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.




Recorder Appointment

We are delighted to announce that James Cranfield has been appointed as a Recorder on the Western Circuit, Family Division with effect from 16 September 2019.

Chambers congratulates James on his appointment.

Regulatory Team E-Bulletin - August 2019

High Court holds that not all uses of a mobile phone whilst driving are contrary to S41D RTA 1988

The High Court has held in DPP v Barretto [2019] EWHC 2044 (Admin) that S41 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Regulation 110 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 only prohibits the use of a mobile phone or other hand-held device to engage in interactive communication whilst driving.

Lucy Taylor prosecutes former brothel owner for benefit fraud

Lucy Taylor prosecuted Natalie Davis for failing to disclose a change in circumstances, which led to a £17,700.15 overpayment of Disability Living Allowance.

Sarah Regan successfully prosecutes the first case of multiple rapes by deception

Sarah Regan successfully prosecutes the first case of multiple rapes by deception.


We are recruiting to our civil, child law and crime teams. Please click here for further detail.

Inquest Team E-Bulletin - August 2019

Reports to Prevent Future Deaths: Case Update Summer 2019

Three cases illuminate the breadth of coronial powers to issue reports to prevent future deaths ('PFD report’) under Coroners and Justice Act 2009, Schedule 5 paragraph 7(1), and the difficulty in challenging them.

Inquest Team E-Bulletin - July 2019

Air Pollution and Inquests - The Ella Kissi-Debrah Case


Regulatory Team E-Bulletin: July 2019

Challenging CQC Urgent Cancellations

A new Upper Tribunal case provides assistance in relation to how service providers can challenge Care Quality Commission decisions to cancel registrations.

Successful convictions achieved in Operation Apex

Albion Chambers played an important part in securing the convictions of a group of men who conspired with their ringleader to either rob owners of very high-value motor vehicles, using the tactic of disguise and aggressive confrontation, or pervert the course of justice by concealing the appearance of a car used to commit a serious criminal offence. Kannan Siva, leading Chloe Griggs, was instructed by the CPS West Midlands, Complex Casework Unit.

New case on individual medical failings and finding of neglect in inquests

R (Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool & Fylde [2019] EWHC 1232 (Admin)

This case considered whether where there had been failings of professional judgment or coordination between professionals, the individual failings could be aggregated to a “gross failing” so as to allow a finding of neglect. It was argued that a coroner should have amalgamated individual failings which together presented a ‘picture amounting to neglect’.