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.




Gemma Borkowski is appointed as a Deputy District Judge.

We are delighted to announce that the Lord Chief Justice has appointed Gemma Borkowski to be a Deputy District Judge on the Midland Circuit.

Chambers congratulates Gemma on her appointment.

Second Judicial Appointment in Chambers

We are delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed Kirsty Real to be a Circuit Judge with effect from 8 April 2019. Her Honour Judge Real will be based at Reading Crown Court.

We congratulate Kirsty on her appointment.

Successful Prosecution of Avon and Somerset Police Officer

Giles Nelson successfully prosecuted Adam Leighton-Price, a serving police officer, who used an instant-messaging app to encourage a vulnerable woman to her abuse her own children. The Defendant adopted a pseudonym on an online-dating site where he met the woman.

The Defendant was also found guilty of possession of extreme pornography depicting acts of bestiality.

Click here to read more.

Judicial Appointment in Chambers

We are delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed Edward Burgess QC to be a Circuit Judge with effect from 11 March 2019. His Honour Judge Burgess QC will be based at Reading Crown Court.

We congratulate Edward on his appointment.

Kate Brunner QC prosecutes manslaughter of 100-year old

Kate Brunner QC successfully prosecuted Artur Waszkiewicz for the manslaughter of a 100-year-old woman, in a case involving complex CCTV evidence and issues relating to causative link between injuries sustained in the attack and the pneumonia which directly caused death. Click here to read.


Employment Status: Varnish, Velodromes and Vento

This missive is not going to cover, in any sort of depth, the interesting recent authorities about plumbers, drivers and delivery riders: the topic has been done to death by others and by this time next year, there will be a few new cases on point.

What this bulletin is going to explore is the extent to which we need to re-examine our traditionally held views of employment status, whether the status quo of our understanding can still be justified.

Martin v Martin

One of the challenges facing those of us practising in the field of financial remedy is how to deal with a private family business operated by one of the parties to the marriage. Such businesses are often the source of much of the parties’ wealth and may well be the source of most of their future income.

Western Circuit Women's Forum

We are pleased to support the Western Circuit Women’s Forum event ‘Women in law – Support, Retention, Progression’ on Friday, 8 March, celebrating International Women’s Day.  

For more details and to book your place please click here.


Sarah Regan secures landmark order to shut down the Twitter account of convicted rapist

Sarah Regan successfully prosecuted Nigel Wilkinson who was convicted in 2016 of offences of rape and administering a substance with intent to rape in respect of three men. Following extensive press coverage, he was arrested and charged with offences in relation to a further seven men.