Trinity Barristers & Silks in Chambers & Partners 2022

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
Trinity Barristers & Silks in Chambers & Partners 2022

Barristers from a range of Trinity's practice groups have again been recognised in the recently published 2022 edition of Chambers and Partners, achieving 26 individual rankings across 9 practice areas, an increase of 6 rankings from the previous year. Trinity's Members and Staff are grateful for our clients' continued support.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

'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'.
'Steve Walker is responsive and very helpful.' 'Steve Walker is very hard-working and does a good job looking after the barristers. The set also regularly runs free seminars which I and various colleagues attend.' 'Steve Walker is very proactive, easy to talk to and will sort things out if we need any help.'

Simon Goldberg
'An excellent barrister who heads the commercial group. His practice encompasses a wide scope of commercial and contractual disputes, including shareholder litigation and cases involving unfair prejudice proceedings. His clients include local businesses and international corporations.' 'Very good at cutting through multiple issues to the key issues of the case - he knew what the judges would be interested in and narrowed the issues down to the most important matters.' 'Simon was approachable and user-friendly. He quickly identified the key issues in a complex multi-layered dispute.'

Charles Holland
'Based in Newcastle, Charles Holland is a well-regarded barrister with experience across corporate and commercial disputes, including commercial fraud and insurance issues. He has notable recent experience in mis-selling claims related to the sale of renewable energy services.' 'Charles Holland was very thorough, paid great attention to detail and was proactive in the case.' 'We had a very good experience with Charles Holland. He goes the extra mile and offers very insightful advice.'

Jonathan Rodger
'A strong advocate who provides advice to private individuals and corporate clients across the full spectrum of commercial disputes. He has an in-depth knowledge of real estate and insolvency law in particular.'
'Jonathan is an excellent barrister: professional and very prompt and robust in his approach. His knowledge is also outstanding.' 'Jonathan Rodger is excellent and I really rate him - he is a thorough team player and judges are effusive about him.'

Richard Stubbs
'Recognised for his wide-ranging expertise in corporate and commercial disputes, as well as employment and property mandates. His practice spans all forms of consumer and commercial contract disputes, including restraint of trade, partnership and shareholder litigation.'
'a strong advocate and is very user-friendly in terms of his responsiveness and engagement with and for the benefit of the client.' 'Richard is a very skilled and thorough advocate.' 'I have seen Richard on his feet, and he is very persuasive with the courts.'


'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. They also deal with any problems very effectively. The lead criminal clerk Liam Gorman is particularly good.' 'We receive exemplary service.'

Toby Hedworth Q.C.
'An accomplished silk whose practice includes a wide range of criminal and regulatory cases. He has experience of handling homicide and terrorism matters, and is recognised for his adept handling of complex judicial review proceedings.

Christopher Knox
'An experienced barrister who is praised for his skilful advocacy in organised crime cases. While he regularly acts for the defence, he has also represented the CPS and HMRC. He has significant experience in homicide cases and matters concerning financial crime.''He is very meticulous and thorough, and his attention to detail is second to none. His experience and depth of knowledge is outstanding.'


'Trinity Chambers has an impressive employment law practice with particular strength in handling whistle-blowing and discrimination matters. Other areas of expertise include equal pay and worker status law. The set has a broad client base among both claimants and respondents.'
'The clerking is well organised and efficient. They always go the extra mile.' 'The clerking service is great, they are very responsive.'

Andrew Crammond
'Active in both claimant and respondent-side instructions within employment law, including complex and multi-day hearings. He acts for individuals, employers, trade unions and public bodies.'
'He is always great with clients and our team, and is a consummate court performer.' 'Andrew has great technical knowledge and is very easy to work with.' 'He is a thorough and skilled advocate who was clearly well prepared, keen to work with his instructing solicitor, and very reassuring to the client.'

Jamie Anderson
'Jamie Anderson has developed a sterling reputation for the advice and representation that he provides to both claimants and defendants in employment law cases. He is adept at supporting individuals seeking to negotiate exit arrangements. He is well versed in claims relating to TUPE, unfair dismissal and discrimination.' 'A very considered and hard-working barrister.'

