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.




December 2018

Re T (a child) [2018] EWCA Civ 2136: Is it necessary to establish a lack of valid consent before restricting a young person’s liberty? - Yasmine El-Nazer

December 2018

Separate representation of children: The tension between understanding and ‘best interests’ - Jonathan Wilkinson
"Not within the child's timescale?" - Stephen Roberts
When private law meets public law: Is that a bad thing? - James Cranfield
A few random thoughts about fact-finding hearings - Stuart Fuller

December 2018

Abuse of process and entrapment in online 'paedophile hunter' cases - Edward Hetherington
Intimidatory offences - Rupert Russell
Money launderers and POCA: Cash couriers, cash custodians and bank accounts – when will POCA bite? - Alexander West
Evidential pitfalls in the digital case system - Richard Shepherd

Two new members

We are delighted to announce that Caroline Middleton, formerly of 1GC, has joined our Family Team, undertaking matrimonial finance and private-children law, and Clare Fear, formerly in-house counsel at Reeds Solicitors, has joined our Crime Team. Their arrival brings our total number of members to 75.

David Sapiecha prosecutes farmer in Gross Negligence Manslaughter case

David Sapiecha prosecuted at trial, Neil Carpenter, a farmer found guilty of Gross Negligence Manslaughter when a volunteer-worker became entangled in an inadequately-guarded power-take-off shaft to a milling machine, and died. The defendant claimed he was not present at the time and that the victim had operated the machine without permission. The prosecution were able to demonstrate that it was the defendant who must have been operating the machine assisted by the deceased.

Anna Midgley successfully prosecutes attempted murder

Anna Midgley successfully prosecuted Lisa Savage, who was charged with attempted murder, after a frenzied attack upon her friend during a train journey, in Cardiff Crown Court. The defendant initially pleaded guilty to section 18 but ultimately accepted the specific intent to kill required on an attempted murder charge and changed her plea to guilty. She had stabbed her friend repeatedly in the face and neck for a period of nearly four minutes, causing permanent injuries.

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.