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.




R (HSE) v Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd

In the spring of 2017, I wrote a piece dealing with a case in which I conducted the Prosecution, that was heard at Bristol Crown Court – R (HSE) v Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, in which the defendant company had been sentenced to a fine of £700,000 after a fatal accident at its factory in Yate. I highlighted the issues arising in respect of the sentencing of very large organisations and the lack of assistance to be taken from the Health and Safety Offences Sentencing Guideline.

May 2018

Robert Duval
Loss of control and mental disorders - Anna Midgley
Not who, what, where. More a case of when, what, who? - Adam Vaitilingam QC
Reclaiming the streets - Sarah Regan
Joint enterprise and causation - Kate Brunner QC

May 2018

Shared Parental Leave: Three years in - Liz Cunningham
An invitation to challenge Burchell? - Simon Emslie
Back to basics: Recognising a redundancy situation - Richard Shepherd and Emily Heggadon (pupil)

May 2018

An adversarial process? - Kirsty Real
"The Perpetrator Issue": Scope shouldn't be this difficult R (Hambleton) v Coroner for Birmingham Inquests (1974) - Richard Shepherd

May 2018

Global maintenance orders - Nicholas Sproull
Interim orders for sale - David Chidgey
Sharia law review - Richard English
Committal proceedings: Hart v Hart [2018] EWHC 548 (Fam) - Jonathan Stanniland

May 2018

Local Authority v G (Parent with Learning Disability) [2017] EWFC B94: Guidance in care proceedings involving parents with a learning disability - Monisha Khandker
Long-term foster care as a plan for permanence: The balance sheet - Alice Darian
Same goal, new rules: The impact of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and secure accommodation in Scotland - Yasmine El-Nazer

Ignatius Hughes QC secures acquittals in rape and manslaughter cases.

In the first trial, Ryan Canning, a serving police officer accused of rape was acquitted by a jury at the Truro Crown Court.

The defendant had met the complainant through a dating website. She claimed that he had raped her at his home. Two other women had also made similar claims.

The defence pressed the Crown for disclosure of phone records. As a consequence, no evidence was offered before the trial commenced.


At the Exeter Crown Court, Terence Birchall was acquitted by a jury of manslaughter by heroin injection.