Jamie Morgan
'A diligent advocate who regularly appears for claimants and respondents in all conceivable reaches of the employment law practice area. He is highly experienced in representing his clients in claims of unfair dismissal and a variety of discrimination cases.' 'He is a thoroughly professional barrister who has a very good manner with clients and has obtained good results under difficult circumstances.' 'Jamie is approachable, reliable and has a real attention to detail. He provides prompt and comprehensive advice and brings an in-depth understanding to more complex matters.'

Jane Callan
'A leading employment barrister who represents a diverse range of clients, including local and health authorities, blue-chip companies and individuals, and offers specialist expertise in discrimination cases. She also handles unfair dismissal and whistle-blowing claims.' 'She has a calm and persuasive manner with judges and provides excellent written submissions.'

Richard Stubbs
'Best known for his experience advocating in complex employment matters, and regularly appears for a variety of clients, from individuals to local authorities and large corporates. He is well versed in handling multi-day hearings, including those concerning TUPE, discrimination, equal pay and protected disclosures.'
'He has an approachable and client-friendly manner combined with an extremely sharp and direct mind.' 'An excellent advocate, he is great to work with, highly knowledgeable and always puts witnesses at ease. He's a very personable barrister who is hard-working and enthusiastic.'

Simon Goldberg
'Admired for his impressive level of experience representing respondents and claimants nationally in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court. He has a depth of industry knowledge across the employment sphere, and is experienced in such matters as discrimination, unfair dismissal and equal pay.' 'A top-quality barrister for complex matters. He is extremely good both technically and commercially, and is excellent with clients.'

Children & Matrimonial Finance

'Trinity Chambers covers the full range of family law but is particularly renowned for its capabilities with regard to financial proceedings and public children law matters. Its members act for parents and local authorities in complex cases where abuse, injury or fabricated or induced illnesses are complicating factors. The barristers also offer expertise in highly sensitive issues such as intra-familial and multiparty sexual abuse. Instructing solicitors also seek out barristers at Trinity Chambers for their experience of non-disclosures of assets and incomes in financial proceedings, including acting for high net worth individuals. The set offers a range of alternative dispute resolution options, and has a number of in-house trained arbitrations and mediators.'
'I cannot fault the clerking services – Chris Gibbin in Middlesbrough is very helpful, offers prompt responses and is always willing to assist.' 'The clerks have been very efficient, client-focused and helpful.' 'The clerks are second to none and sort out all issues. We have a really good working relationship with the clerking team.'

Nicholas Stonor Q.C.
'Highly respected family silk who advises on the full breadth of children cases with a focus on public children law. He is well versed in handling medically complex cases and those involving serial sexual abuse, fabricated and induced illnesses and severe bodily harm.' 'He is an absolute joy to work with. His preparation is second to none.' 'He's extremely able, industrious and very popular with the entire Bar in Newcastle.' 'He is probably the best silk on the North Eastern Circuit. He is very personable, easy to work with and methodical as well as meticulous.'

Fiona Walker
'Enters the rankings as a recognised children law specialist. She is particularly well versed in handling complex care proceedings, particularly those involving children with cognitive disabilities.' 'She is just brilliant at handling difficult clients and always remains calm and relaxed. Fiona has the ability to explain difficult legal terminology in very easy terms, which is tremendous in cases concerning children with learning disabilities.' 'She is very able and always well prepared.'

Justin Gray
'Well-regarded advocate with experience in all children matters, ranging from sexual and physical abuse allegations to limited culpability. He offers further strength in cross-border welfare cases involving several parties such as local authorities, parents and intervenors.'
'Justin is extremely approachable, thorough and highly knowledgeable, and provides robust advice and assurances throughout cases.' 'He is a very well-respected senior junior with a reputation for meticulous preparation and robust advocacy.'

Timothy Spain
'Held in high esteem for his considerable experience of financial matters pertaining to separations and divorces. He is well versed in handling complex disputes such as those involving several generations and various asset structures. He also assists with deliberate non-disclosures.' 'He is very approachable, helpful and exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to the law. Clients like him and he gives pragmatic and realistic advice. He doesn't tell clients what they want to hear but what will happen.' 'He has a first-class practice.'

