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.




Child Law E-Bulletin February 2020

Notification of fathers and extended family in adoption proceedings

Albion’s James Cranfield has successfully appealed a decision of a Circuit Judge, granting permission to a mother not to notify the putative father or extended family of the existence of the child, or the proposed adoption following her relinquishment of the same.

Employment E-Bulletin: January 2020

TUPE – Service Provision Change
Deliberately Organising Workforce to Take Advantage of TUPE
Mattravers and others (C) v Ian Williams Ltd (R1) and R and M Williams Ltd (R2)


This short e-bulletin is prepared for the benefit of our instructing solicitors, prior to the written judgment being published. A fuller analysis of the consequences and effects of the judgment will be included in our spring newsletter.

This Doesn't Look Like Justice

Leader of Circuit Kate Brunner QC has released a paper entitled “This Doesn’t Look Like Justice: The Consequences of Closed Courtrooms on the Western Circuit and Beyond”.  A copy of the paper is available here.

Successful CPS Upgrades

Chambers is delighted to announce that several members of the Crime Team have been successful in their recent applications to upgrade their CPS Advocate Panel Level. 

Edd Hetherington has been upgraded to Grade 4, Alec Small to Grade 3 and Lucy Taylor and Emily Heggadon to Grade 2. 

Winter 2019 Newsletters

The Winter 2019 Newsletters are now available. Please click on the links below:

December 2019

When credibility is not the determining factor - Lucy Taylor
No comment: silence in interview but talk to the judge - Kannan Siva
Proceeds of crime: joint assets and the opportunity to make representations - Richard Shepherd
Love is blind - Sarah Regan

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