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.




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.

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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

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Sarah Regan secures suspended sentence for chicken farmer in free-range egg fraud

James Gigg, a poultry farmer running a family farm in Dorset, was charged with fraud and two offences under the Eggs and Chicks Regulations resulting from overstocking. A change in the EU Regulations in 2012 meant that the number of birds he could lawfully house to enable the eggs to be sold as free range was reduced from 12 per square metre to nine. An examination of documentation by inspectors in 2016 showed that he had been supplied with 14,000 birds, an overstock of 3,500 and that he had sold 289,000 dozen eggs for a estimated value of £230,000.

“Spycops”: Why the backlush?

The Background

Undercover policing has always existed, so why is it only now that a company focused on ethical cosmetics has engaged in what is, at its heart, a political, legal and civil liberties debate? This article seeks to explore some of the issues raised by undercover policing and looking at acts done by undercover officers that could lead to successful claims by members of the public affected by them.    

Albion Chambers continues its growth in the west country

We are pleased to announce the recruitment to our crime team of Nikki Coombe, Patrick Mason, Harry Ahuja and Emma Martin, all formerly of Octagon Chambers. We are delighted to welcome all four practitioners who further strengthen our crime team and take our total membership to 70, including five Queen’s Counsel.