Real Estate Litigation

'Trinity Chambers has strong capabilities in landlord and tenant disputes, as well as additional expertise in statutory nuisance claims, possession and boundary disputes, among other property matters. The barristers at Trinity attract instructions in cases dealing with a vast array of real estate, from car parks to country houses.'
'The clerks are very efficient, especially lead civil clerk Steve Walker.'

Jonathan Rodger
'Highly regarded junior with extensive experience in disputes arising from real estate developments and transactions. In addition to representing clients in boundary disputes and professional negligence claims, he also specialises in insolvency matters. He has further knowledge relating to the law of adverse possession and rights of way. He has undertaken advocacy in the county courts as well as the Court of Appeal and the High Court.' 'Jonathan is excellent and his knowledge is outstanding. He is professional, very prompt and robust in his approach.'


Charles Holland
'Acts in licensing cases as part of his broad civil practice. He predominantly acts for licensees and has substantial expertise in taxi licensing matters, as well as a broad range of licensing issues associated with music and other entertainment venues. He regularly acts in judicial reviews and appeals.' 'Extremely knowledgeable about licensing matters.' 'Phenomenally bright.''He is very measured and personable and can be passionate but is always friendly and amiable.'

Social Housing

'Fielding a housing team covering a range of contentious matters, Trinity Chambers acts on behalf of both landlords and tenants. The cases taken on by the set include homelessness, possession and disrepair proceedings, as well as complex anti-social behaviour matters. Members of the set are well equipped to advise on matters involving the Equality Act 2010 and human rights law.'
'Paul McNab is an excellent clerk. He's responsive, reliable and personable.' 'They are very professional and very accommodating.'

Helen Greatorex
'A housing law specialist with extensive expertise in the Equality Act 2010. She regularly deals with complex possession and discrimination cases.' 'She is fastidious in her approach and goes out of her way to engage with and explain matters to clients.' 'She has broad experience across social housing law, a strong intellect and a very thorough approach to litigation.'

Peter Marcus
'Covers a wide range of housing cases across the Northern Circuit and further afield. He attracts a wealth of praise for his tenacious approach and skilful handling of clients and witnesses. He is regularly instructed in complex possession claims and anti-social behaviour matters.' 'He is well organised, methodical and excellent on his feet. He is the go-to barrister for defending housing disrepair claims.' 'Peter is very efficient and meticulous and pays great attention to detail.'

Tom Tyson
'An experienced social housing litigator who has developed a dynamic practice. He is proficient in dealing with a wide range of matters including unlawful eviction, landlord and tenant issues, and possession proceedings.' 'He is very approachable and a real expert in his field.'

Vilma Vodanovic
'An expert in disability and public law issues arising in housing cases. Her work includes possession and disrepair claims, as well as disputes relating to HMOs.' 'A go-to counsel for complex housing litigation. Exceptionally efficient and knowledgeable, she is an asset to have in any defence team.'


Jonathan Rodger
'Undertakes complex corporate and personal insolvency work as part of his mixed commercial and chancery practice. He has particular expertise in complex, high-value bankruptcy proceedings and has additional expertise in misfeasance claims made against directors.' 'A brilliant barrister.'


Simon Goldberg
'Respected commercial chancery practitioner on the North Eastern Circuit. He is frequently instructed in contract and partnership disputes as well as insolvency matters. Goldberg is head of the business and property team at Trinity Chambers.' 'He is technically astute and great in court, with a good manner with clients.'

Jonathan Rodger
'Established chancery practitioner with experience of complex and high-value claims. He has expertise in insolvency matters, property disputes and breach of contract cases.' 'He's one of the most commercial barristers I've come across.'

Richard Stubbs
'Regularly instructed in a range of contentious trust and probate matters, as well as Inheritance Act claims. He also has experience handling company and partnership disputes.' 'Excellent client rapport and good on his feet.'

The full Chambers & Partners 2022 rankings can be found here. Trinity Chambers has also been confirmed as finalists in the Regional Set of the Year category of the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards 2021.