1995)
Members of Chambers LEAFE, Daniel (1996)
Members of Chambers SIVA, Kannan (1996)
Members of Chambers HALL, Michael (1996)
Members of Chambers MASON, Patrick (1997)
Members of Chambers WILTSHIRE, Hannah (1998)
Members of Chambers PITTS, Charlotte (1999)
Members of Chambers KNOWLES, Linsey (2000)
Members of Chambers REGAN, Sarah (2000)
Members of Chambers AHUJA, Harry (2001)
Members of Chambers COTTERELL, David (2001)
Members of Chambers BALDWIN, Tim (2001)
Members of Chambers CRANFIELD, James (2002)
Members of Chambers FARQUHAR, Fiona (2002)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS, Stephen (2002)
Members of Chambers MARTIN, Emma (2002)
Members of Chambers STEWART, Darren (2002)
Members of Chambers MIDDLETON, Caroline (2002)
Members of Chambers EASTWOOD, Philippa (2003)
Members of Chambers JENKINS, Benjamin (2004)
Members of Chambers LUCAS, Joanna (2004)
Members of Chambers WHITE, Barry (2004)
Members of Chambers BORKOWSKI, Gemma (2005)
Members of Chambers KHANDKER, Monisha (2005)
Members of Chambers PERRY, Derek (2006)
Members of Chambers HECKSCHER, William (2006)
Members of Chambers POPE, Sarah (2006)
Members of Chambers DARIAN, Alice (2006)
Members of Chambers HETHERINGTON, Edward (2006)
Members of Chambers WILKINSON, Jonathan (2006)
Members of Chambers FULLER, Stuart (2007)
Members of Chambers BAGGLEY, Philip (2009)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Alun (2009)
Members of Chambers FEAR, Clare (2010)
Members of Chambers WEST, Alexander (2011)
Members of Chambers JACKSON, Matt (2011)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Philip (2012)
Members of Chambers COOPER, Simon (2012)
Members of Chambers SMALL, Alec (2012)
Members of Chambers RUSSELL, Rupert (2013)
Members of Chambers PATTISON, Charley (2013)
Members of Chambers GRIGGS, Chloe (2014)
Members of Chambers MORGAN-JONES, Robert (2014)
Members of Chambers EL-NAZER, Yasmine (2015)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Lucy (2016)
Members of Chambers HEGGADON, Emily (2017)
Members of Chambers KAMAL, Simranjit (2018)
Members of Chambers OARITH, Ehsanul (2019)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS, Emma (2019)
Photo Name Position Profile
 Harry Ahuja  photo Harry Ahuja Harry Ahuja is an accomplished practitioner having worked in the criminal justice…
 Philip Baggley  photo Philip Baggley Philip Baggley specialises in child law including public and private children and…
 Tim Baldwin  photo Tim Baldwin Tim Baldwin is a busy, dedicated civil and public law practitioner in…
 Gemma Borkowski  photo Gemma Borkowski Gemma Borkowski practises in matrimonial finance and child law. She specialises in…
 Kate Brunner photo Kate Brunner Kate Brunner QC has a busy practice in crime, fraud, regulatory work…
 David Chidgey  photo David Chidgey David Chidgey specialises in matrimonial finance and trusts of land cases. He…
 Nikki Coombe  photo Nikki Coombe Nikki Coombe has substantial experience and expertise, both prosecuting and defending, in…
 Simon Cooper  photo Simon Cooper Simon joined Albion Chambers in 2017 and practises exclusively in family law,…
 David Cotterell  photo David Cotterell Reflecting his dual qualification as a barrister and as a surveyor, David’s…
 James Cranfield  photo James Cranfield James is Head of the Child Law Team. He joined Chambers in…
 Liz Cunningham  photo Liz Cunningham Liz Cunningham was called to the Bar in 1995 and practised from…
 Alice Darian  photo Alice Darian Alice Darian is a specialist in family law, and has built a…
 Deborah Dinan-Hayward  photo Deborah Dinan-Hayward Deborah Dinan-Hayward is a matrimonial finance and Tolata specialist and financial dispute…
 Sorrel Dixon  photo Sorrel Dixon Sorrel Dixon joined Albion Chambers in late 2016 after relocating from London.…
 Yasmine El-Nazer  photo Yasmine El-Nazer Yasmine joined Albion Chambers as a tenant in November 2017 after the…
 Fiona Elder  photo Fiona Elder Fiona Elder is a specialist in criminal law undertaking prosecution and defence…
 Richard English  photo Richard English Richard was in practice for over eight years prior to relocating to Australia.…
 Fiona Farquhar  photo Fiona Farquhar Fiona is an experienced family practitioner specialising in children law. She practises…
 Clare Fear  photo Clare Fear Clare joined Albion Chambers in October 2018 having previously practised in Cardiff…
 Nicholas Fridd  photo Nicholas Fridd Nicholas is a specialist in criminal law who covers all offences. He…
 Alan Fuller  photo Alan Fuller Alan Fuller is a specialist advocate dealing with regulatory crime and is…
 Stuart Fuller  photo Stuart Fuller For the majority of his 27 years as a solicitor Stuart specialised…
 Hayley Griffiths photo Hayley Griffiths Hayley Griffiths is an experienced family law barrister who specialises in all…
 Chloe Griggs  photo Chloe Griggs Chloe joined chambers in 2017 following the successful completion of her third…
 Michael Hall  photo Michael Hall Michael Hall is a specialist criminal practitioner. He is CPS panel advocate…
 Libby Harris  photo Libby Harris Having practised in South Wales for 20 years, Libby moved to Bristol…
 William Heckscher  photo William Heckscher William has specialised in family law since completing his pupillage at One…
 Emily Heggadon  photo Emily Heggadon Emily joined Chambers in September 2018 after the successful completion of her…
