Albion Chambers


Albion Chambers
Broad Street Bristol

0117 927 2144

Welcome to Albion Chambers

Albion Chambers was established over 75 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 63 barristers including five Queen’s Counsel. There are three door tenants, all of whom are Queen’s Counsel.




Anna Midgley is youngest barrister to have been appointed as Crown Court Recorder

Anna Midgley is the youngest barrister to have been appointed as a Crown Court Recorder.

Albion Chambers congratulates Anna on her outstanding achievement that has been reported in The Telegraph.

Please click here to read the full article.

Inquest Seminar

Full details to be confirmed.

When is an inquest not an inquest?

This question was recently addressed in the case of Flower v HM Coroner for the County of Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon & Anor, Court of Appeal - Administrative Court, December 16, 2015, [2015] EWHC 3666 (Admin). The case concerned an application under s.13 of the Coroners Act 1988 for a mandatory order to quash the original inquest findings into the death of Keith Dance and to order a fresh inquest.

Recorder Appointments

We are delighted to announce that Jason Taylor and Anna Midgley have been appointed as Crown Court Recorders with effect from 11 January 2016.

Chambers congratulates Jason and Anna on their appointments.

Employment and Professional Disciplinary Seminar 2016

Six CPD hours for £50.00*

Employment Law Seminar – 21st Century Workplace Investigations

Richard Shepherd, Monisha Khandker, Simon Emslie and Alec Small will cover topics including:

Specialist expertise recognised in reorganisation of family team

In order to reflect both the increasing size and success of the Albion Chambers family team and, in particular, the expertise of its members in different areas of family practice, the team has been reorganised into two specialist teams.

Matrimonial Finance

Albion Chambers is recognised by Chambers and Partners as the ‘go-to set for the full range of family work, with particular emphasis on the strength of its matrimonial finance services’.

Child Law

Albion Chambers, ‘the go-to set for the full range of family work’ [Chambers and Partners] is proud to offer one of the largest teams of specialist child law barristers in the South West. Our twenty-five strong team is led by Stuart Fuller. It includes one Queen’s Counsel and a further Door Tenant Queen’s Counsel. Team members cover all areas of child law, public and private, legally-aided and privately funded. They have a wealth of specialist experience in care proceedings and related matters (representing children, parents, local authorities and other parties); many members of the team have experience in the most serious cases, including infant deaths and alleged head injuries and serious sexual abuse and also in care cases with an international element. Private law expertise covers not only child arrangements order but also adoption, international and domestic relocation, international child abduction and a range of matters dealt with under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court.

November 2015

FGM and the Serious Crime Act, 2015 - Nkumbe Ekaney QC
Bonuses and maintenance - Nicholas Sproull
And if the judge is ever rude to you... - Deborah Dinan-Hayward