Areas of expertise include:

  • Insolvency
  • Restructuring
  • Administrations
  • Receiverships
  • Liquidations
  • Bankruptcy
  • Asset Tracing & Recovery
  • Company Voluntary Arrangements
  • Individual Voluntary Arrangements
  • Annulments
  • Shareholders’ Rights
  • Directors’ Duties
  • Directors’ Disqualification
  • Unfair Prejudice
  • Civil Fraud
  • Interim Orders
  • Statutory Demands
  • Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • International & Cross-border Insolvency
  • Winding Up Petitions
  • Wrongful Trading
  • Fraudulent Trading
  • Provisional Liquidations
  • Freezing Orders
  • Clawback Claims
  • Preferences
  • Undervaluations
  • Misfeasance
  • Unlawful Dividends
  • Unlawful Returns of Capital
  • Disclosure
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Appointing/Removing Office-holders
  • Office-holder Remuneration
  • Validation Orders
  • Transaction Avoidance
  • Schemes of Arrangement
  • Commercial Judicial Review
  • ADR – Mediation
  • ADR - Arbitration

Insolvency & Restructuring Barristers

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.

Trinity's team of Insolvency and Restructuring barristers act in relation to administrations, receiverships, liquidations, bankruptcy and voluntary arrangements, dealing with advisory as well as litigation matters across a wide range of sectors, including internationally. The team work closely with solicitors, inhouse legal teams and counsel, insolvency practitioners, accountants and business turnaround experts.

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

Barristers in the team have experience in dealing with a wide range of cases, including civil fraud, professional negligence, directors’ duties, shareholders disputes, unfair prejudice, employment law, business and commercial litigation, which cross over with issues relating to Insolvency and Restructuring.

Several barristers in the team are members of the Regional Panel of Counsel for Government Legal Department (formerly Treasury Solicitor) and are instructed on behalf of the Secretary of State. The team includes longstanding members of R3, the trade association for the UK's community of insolvency and restructuring professionals.

  • "Trinity Chambers is a respected commercial set based in Newcastle and Leeds. Members have strong capabilities in substantial commercial litigation and are also sought out for non-contentious advice. Trinity is described by interviewees as a 'go-to set in the North East.' The barristers have notable experience in director and shareholder matters and contract disputes, as well as commercial real estate and employment litigation"

    Chambers & Partners 2022

  • "Viewed as 'an excellent set' with 'a number of very accomplished members', Trinity Chambers' team is instructed in a range of commercial disputes.’ ‘The clerks are very responsive’"

    Legal 500 2022

  • "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