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.




Employment E-Bulletin: May 2020

PAYE at the Gate: HMRC 0 Professional Game Match Officials Limited 2

There are certain questions in life that never seem to get answered to everyone’s satisfaction. And a lot of the thornier issues revolve around the nation’s favourite sport.

No, not shouting at the telly or searching for an Irish pub when abroad. I mean the real national sport – football, fitba’, footy. The beautiful game.

(Sorry cricket, we’re talking about the UK as a whole. No doubt about this one. Go and have your tea now, there’s a good chap!)

Inquest Team E-Bulletin

Dying at Home: A Fundamental Right

Back to work?

As the country prepares to go back to work (or not), (the government’s policy eloquently summarised here), employers and employees are getting to grips with how to make this transition a safe one for all.

Division of Family Businesses during Covid-19

Nicholas Sproull and Gemma Borkowski of our Matrimonial Finance Team discuss the division of family businesses during Covid-19 in this short video.

Deborah Dinan-Hayward and David Chidgey are appointed as Deputy District Judges

We are delighted to announce that the Lord Chief Justice has appointed Deborah Dinan-Hayward and David Chidgey to sit as a Deputy District Judge on the Western Circuit.

Chambers congratulates Deborah and David on their appointments.

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Court of Protection E-Bulletin

Dying at Home: A Fundamental Right

VE v AO and Others [2020] EWCOP 23

In a very important decision, bearing in mind the current crisis, the High Court has confirmed that the opportunity to die at home is a fundamental part of the right to a home and family life.

Re L (Adoption: Identification of Possible Father) [2020] EWCA Civ 577

Judgment in this case, in which I was briefed by Lisa Wilkes of Henriques Griffiths to represent the child, was handed down by the Court of Appeal on 30 April.

Spring Newsletters

The Spring editions of our newsletters are now available below.

Crime Team Newsletter
Sex and drugs and leading roles - Edward Hetherington
Death by dangerous driving: when is it deserving of the maximum? - Patrick Mason
A very Goodyear? - Rupert Russell

Sarah Regan and Anna Midgley appear for defendants in child neglect sentence over Skype

On 25 July 2017, A, an 11-day-old baby was admitted to hospital having been subjected to two, distinct, inflicted injuries. The first, described as a significant assault to the head resulted in a bleed to the brain. The second, a cluster of injuries included a bruise near to the nostril, a torn frenulum, burst blood vessels in the mouth and a cut to the lip. The defendants were charged with causing the injuries and an alternative of neglect as a consequence of a failure to seek immediate medical assistance.

April 2020

Neglect: Correction - Anna Midgley
How to deal with the Coroner's expert: analysis of R (Smith) v HM Assistant Coroner for North West Wales [2020] EWHC 781 (Admin) - Alexander West
More oversight needed of deaths in custody? - Charley Pattison