Albion Chambers

Contact

Bristol

Broad Street

BS1 1DR

Taunton

29 Park Street

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

Expertise

Experience

Reassurance

April 2009

Hearsay or anonymous – but not anonymous hearsay – Michael Fitton QC
Cross admissibility and the bad character provisions of the Criminal Justice Act – Anna Midgley
Too many cooks… – Sarah Regan

May 2008

Mission Impossible? – Sarah Regan
Forty years on – Nicholas O’Brien
How do I appeal a decision to extend custody time limits? – Paul Cook

November 2007

Conflicted out? – Sarah Regan
No prosecution witnesses equals acquittal? Think again – Adam Vaitilingam
The potential pitfalls of bases of plea – Anna Midgley

May 2015

Cheshire West: One year on – Hannah Wiltshire
Capacity and consent to sexual relations – Emily Brazenall
DOLS and inquests – Kate Brunner QC

January 2015

Money: Whose is it anyway – Claire Wills-Goldingham QC
The one great principle of the English law – Stuart Fuller
Cases of interest – Alexander Small

October 2014

Mental Capacity Act, The Mental Health Act - Claire Wills-Goldingham QC

May 2014

Freedom is the right of all: How the Supreme Court transformed the deprivation of liberty landscape - Alexander Small

June 2013

Advance Decisions and the court’s approach – Claire Wills-Goldingham QC
Statutory Wills - principles – Marie Leslie

Inquest Team E-Bulletin July 2015

Deaths in Custody: a National Review

The Harris Review 1 published on 1 July 2015 was asked to examine whether appropriate lessons had been learned from the self-inflicted deaths in custody of 18-24-year-olds that had occurred after ACCT 2 was fully rolled out in April 2007, and if not, what lessons should be learned and what actions should be taken to prevent further deaths.

Regulatory Team E-Bulletin June 2015

Hargreaves v Brecknock MC & Powys CC Trading Standards Department [2015] EWHC 1803 (Admin)

This case (judgment 24 June 2015) demonstrates the need for precision when asking a Magistrates’ Court to exercise powers that it is less familiar with. It also provides an example of how an excess of caution can sometimes create its own problems. The Divisional Court was critical of Trading Standards and the Magistrates Court.

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