Albion Chambers



Broad Street



29 Park Street


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




Christmas opening hours

During the Christmas period Chambers will be opening during the following hours:

Monday, 23 December – 8.30am-6.00pm
Tuesday, 24 December – Closed
Wednesday, 25 December – Closed
Thursday, 26 December – Closed
Friday, 27 December – Closed
Monday, 30 December – 10.00am-4.00pm
Tuesday, 31 December – 10.00am-4.00pm
Wednesday, 1 January – Closed
Thursday, 2 January – 8.30am-6.00pm
Friday, 3 January – 8.30am-6.00pm

Winter 2019 Newsletters

The Winter 2019 Newsletters are now available. Please click on the links below:

December 2019

When credibility is not the determining factor - Lucy Taylor
No comment: silence in interview but talk to the judge - Kannan Siva
Proceeds of crime: joint assets and the opportunity to make representations - Richard Shepherd
Love is blind - Sarah Regan

December 2019

No clowning matter: the right to be accompanied - Simon Emslie
Massages and mixed messages - Lucy Taylor
Assisting LiPs: how far should the Tribunal go? - Darren Stewart
How to make sloe gin, slowly - Richard Shepherd


December 2019

Jackson's hot tub - Darren Stewart
Are you sure? R on the application of Maughan - Emily Heggadon
Afford an expert's report? Hardly privileged: A review of Linda Ketcher v Coroner for Northern Ireland [2019] NIQB 4 - Richard Shepherd


December 2019

Challenging Ofsted suspensions (childcare providers): a high hurdle and a low threshold - Alexander West
When is a nuisance not a nuisance? - Adam Vaitilingam QC
Remember, remember the errrm 31 October, or should that be 31 January? - Richard Shepherd

Obtaining Legal Aid in Contempt of Court Cases

Cited cases

  • All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Ltd and another v McKay [2019] EWHC 3065 (QB)
  • Brown v London Borough of Haringey [2015] EWCA Civ 483
  • Re O (committal: legal representation) [2019] EWCA Civ 1721
  • King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Council v Bunning [2015] 1 WLR 531
  • Chelmsford County Court v Ramet [2014] EWHC 56 (Fam), [2014] 2 FLR 1084
  • H v T (Committal Appeal: Notices on Orders) [2018] EWHC 1310 (Fam)


Anna Midgley secures conviction for attempted murder

Aung Ko Min was convicted unanimously by a jury of attempted murder after he attacked his estranged’s wife’s new partner with a knife. Mr Min had pleaded guilty to s18 but denied an attempt to kill, and said that only the first stab wound was deliberately inflicted. The victim suffered four stab wounds which caused a pneumothorax and haemothorax.

Kate Brunner QC nominated as finalist for Inspirational Women of the Year Awards

We are proud to announce that Kate Brunner QC has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Barrister of the Year category at the 2019 Inspirational Women of the Year Awards.

The First 100 Years is on the search for women in law who are the trailblazers of their generation, driving much-needed change in the legal sector to make gender equality a reality, and the awards ceremony, hosted by Legal Week’s Women, Influence and Power the Law UK Conference, will take place in London on 19 November.

Successful application to dismiss in conspiracy to murder

R v A - November 2019 at Bristol Crown Court: Conspiracy to murder. Application to Dismiss allowed. Submissions advanced on behalf of A by Kannan Siva were that the circumstantial evidence against his client was tenuous and ambiguous. Trial against remaining defendants will take place next year