Albion Chambers


Albion Chambers
Broad Street Bristol

0117 927 2144

Welcome to Albion Chambers

Albion Chambers was established over 100 years ago and has an excellent reputation across the Western Circuit for integrity, approachability and the highest quality of advice and advocacy.

Chambers is led by Charles Hyde QC and has 66 barristers including five Queen’s Counsel. There are three door tenants, all of whom are Queen’s Counsel.




Judicial Appointment in Chambers

We are delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed Jason Taylor QC to be a Circuit Judge with effect from 12 March 2018. His Honour Judge Taylor QC will be based at Swindon Crown Court.

We congratulate Jason on his appointment.

Judicial condemnation of Coroner’s policy on burials

Later this month, the High Court will hear an application for Judicial Review of a highly controversial policy introduced by the Coroner of Inner North London, Mary Hassell. The proceedings have been brought by Adath Yisroel Burial Society who have objected to the controversial “cab rank” approach adopted by the coroner, which fails to take into account the religious requirements of both Judaism and Islam. Under both Jewish and Islamic law, bodies must be buried on the day of death or as soon as possible afterwards.

Adam Vaitilingam QC successfully secures murder conviction

Adan Dahir was convicted of the murder of his estranged wife, Asiyah Harris, the mother of his two children. The defence case at trial  was that he had accidentally stabbed her in the neck during a struggle over the possession of a knife, and had immediately called 999. But neighbours had heard Asiyah screaming in the lead up to the fatal violence, and the jury rejected his account. The trial judge sentenced Dahir to life imprisonment, with a minimum tariff of 16 years.

Robert Duval - Memorial

It is with deep regret and sadness that Chambers announces the death, on 13 February 2018, of Robert Duval.

The suddenness of Robert’s death has been a great shock and we are grateful for the many messages of sympathy and support.

The finest of advocates and gentlemen, Robert was an inspirational role-model for those around him. His humanity, boundless talent and inimitable sense of humour will be greatly missed.

Our love and thoughts are with Robert’s wife Caroline and his daughters; Sophia, Ellie and Lucy.

Scam emails

We regret to announce that the identities of some of our members have been the subject of misuse by criminal fraudsters. If you receive an unsolicited email from any of our members, probably containing some bogus financial proposal, it is a scam. Do not take any action, apart from notifying us. Please forward any such message to so that we have a copy on file. Please note that no member of Chambers will ever contact a member of the public with regard to any legal matter, including inheritance.

Winter 2018 Newsletters

The Winter 2018 Newsletters are now available. Please click on the links below:

January 2018

Sexual harassment in the workplace Erinna Foley-Fisher
Fiduciary what? Jason Taylor
Back to basics: calculating compensation in unfair dismissal claims Richard Shepherd and Lucy Taylor (pupil)
Employment Tribunal Fees: an update Richard Shepherd