Crime, including Courts Martial

Our crime team at Albion Chambers is one of the largest on the Western Circuit. We have a specialist team of practitioners offering accessible representation and the highest quality legal advice and advocacy. We offer particular expertise in fraud, regulatory crime, sexual offences and murder. Many of our members also practice with our professional disciplinary team and are frequently instructed in disciplinary matters and actions against the Police and Prison Services.

Our three criminal clerks Ken Duthie, Joanna Cload and Charlotte Fryer offer a wealth of clerking experience and are always happy to discuss and recommend suitable counsel for any level of case.

While the majority of our work is in the South West and South Wales, team members are frequently instructed in substantial cases over a wider geographical area.

In criminal cases, as in all other practice areas, we recognise the importance of continuity for our clients and make every effort to avoid late returns. When changes of representation occur, our highly experienced clerks are able to draw on a substantial pool of expertise thereby ensuring consistent levels of representation

We accept privately and public-funded instructions, and some team members are accredited to accept cases under the Public Access Scheme.

Continuing education, internal and external, is important to Chambers. Albion Chambers is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board to provide training and we run frequent in-house training sessions. Please contact our Chambers’ Director, Paul Fletcher for further information.

Many members of our team also sit as Recorders, Deputy District Judges and on various Tribunals.

'A fore-runner for the provision of quality counsel for the full range of criminal matters' ‘Bonnie Colbeck and Ken Duthie are both extremely efficient in their roles and go above and beyond to ensure the service they provide is top tier‘.
Legal 500 2022

"A highly regarded chambers considered by interviewees to be "a fantastic rival to top London sets." The team provides expertise in a wide range of matters, including fraud, murder and rape cases, and offers additional strength in regulatory work."
Chambers and Partners 2020

Team Leader: Sarah Regan

Team Clerks:
Ken Duthie
T: 0117 311 0368
Joanna Cload
T: 0117 927 1253
Charlotte Fryer
T: 0117 311 0301


Team Members