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.




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.

Deputy High Court Judge Appointment

We are delighted to announce that Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon has appointed Adam Vaitilingam QC to be a Deputy High Court Judge.

We congratulate Adam on his appointment.


Edd Hetherington secures acquittal in Hospice fraud trial.

After a seven-week trial in Bristol Crown Court, a jury today cleared Alistair Gibson of conspiracy to commit fraud. Mr Gibson is the former Finance Director of St Margaret’s Hospice in Taunton and had been accused, along with the Hospice’s former CEO, of securing grant payments to the value of £1.2million by submitting falsified invoices.

Edd Hetherington acted as Leading Junior in the defence of Mr Gibson, securing a unanimous not guilty verdict.

Coroner’s Power to Require Attendance of Witnesses Has Real Teeth

Today’s headline that the human rights of children and young people with mental health problems and autism are being abused is a cause for real concern.  Sophie Bennett was a one such young person, who tragically died aged 19 in May 2016 whilst at Lancaster Lodge in Richmond.  An inquest into her death heard evidence that the home had been run in the style of a ‘dictatorship’, with untrained staff, removal of therapy sessions and a ‘bootcamp’ mentality, and concluded that inadequacies in its management and policies had contributed to her death.

Chambers of the Year 2019


We are delighted to have been awarded the Chambers of the Year Award at the Bristol Law Society Awards and Dinner 2019.