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.




Prosecution of care-home rapist

David Sapiecha successfully prosecuted Himwanth Ramkishun, a man working in the laundry of a care home in Plymouth, who raped a female resident in her seventies and who was suffering from dementia. A condom was found by carers when changing her incontinence pad, which had his DNA on it. He was convicted after trial and has received 16 years' imprisonment.

Three New Tenants

We are delighted to announce that Philip Smith, Lucy Taylor and Emily Heggadon have accepted invitations to become Tenants, following successful completion of their pupillages.

This now takes our number of members to 73.

Kate Brunner QC prosecutes jealous stalker for murdering co-worker: guilty verdict

Kate Brunner QC secured conviction in a circumstantial murder case involving CCTV and telephone data, DNA and pathology expert evidence. The defendant was convicted of murdering his colleague, who he had become obsessed with. See BBC News.

Richard Shepherd successfully defends police officer for tasering

Richard Shepherd, Head of Albion’s Employment and Professional Disciplinary Team, successfully defended an officer in both criminal and misconduct proceedings for tasering a race-relations advisor in Bristol.

A short sample of the press reporting can be found here:

Stephen Mooney and Anna Midgley successfully defend in the Ben Stokes, Ryan Hale and Ryan Ali case.

Stephen Mooney and Anna Midgley, instructed by Bobbetts Mackan Solicitors, successfully defended Ryan Hale and Ryan Ali, who were jointly charged with Ben Stokes in a charge of affray at Bristol Crown Court. Both Mr Hale and Mr Ali were alleged by the prosecution to have armed themselves with weapons during the course of the incident, and their involvement was captured on film. Mr Hale was acquitted at half time upon the Recorder of Bristol’s direction, Mr Ali was unanimously acquitted