Business & Commercial Litigation

Areas of expertise include:

  • Sale of Goods & Services
  • Consumer Credit
  • Franchising
  • Shareholders’ Rights
  • Directors’ Duties
  • Directors' Disqualification
  • Civil Fraud
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Utility Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Judicial Review
  • Procurement
  • CJRS Furlough Fraud
  • Agency Arrangements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Buy Outs
  • Warranty Claims
  • Insolvency
  • Administrations
  • Receiverships
  • Liquidations
  • Bankruptcy
  • Voluntary Arrangements
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Negligence
  • Construction Disputes
  • Engineering Disputes
  • IT Disputes
  • Digital/Website Disputes
  • Enforcement
  • Competition
  • ADR – Mediation
  • ADR - Arbitration

Business & Commercial Litigation Barristers

"A respected commercial set based in Newcastle and Leeds. Members have strong capability in substantial commercial litigation and are also sought out for non-contentious advice. They have notable experience in director and shareholder matters, contract disputes and commercial real estate or employment litigation". "An excellent chambers and clerking service: they are always attentive and can offer a very wide range of expertise." "The clerks are very approachable and user-friendly, readily available and efficient with invoicing. You really feel you know where you stand with them."
Chambers & Partners 2021

Barristers in Trinity’s Business & Property Group maintain a reputation for providing prompt and pragmatic legal advice – essential in the current economic climate. Our barristers have experience in dealing with substantial litigated matters and recognise the benefits of arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution(ADR).

The Group acts for a wide range of business organisations, SMEs, professionals, partnerships, Government departments, Local Authorities, solicitors and individuals and have appeared in cases at all levels from the specialist tribunals, County Court, High Court, the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Trinity’s barristers offer experience across the full breadth of business, commercial property, restructuring, procurement, insurance, construction, company and professional negligence issues.

Trinity’s commercial litigation barristers are instructed by solicitors’ firms nationwide, as well as by in-house legal teams to carry out bespoke pieces of work cost effectively and promptly. The team acts in cases nationally and are available to attend courts, arbitrations and mediations nationwide.

Individuals within the group have expertise across other specialist areas including employment, licensing, regulatory, mediation and administrative and public law. The specialist and experienced Business & Property clerks can find the right barrister to help with your particular case.

Insolvency in all of its forms presents unique challenges for the insolvent person, their creditors and related businesses. Barristers in the group act for companies, directors, debtors, individuals in contentious and non-contentious personal and corporate insolvency proceedings to achieve effective outcomes.

Business & Property Group barristers act in relation to administrations, receiverships, liquidations, bankruptcy and voluntary arrangements.

Individuals are available to act on urgent applications and injunctions across the country or in long-running investigation and recovery proceedings.

Trinity’s members have expertise across the range of professional negligence cases and can act in cases involving accountants, engineers, solicitors, barristers, construction professionals, financial professionals, surveyors, insurance professionals, IT professionals and others. The Group brings particular expertise to bear where it overlaps with underlying legal issues in other areas.

Members act for claimants and defendants and can act in cases where there are disputes with insurers, including in relation to costs.

Several barristers in the Group have substantial experience in dealing with company law issues including directors duties and shareholder disputes.

The Group has significant experience of dealing with the quasi-employment issues involved in problems with directors, shareholders and partners and are able to provide early and urgent advice to manage developing issues, head off litigation and secure urgent injunctive relief where appropriate.

Several members of the group deal with engineering and construction disputes. Across the range of construction issues from contract and professional negligence disputes through bond and guarantee issues whether in arbitration, court or ADR.

Information technology and intellectual property is an area that has developed rapidly in recent years to which barristers in the group have responded, dealing with design contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, professional negligence of IT professionals as well as non-contentious drafting and contract reviews.

Insurance disputes are becoming increasingly prevalent and is an area that barristers in the group are regularly instructed by solicitors across various industry sectors. Barristers in the group include those with specific expertise regarding underlying cases where insurance issues arise and can act in cases where there are disputes with insurers.

Barristers in the group deal with litigation involving insurers, re-insurers and brokers. Some members are able to accept instructions to draft insurance documents.

Procurement and competition law is constantly evolving incorporating retained EU procurement directives and complex legislation. Several barristers in the group advise public bodies including Local Authorities and police authorities in relation to challenges to procurement exercises including commercial Judicial Review. Similarly, members of the group also advise businesses in relation to potential challenges in respect of failed tenders and bidding procedures. These cases are often high value and have strict time limits.

Barristers in the group deal with civil fraud and asset recovery connected with company and commercial matters including issues in relation to directors' disqualifications and breach of fiduciary duty, they are able to deal with urgent interim relief applications such as freezing and search orders.

  • "A respected commercial set based in Newcastle and Leeds. Members have strong capability in substantial commercial litigation and are also sought out for non-contentious advice. They have notable experience in director and shareholder matters, contract disputes and commercial real estate or employment litigation". "An excellent chambers and clerking service: they are always attentive and can offer a very wide range of expertise." "The clerks are very approachable and user-friendly, readily available and efficient with invoicing. You really feel you know where you stand with them"

    Chambers & Partners 2021.

  • "Trinity Chambers is seen as 'a go-to set for commercial disputes"

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Trinity Chambers boasts a bench of experienced commercial barristers who act for a wide range of clients, including international companies and local SMEs, as well as private individuals and public bodies. The set handles sizeable contractual disputes, as well as shareholder and director cases, insolvency litigation and insurance work. The clerks are approachable, friendly and always of great assistance"

    Chambers & Partners 2020

  • "Members of Trinity Chambers are instructed in a wide range of commercial, company and Chancery matters, with financial misselling cases a key growth area for the set. Another notable area of specialism is alternative dispute resolution, with several qualified mediators in chambers"

    Legal 500 2020

  • "Respected regional set with offices in Newcastle and Middlesbrough meeting the advocacy needs of an array of clients, including individuals, companies and government bodies. Members' portfolios encompass numerous areas of commercial law, including construction, information technology, civil fraud and insurance. Barristers at the set engage in litigation as well as alternative means of dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration. Solicitors appreciate the set's "very good selection of people.""

    Chambers & Partners 2019

  • "Trinity Chambers has established strength in Chancery law; instructions for the team include professional negligence, insolvency, contentious probate, Inheritance Act, trusts and estates matters"

    Legal 500 2019

  • "This well-regarded set with offices in Newcastle and Middlesbrough is instructed by SMEs, partnerships, local authorities, lawyers and individuals to handle commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution both regionally and nationally. It offers expertise in company, contractual and shareholder disputes, as well as professional negligence, insolvency and civil fraud cases. Members are also noted for their experience in the engineering, IT and construction sectors. "They are approachable, sensible, practical and good value for money, especially in comparison to London counsel," reports one source."The clerks give appropriate advice on whom to instruct and do not foist inappropriate barristers onto you"

    Chambers & Partners 2018

  • "Based in Newcastle and Middlesbrough, it is a well-established set which has true local expertise. Sought after by SMEs, partnerships, solicitors, individuals and local authorities, the set offers a full advisory and advocacy service catering to the full spectrum of commercial dispute resolution. Members are instructed in a wide range of disputes encompassing company and contract litigation, professional negligence, insolvency and civil fraud. They are also noted for experience in the engineering, construction and IT sectors." "The clerks are very personable and helpful; they are open and happy to discuss expertise and are not scared to tell us if there is an issue"

    Chambers & Partners 2017

  • "Trinity Chambers is a ‘go-to commercial set in the North East’"

    Legal 500 2016

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