Albion Chambers

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Bristol

Broad Street

BS1 1DR

Taunton

29 Park Street

TA1 4DG

0117 927 2144

clerks@albionchambers.co.uk

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 Adam Vaitilingam QC and has 74 barristers including four Queen’s Counsel. There are two door tenants, both of whom are Queen’s Counsel.

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Chambers and Partners 2020

We are delighted to have again been ranked as a top-ranked set in Chambers and Partners 2020 directory. We congratulate all our members whose excellence has been recognised.

A highly regarded chambers considered by interviewees to be "a fantastic rival to top London sets."

 

Defendant prosecuted by Sarah Regan branded as vile rapist and jailed for 18 years

John-Lee Osborne used fake social media profiles in a deception which led to his conviction for a campaign of rape. Having set up false Instagram, WhatsApp accounts and telephone numbers using an online application, John-Lee Osborne deployed them to contact and threaten his victim in what the judge described as a means of controlling her body and her mind. HHJ Horton said that this case represented a disturbing development in the use of social media, with the internet in his hands becoming a weapon which he used to enable him to create a sex toy that he could control.

Recorder Appointment

We are delighted to announce that James Cranfield has been appointed as a Recorder on the Western Circuit, Family Division with effect from 16 September 2019.

Chambers congratulates James on his appointment.

Regulatory Team E-Bulletin - August 2019

High Court holds that not all uses of a mobile phone whilst driving are contrary to S41D RTA 1988

The High Court has held in DPP v Barretto [2019] EWHC 2044 (Admin) that S41 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Regulation 110 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 only prohibits the use of a mobile phone or other hand-held device to engage in interactive communication whilst driving.

Lucy Taylor prosecutes former brothel owner for benefit fraud

Lucy Taylor prosecuted Natalie Davis for failing to disclose a change in circumstances, which led to a £17,700.15 overpayment of Disability Living Allowance.

Sarah Regan successfully prosecutes the first case of multiple rapes by deception

Sarah Regan successfully prosecutes the first case of multiple rapes by deception.

Recruitment

We are recruiting to our civil, child law and crime teams. Please click here for further detail.

Inquest Team E-Bulletin - August 2019

Reports to Prevent Future Deaths: Case Update Summer 2019

Three cases illuminate the breadth of coronial powers to issue reports to prevent future deaths ('PFD report’) under Coroners and Justice Act 2009, Schedule 5 paragraph 7(1), and the difficulty in challenging them.

Inquest Team E-Bulletin - July 2019

Air Pollution and Inquests - The Ella Kissi-Debrah Case

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