Albion Chambers

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Bristol

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BS1 1DR

Taunton

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

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Spring Newsletters

The Spring editions of our newsletters are now available below.

Crime Team Newsletter
Sex and drugs and leading roles - Edward Hetherington
Death by dangerous driving: when is it deserving of the maximum? - Patrick Mason
A very Goodyear? - Rupert Russell

Sarah Regan and Anna Midgley appear for defendants in child neglect sentence over Skype

On 25 July 2017, A, an 11-day-old baby was admitted to hospital having been subjected to two, distinct, inflicted injuries. The first, described as a significant assault to the head resulted in a bleed to the brain. The second, a cluster of injuries included a bruise near to the nostril, a torn frenulum, burst blood vessels in the mouth and a cut to the lip. The defendants were charged with causing the injuries and an alternative of neglect as a consequence of a failure to seek immediate medical assistance.

April 2020

Neglect: Correction - Anna Midgley
How to deal with the Coroner's expert: analysis of R (Smith) v HM Assistant Coroner for North West Wales [2020] EWHC 781 (Admin) - Alexander West
More oversight needed of deaths in custody? - Charley Pattison

April 2020 - TUPE Special

TUPE: transfer delays and business changes - Lucy Taylor and Simranjit Kamal (Pupil)
TUPE transfers - Richard Shepherd
TUPE and furloughing - Alec Small
Horses for courses - Darren Stewart and Ehsanul Oarith (Pupil)

April 2020

Under-regulated? Private hospitals and lessons from the Paterson Inquiry Report - Anna Midgley
The exciting world of H&S statistics - Richard Shepherd
HSE Prosecutions: lower risk/higher consequence - Alun Williams

April 2020

Costs equalisation - Nicholas Sproull
The duty of disclosure - Stephen Roberts
Business assets, latent value and special contributions: XW v XH [2019] EWCA Civ 262 - Gemma Borkowski

April 2020

Sex and drugs and leading roles - Edward Hetherington
Death by dangerous driving: when is it deserving of the maximum? - Patrick Mason
A very Goodyear? - Rupert Russell

The Remote Court of Appeal (and a cautionary tale)

Last week I had the slightly surreal experience of a remote hearing in (how is it “in” if it’s remote?) the Court of Appeal. Here, for what they might be worth, are my thoughts about the process.

The Court of Appeal, for the time being at least, uses Skype for Business as its video platform of choice. That might change as Cloud Video Platform is rolled out. Until then it’s SfB unless for good reason the presiding Lord Justice is persuaded that an alternative should be used.

Scam emails

We regret to announce that the identities of some of our members have been the subject of misuse by criminal fraudsters. If you receive an unsolicited email from any of our members, probably containing some bogus financial proposal, it is a scam. Do not take any action, apart from notifying us. Please forward any such message to clerks@albionchambers.co.uk so that we have a copy on file. Please note that no member of Chambers will ever contact a member of the public with regard to any legal matter, including inheritance.

The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendments) Regulations 2020

As we enter week six of lockdown, most of us have had direct experience of the stark difficulties the ongoing Covid-19 crisis is presenting for vulnerable families. Whether it is lack of access to basic support services, increased exposure to domestic abuse, or an inability to participate in a remote court hearing, it is clear that it is society’s most vulnerable who are suffering the greatest.

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