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.




Child Law - April 2016

Musings on F words: facts, families and falls - Geraint Norris

Committal: dotting the Is and crossing the Ts - Jonathan Wilkinson

Bundles, bundles, bundles: a discussions of Practice Direction 27A - Alexander West

Child Assessment Orders - Alice Darian

Relinquished babies: the foreign element - Stuart Fuller

Acquittal on the basis of Jogee

Ignatius Hughes QC, leading Simon Burns, achieved an acquittal after a half-time submission in the Grangetown Four murder case, at Cardiff Crown Court.

Albion Chambers feature on BBC's Fake Britain

Albion Chambers was instructed in all three cases featured in a recent episode of BBC's Fake Britain.


The first two cases involved the large-scale distribution and sale of counterfeit designer sunglasses and premium-branded razor blades. The third prosecution centred on the illegal microchipping and sale of imported puppies from Hungary.


Inquest Team E-Bulletin - Daniel v St George's Healthcare NHS Trust [2016]

Daniel v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 23 (QB)

In September 2011 a prison inmate died of a heart attack after suspected over-exercise in a prison gym. At the inquest, and subsequently when the case was heard at the High Court, the Claimants suggested the primary NHS trust within the prison and also the provider of ambulance services within the area had breached their Article 2 duty by failing to provide timely medical care. A preliminary question for the court was whether the Article 2 duty was engaged.

Supreme Court returns common sense to the thorny issue of joint enterprise

Today, the Supreme Court gave judgment in the cases of R v Jogee and Ruddock v The Queen (Jamaica) (2016) UKSC 8 (2016) UKPC 7 confirming that for over 30 years the courts have been guilty of the misinterpretation of the law of joint enterprise.

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.

Public Access Questionnaire

Please complete and submit this form, not less than five days before the initial meeting with your barrister. Failure to do so will result in the automatic cancellation of your meeting.

There will be no charge made for your initial meeting. You should be aware that the meeting will be for the purpose of assessing whether your case may be suitable under our Public Access scheme. No advice will be given at this first meeting.

Inquest Seminar

The annual Albion Chambers Inquest Team Seminar returns on Friday, 10 June 2016 from 12.30pm-5.00pm at The Grand Hotel, Bristol.
Members of the Albion Inquest Team will bring you up to date with inquest law and procedure in the last year, addressing the following areas and providing accessible and informative notes: