Matrimonial Finance & Property Barristers
Based in Chambers in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Leeds, Trinity Chambers' Family Group has extensive experience in Financial Remedy proceedings following divorce, separation and civil partnership dissolution.
Barristers in the team frequently provide representation in matters involving limited companies, partnerships, company directors, military personnel, farming and agricultural businesses. Members of the group have been instructed by a number of high-profile clients including actors, celebrities and athletes. The team deal with complex hidden asset cases often involving international jurisdictional issues and challenging forensic accounting evidence.
The team are also regularly instructed in disputes involving cohabiting unmarried couples, including cases where the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) applies. In addition, barristers in the matrimonial finance and property team advise on inheritance issues following divorce or the breakdown of a civil partnership, including the application of the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependents) Act 1975.
Trinity’s members advise and represent clients at every stage of the Financial Remedy process from the First Directions Appointment (FDA) to the Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) and Final Hearing.
Chambers offers a full range of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options including Family Arbitration and Mediation. Several barristers in the group are qualified Arbitrators and Mediators. Arbitration, Mediation and private FDR hearings can be dealt with in person using Chambers' extensive facilities, at external venues (such as solicitors’ offices) or remotely.
As reflected in consistent Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners recommendations, Trinity's family barristers and clerking team provide a high quality and user-friendly service. 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.
Several barristers sit as Deputy District Judges and two as Recorders. Members include some former practising solicitors.