James Cranfield > Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC
Albion Chambers


James is Head of the Child Law Team. He joined Chambers in 2008 having successfully built a combined family and criminal law practice. He has practised exclusively in family law since that time, utilising the skills developed as a jury advocate to great effect in representing parents and local authorities alike. His experience as a criminal practitioner, particularly in relation to cases involving serious violent and sexual offences, makes him a natural choice for instruction in matters involving the most serious of fact findings and associated Police investigations. James was appointed a Recorder in 2019.


Recorder (Family); Called 2002; Inner Temple.


Criminal Bar Association; Family Law Bar Association.


University of Wales (LLB (Hons)); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)) Ranked: Tier 3

James CranfieldAlbion ChambersAn excellent advocate with good attention to detail. He brings a forensic approach to cases which is sometimes lacking in others. He always has a clear grasp of the issues and can be relied on to present any case strongly. I have no hesitation in briefing him on any case including the more complicated cases involving silks.