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 three Queen’s Counsel. There are two door tenants, both of whom are Queen’s Counsel.




Crime Team Bulletin: When Life Threatening Isn't

Interpretation of the new S.18 guidelines

In yet another in the raft of references being brought before the court, Regina v Charles O’Bryan (2021) EWCA Crim 1472, is the first case to consider the revised Guidelines which came into effect in July 2021.

Sarah Regan and Rupert Russell secure acquittal for nursery owner

Lesley Bates was the owner of two Bristol nurseries and following a single allegation made to Ofsted in 2016 in respect of a 3-year-old child, she was ultimately indicted with 39 allegations of child cruelty dating back to 1979. Her daughter who managed one of the nurseries faced three allegations and a further defendant, an employee, faced a single allegation.

Matrimonial Finance Bulletin: BT v CU [2021] EWFC 87

Another case has come before the Family Courts applying to set aside a final order on the basis that the Covid is a Barder event.

New Member for Albion's Crime Team

Albion Chambers is delighted to announce that its Crime Team has been joined by Barry White, who was previously practising from Walnut House. Called in 2004, Barry defends serious criminal cases including violence, sexual offences, dishonesty and drugs. He also prosecutes and defends in regulatory and quasi-criminal matters.

Chambers and Partners 2022

We are proud to have been recommended again as a Top-Ranked Set in the Chambers and Partners 2022. Congratulations to all our Members and Administration Team. To see our full rankings click here.

Albion Chambers wins Chambers of the Year

Albion Chambers wins Chambers of the Year award for the third year in succession at the Bristol Law Society Awards 2021. Congratulations to our amazing team for all of their hard work.

Legal 500 2022

We are delighted to have ranked as a Top Tier Set in The Legal 500 UK 2022. Congratulations to all of our fantastic barristers and the administration team. To see the full rankings, click here.

Child Law E-Bulletin: Private Law Children Update

Private Law Children Update

Domestic abuse and the family court is something of a hot topic, both legally and politically. Previous bulletins have been concerned with the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and the highly anticipated judgment of Re H-N and Others (children) (domestic abuse: finding of fact hearings) [2021] EWCA Civ 448. More recently, two cases concerned successful appeals from fact finding hearings following on from Re H-N & Ors: