Family Law Barristers

  • Divorce
  • Ancillary Relief
  • Financial Remedy 
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabitation
  • Adoption and Fostering
  • Care Proceedings
  • Special Guardianship
  • Residence and Contact
  • Secure Accommodation
  • Prohibited Steps and Specific Issues
  • Change of Name
  • Forced Marriage
  • Child Abduction
  • Domestic Violence
  • Court of Protection
  • Official Solicitor 
  • Pre Nuptial Agreements
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Pensions
  • Trusts
  • Farms and Agriculture 
  • Social Media 
  • Insolvency
  • Bankruptcy
  • Division of Business Assets
  • Foreign Assets
  • Freezing Orders
  • Financial Provision for Children
  • Maintenance
  • Matrimonial Finance 
  • Schedule 1 Children Act
  • Inheritance Act Claims
  • TOLATA
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation 
  • Honour Based Violence
  • Female Genital Mutilation(FGM)
  • Guardianship
  • CAFCASS 
  • Capacity
  • Mental Health
  • Jurisdiction
  • Injunctions
  • Judicial Review
  • Serious Case Reviews
  • Vulnerable witnesses
  • Armed Forces 

"A well-regarded set for both finance and children work, operating from Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Provides robust advocacy at all levels of the court system and also has ample expertise in ADR, boasting as it does several accredited arbitrators and mediators in its ranks. Members of Trinity Chambers have recently been instructed in novel matters pertaining to issues of radicalisation and child harm, as well as high-value ancillary relief cases." "We find the clerks very accommodating, helpful and easy to get hold of. They do all they can to help us, even at the last minute or at short notice." Family/Matrimonial, Chambers UK 2017.

"Trinity Chambers’ is ‘a go-to set for family due to its strength of depth’. The set is recommended for financial remedy and children cases with an international element... Surrogacy cases are another growing area of expertise." Tier 1, Legal 500 2016.

"A strong North Eastern set with members based in both Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Trinity Chambers is instructed on cases across the full remit of family law and is widely recognised for its particular expertise in matrimonial finance and financial remedy claims. "They cannot be more helpful - always available and accommodating, they really go the extra mile and always keep in touch. They get all the little things right." Family/Matrimonial Band 1, Chambers UK 2016.

  "Trinity Chambers’ team is ‘always willing to assist, even at short notice’, and has ‘good strength in depth’. It has a top-end care team that represents local authorities, parents and guardians in a range of cases, including factitious illnesses, non-accidental injuries and child fatalities. Financial remedy work is another strong suit, and members are known for their expertise in high-value matters involving complex assets. Nicholas Stonor QC took silk in 2015; and three members sit as Deputy District Judges, along with two as Recorders." Tier 1, Legal 500 2015.

"Trinity Chambers is widely recognised on the North Eastern Circuit for its breadth of expertise in family law. Its high-calibre family team is accomplished in areas spanning challenging ancillary proceedings to sensitive children matters for a variety of lay, professional and high-profile clients.'Its clerks, led by Alison Dickason, and reception staff are very efficient and helpful. They are a credit to the Chambers.'" Family/Matrimonial Band 1, Chambers UK 2015.

"Trinity Chambers’ ‘extremely strong' family group is well regarded for its expertise in public law care work, but practitioners have expertise in all areas of family law. The set is also recommended for financial remedy work, and cases involving companies, farming and agricultural businesses." Legal 500 2014.

"Trinity Chambers has cemented its position as one of the leading sets in the North East, and is renowned for its expertise across all aspects of family law. Its members are commended for their fantastic span of specialist family law knowledge, which ranges from complex ancillary relief to the heavy end of children's proceedings, including international abductions and sensitive public law cases. "The clerking is first-class; the service that my firm gets from Trinity Chambers is superb."" Family/ Matrimonial Band 1, Chambers UK 2014.

"Trinity Chambers is ‘a strong, switched-on family law set’" Legal 500 2013.

"Trinity Chambers has a strong group of family law practitioners" Chambers UK 2013.

Family law is one of the most challenging and dynamic areas of law. The Trinity Family Law group, based in Chambers in Newcastle and Teesside, is one of the largest in the North of England. Trinity's family barristers offer a broad range of expertise and experience to their instructing solicitors and are supported by a dedicated clerking team. All aspects of family law are covered, at all levels of court.

A high quality and user-friendly service is provided by Trinity's family barristers. Lay clients are represented with vigour, realism and compassion. Professional clients are valued, and the Family group recognises the importance of a prompt response, continuity of barristers and good communication with solicitors at all times. Whilst members of the group regularly attend hearings in Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland, Durham, North Yorkshire and Cumbria, they frequently travel nationwide to hearings and are instructed by solicitors across the UK.

Many family barristers in the group are consistently mentioned in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories. Silk, Nicholas Stonor Q.C. heads the Family team.

Several barristers sit as Deputy District Judges and two as Recorders. An increasing number of the family barristers are instructed to chair and prepare overview reports for Serious Case Reviews. Members include some former solicitors.

Trinity are able to offer a full range of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options including Arbitration and Mediation. Several barristers in the family team are qualified Arbitrators and Mediators. Trinity have facilities to hold Arbitration and Mediation hearings in Chambers.

The barristers in the family team have extensive experience of dealing with complex matrimonial finance and financial remedy matters following divorce including cases involving companies, businesses, partnerships, directors, military personnel, farming and agricultural businesses as well as high profile clients including actors, celebrities, sports men and women.

The group offers a long-established and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) CPD accredited programme of seminars on all aspects of family law for solicitors with topics ranging from Ancillary Relief to Care proceedings and Adoption. In recent times the group have received an increasing number of requests from Local Authority solicitors for focussed training in areas such as forced marriage and court skills for social workers.

Members of the group value their own continuing professional development. They meet regularly for in-house talks and discussion. There are frequent cross-overs with other disciplines within Chambers, such as Court of Protection, Crime, Immigration, Insolvency, Judicial Review and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including Arbitration and Mediation.