Barrister Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Acceptance as a member of STEP is recognition of James' extensive experience in the specialist areas of trusts and probate by a renowned worldwide professional organization. Professional and lay clients have the confidence of knowing that STEP has a code of professional conduct which applies to all members. Membership of STEP means that James can now be referred to as a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).
With 22 barristers, Trinity Chambers' Chancery Group has gone from strength to strength covering a wide range of practice areas including trusts, estates, wills, probate, inheritance claims and Court of Protection matters. The Chancery team has been recognised in the leading legal directories:-
"Solicitors view Trinity Chambers as a strong set for chancery work in Newcastle. Members have a broad range of expertise covering the entire spectrum of both contentious and non-contentious work. In particular, the group is skilled in handling probate disputes, real property claims, fraud cases and Court of Protection applications. Members of chambers are accustomed to dealing with cases of varying levels of complexity and have experience before a number of tribunals from the County Courts to the Supreme Court" Chambers UK 2015.
"Trinity Chambers’ Chancery barristers have experience in all aspects of property law, particularly disputes in relation to easements, restrictive covenants, repossessions, housing disrepair, and landlord and tenant matters." Legal 500 2014.
As well as heading up Trinity's Agriculture Group, James, described in the Legal 500 2014 as "A highly effective Chancery practitioner" is also a member of Chambers' Business, Regulatory, Personal Injury and Court of Protection practice groups.