Criminal

Areas of expertise include:

  • Murder
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Corporate Manslaughter
  • Terrorism
  • Assault & Wounding
  • Sexual Offences
  • Rape
  • Indecency
  • Historic Abuse
  • Cybercrime
  • Malicious Communications
  • Kidnapping & Abduction
  • Stalking & Harassment
  • Witness Interference
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Domestic Violence
  • Public Disorder
  • Gang Offences
  • Robbery
  • Self Defence
  • Courts Martial
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Confiscation
  • Drug Offences
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Dangerous Dogs
  • Football Violence
  • Banning Orders
  • Hate Crimes
  • Incitement
  • Human Trafficking
  • Metal Theft
  • Motor Offences
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Excess Alcohol
  • Speeding Offences
  • ‘Road Rage’ Offences
  • Totting up Offences
  • Forgery
  • Counterfeiting
  • COVID 19 Furlough Fraud
  • Firearms
  • Corruption
  • 'Cash for Crash' Fraud

Criminal Barristers

"A notable set on the North Eastern Circuit with bases in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Leeds. The barristers at Trinity Chambers are well regarded for their expert handling of a wide range of criminal cases and regularly appear in the Crown Courts across the North East, as well as Yorkshire and the Midlands. Areas of expertise for the team include serious cases relating to homicides, terrorism, sexual offences and large drugs conspiracies. The set also houses considerable strength in the full range of motor offences, and regularly acts for both the prosecution and the defence.' 'The clerks are excellent and very quick to respond.' 'We receive exemplary service.'"
Chambers & Partners 2022

Led by Queens’ Counsel Toby Hedworth Q.C. and Caroline Goodwin Q.C., and with over 30 juniors, Trinity’s Criminal barristers have an exemplary reputation for both prosecution and defence legal advice and advocacy in all courts, including the Court of Appeal, Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Courts Martial.

Whilst the group’s geographic focus is in Newcastle, Teesside, Leeds and Durham, barristers from the group are instructed by solicitor clients from across the North Eastern, Northern Circuits and beyond.

Members of Trinity Chambers are instructed in cases across the spectrum of criminal offences including murder, manslaughter, terrorism, gangland shootings, sexual offences, drugs conspiracies, cybercrime, fraud, money laundering and driving offences.

The team boasts several Grade 4 CPS prosecutors, dealing with the most complex and serious prosecution cases, some of whom are also part-time members of the Judiciary. Members of the team are specialist Rape and Serious Sexual offences prosecutors as well as CPS Fraud specialists. The team also has a wide range of experience advising and prosecuting on behalf of Local Authorities. Barristers in the group also receive instructions relating to Private Prosecutions.

The criminal barristers are instructed in motor offence cases, ranging from death caused by dangerous driving to mobile phone use, excess alcohol, drug driving and speeding. The specialist motoring offence barristers cover "totting up" and "road rage" cases.

The team recognise that being charged with a criminal offence is a very stressful experience. Barristers in the group aim to minimise that stress by holding early conferences with clients - in person or remotely - to discuss their case and advise on the court process. Trinity's barristers work closely with instructing solicitors, recognising that teamwork is the key to effectively helping and representing defence clients.

Trinity Chambers understands that ongoing support may be needed even after criminal cases have concluded and the team provides the full range of legal representation. This includes Parole Hearings, Appeals to the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal and Judicial Review. Trinity’s criminal barristers provide advice and representation in post-conviction matters such as Proceeds of Crime (POCA), Confiscation and Football Banning Orders.

Barristers in the Criminal group frequently deliver in person or online training events to clients, including workshops, seminars and webinars attracting Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD.

  • "A notable set on the North Eastern Circuit with bases in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Leeds. The barristers at Trinity Chambers are well regarded for their expert handling of a wide range of criminal cases and regularly appear in the Crown Courts across the North East, as well as Yorkshire and the Midlands. Areas of expertise for the team include serious cases relating to homicides, terrorism, sexual offences and large drugs conspiracies. The set also houses considerable strength in the full range of motor offences, and regularly acts for both the prosecution and the defence. 'The clerks are excellent and very quick to respond.' 'We receive exemplary service'"

    Chambers & Partners 2022

  • "Trinity Chambers is 'an outstanding set which is extremely competent in all areas of crime'. The 'strong' team has considerable experience prosecuting and defending in high-profile cases of murder, serious sexual offences and multi-handed drugs conspiracies, to name a few.’ ‘A forward-thinking set.’ ‘The chambers quite clearly house a number of very able and strong local practitioners"

    Legal 500 2022

  • "A notable set on the North Eastern Circuit with bases in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Leeds. The barristers at Trinity Chambers are well regarded for their expert handling of a wide range of criminal cases and regularly appear in the Crown Courts across the North East, as well as Yorkshire and the Midlands. Areas of expertise for the team include serious cases relating to homicides, terrorism, sexual offences and large drugs conspiracies. The set also houses considerable strength in the full range of motor offences, and regularly act for both the prosecution and the defence"

    Chambers & Partners 2021

  • "A set with  'an exceptional reputation in the criminal arena', Trinity Chambers  is active for prosecution and defence in some of the North East's most serious cases."

    Legal 500 2021

  • "A solid team of practitioners based in Newcastle and Middlesbrough who are experienced in handling a host of criminal offences. Its members are regularly instructed to act for the prosecution and the defence in cases relating to terrorism, homicides and sexual offences. The set houses several Grade 4 prosecutors. The clerking is excellent."

    Chambers & Partners 2020

  • "Trinity Chambers is a significant presence in the Newcastle and Teesside area for criminal work, though members are also instructed from further afield. Violent crime and sexual offences remain key areas of work for the set"

    Legal 500 2020

  • "A strong team of silks and juniors who prosecute and defend in a variety of criminal offences. Members are regularly instructed in serious criminal cases focused around Tyneside and Teesside, with recent work including terrorism charges and homicide offences. They are also noted for their strong group of Grade 4 prosecutors"

    Chambers & Partners 2019

  • "Recent instructions for the team at Trinity Chambers include high-profile murder cases, serious sexual offences and large-scale fraud matters"

    Legal 500 2019

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