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Albion Chambers

Crime

5 ranked barristersBand 1Western (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Client service:

Albion Chambers is a well-regarded set on the Western Circuit offering considerable expertise in a wide range of criminal cases. Its barristers are routinely instructed to undertake high-profile cases relating to serious sexual offences and murder, and have experience of acting for both the prosecution and the defence. Large-scale frauds and regulatory offences are also key areas of strength for the team, and the set's barristers accept both publicly and privately funded work.
"I am forever in their debt for arranging in-court representation at late notice and conferences at the most awkward of times for our clients' convenience. They go above and beyond, even out of hours to help us." Bonnie Colbeck is the senior criminal clerk.

Strengths:

Adam Vaitilingam QC
Adam Vaitilingam QC is head of chambers and renowned for his handling of high-profile homicide cases. He is sought for representation by both the defence and prosecution.
"He is like a dog with a bone when he gets going. He is a really great barrister who does everything he possibly can for his client and puts his heart and soul into the case." "He has a really impressive murder acquittal rate."
Recent work: Prosecuted a woman charged with murder following her ex-partner's suicide a year after she poured sulphuric acid on him, causing profound injuries.

Anna Midgley
Anna Midgley is an able junior with experience acting for the prosecution and defence in a range of serious crime cases. She handles matters concerning allegations of sexual offences, manslaughter and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Strengths:

Giles Nelson
Giles Nelson frequently prosecutes and defends cases at both trial and appellate level. His impressive portfolio of experience includes cases involving violent crime, sexual abuse and child abduction.
"He has astonishing advocacy skills and a very profound emotional connection with his clients."
Recent work: Defended a man charged with the sexual abuse of a ten-year-old child.

Strengths:

Kate Brunner QC
Kate Brunner QC is a notable silk regularly instructed in serious violent crime, fraud and regulatory offences. She has valuable expertise in homicides, and acts for both the prosecution and the defence.
"She is exceptional."
Recent work: Successfully defended a man accused of murdering his brother by stabbing him through the heart.

Strengths:

Sarah Regan
Sarah Regan is the head of the set's crime team and is regularly called on for representation by both the prosecution and defence. She is a CPS Grade 4 prosecutor and has specific expertise in cases involving children and sex crimes.
"A powerful junior advocate with a heavyweight criminal practice. She is a thoughtful and impressive person who works extremely hard and has a real edge to her. She also has the compassion needed to do the more sensitive work." "She is an expert in cross-examining children and vulnerable people."

Crime

Albion Chambers

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Location

Broad St

Bristol

Bristol

UK

BS1 1DR

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Silks (QC)

Western (Bar)

Crime


Adam Vaitilingam QC
Band 2
Kate Brunner QC
Band 1

Juniors

Western (Bar)

Crime


Anna Midgley
Band 3
Giles Nelson
Band 3
Sarah Regan
Band 3