 Edward Hetherington  photo Edward Hetherington Edd Hetherington is a specialist criminal and regulatory advocate, routinely instructed by…
 Timothy Hills  photo Timothy Hills Timothy Hills is a criminal law specialist undertaking prosecution and defence work…
 Charles Hyde photo Charles Hyde Considered to be ‘intellectually in a class of his own’; as having…
 Matt Jackson  photo Matt Jackson Matt joined Chambers in March 2020 from 10KBW. Matt’s practice focusses primarily…
 Benjamin Jenkins  photo Benjamin Jenkins Ben Jenkins is on sabbatical for a year from 2019. Ben Jenkins’…
 Monisha Khandker  photo Monisha Khandker Monisha specialises in child law and is regularly instructed on behalf of…
 Sophie Knapp  photo Sophie Knapp Sophie Knapp is a specialist practitioner, acting for both applicants and respondents…
 Linsey Knowles  photo Linsey Knowles Linsey Knowles joined Albion Chambers in December 2009 having previously practised in…
 Daniel Leafe  photo Daniel Leafe Daniel Leafe’s practice is exclusively in family law; ‘one of the best…
 Joanna Lucas  photo Joanna Lucas Joanna has extensive experience in all aspects of public law children. She…
 Emma Martin  photo Emma Martin Emma is an experienced criminal practitioner, defending and prosecuting in a wide…
 Patrick Mason  photo Patrick Mason Patrick Mason is a senior lawyer with experience in both arms of…
 Caroline Middleton  photo Caroline Middleton Caroline undertook her pupillage at 1GC Family Law and was a tenant…
 Anna Midgley  photo Anna Midgley Anna Midgley specialises in criminal law for both the prosecution and the…
 Robert Morgan-Jones  photo Robert Morgan-Jones Robert Morgan-Jones practises in Criminal and Regulatory Law. He joined Albion Chambers…
 Rachael Morton  photo Rachael Morton Rachael joined Albion Chambers in Spring 2018 and specialises in all areas…
 Giles Nelson  photo Giles Nelson Formerly at 5 Kings Bench Walk and St. John’s Chambers, Bristol; Giles…
 Geraint Norris  photo Geraint Norris Geraint is one of the leading family practitioners on the Western Circuit…
 Charley Pattison  photo Charley Pattison Charley completed her pupillage in 2014 and joined Albion Chambers as a…
 Derek Perry  photo Derek Perry Derek Perry is a specialist in criminal, regulatory and personal injury law.…
 Charlotte Pitts  photo Charlotte Pitts Charlotte Pitts is a family practitioner, specialising in children law. She practises…
 Sarah Pope  photo Sarah Pope Sarah specialises in complex public and private law children proceedings and the…
 Louise Price  photo Louise Price Louise Price has a wide range of experience in all areas of…
 Sarah Regan  photo Sarah Regan A specialist in criminal law, Sarah has an established practice in both…
 Emma Robert  photo Emma Robert Having practised as a solicitor for 16 years, Emma transferred to the…
 Stephen Roberts  photo Stephen Roberts Stephen transferred to the Bar in 2002 having practised as a solicitor…
 Claire Rowsell  photo Claire Rowsell Formerly a solicitor (admitted 1988) Claire Rowell specialises in public law children…
 Rupert Russell  photo Rupert Russell Rupert joined Albion from Carmelite Chambers in London in 2018 where he…
 David Sapiecha  photo David Sapiecha David joined Albion Chambers in February 2018. He is greatly experienced in…
 Richard Shepherd  photo Richard Shepherd Richard Shepherd specialises in employment, regulatory crime and inquests. He is the…
 Kannan Siva  photo Kannan Siva Kannan Siva is a criminal practitioner who has vast experience of defending…
 Alec Small  photo Alec Small Alec joined Albion Chambers in 2014 after the successful completion of his…
 Philip Smith  photo Philip Smith Philip joined Chambers in September 2018 after the successful completion of his…
 Nicholas Sproull  photo Nicholas Sproull Nick is the Head of the Albion Chambers Matrimonial Finance Team. He…
 Jonathan Stanniland  photo Jonathan Stanniland Jonathan Stanniland practices in matrimonial finance. He undertakes financial provision and trust…
 Darren Stewart  photo Darren Stewart Darren joined Albion Chambers in January 2019 following a successful 14-year career…
 Don Tait  photo Don Tait Don Tait is a specialist criminal practitioner. He is a CPS panel…
 Lucy Taylor  photo Lucy Taylor Lucy Taylor became a tenant in Chambers in 2018 after completing her…
 Adam Vaitilingam photo Adam Vaitilingam Adam Vaitilingam QC is a highly-experienced silk and a specialist in criminal,…
 Alexander West  photo Alexander West Alexander specialises in Matrimonial Finance, Regulatory Crime and Inquests. Having joined Chambers in…
 Jonathan Wilkinson  photo Jonathan Wilkinson Jonathan joined Albion in 2016 and specialises in Court of Protection and…
 Alun Williams  photo Alun Williams Alun joined Albion Chambers in 2017 after undertaking pupillage and early tenancy…
 Hannah Wiltshire  photo Hannah Wiltshire Hannah Wiltshire specialises in Court of Protection and family law, and particularly…
 Tanya Zabihi photo Tanya Zabihi Tanya joined Albion Chambers in January 2017. She has over 27 years…
Paul Fletcher : Chambers Director
Bonnie Colbeck : Senior Crime Clerk
Michael Harding : Senior Family Clerk
Nick Jeanes : Senior Regulatory and Civil Clerk
Julie Hathway : Family Clerk
Ken Duthie : Crime Clerk
Marcus Harding : Family Clerk
Joanna Cload : Crime Clerk