‘Exceptional Service' from Legal 500 2017 Tier One Trinity Barristers

Many of the Silks, barristers and indeed staff at Trinity Chambers, have again been recognised in the recently published Legal 500 2017.

Set Overview

'North East set Trinity Chambers is noted for its strength in family law, particularly in financial remedy cases. However, chambers is also active in Chancery law, crime, employment, personal injury/clinical negligence and regulatory matters. In a testament to chambers’ strength, Nicola Shaw was appointed to the circuit bench in 2016 and Caroline Goodwin QC took silk in 2017. The set provides ‘an exceptional service to professional and lay clients, and counsel and clerks are always willing to assist – nothing is too much trouble’. Simon Stewart is the practice director, and ‘talented’ leaders’ clerk Richard Embley has ‘a real ability to match cases to appropriately skilled and experienced counsel’'

Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery law

Trinity is ‘well known for its expertise in Chancery law, where members act in cases involving wills and probate, trusts, estates, professional negligence, landlords and tenants, and insolvency.’ Recommended are: ‘An adroit cross-examiner,’ Simon Goldberg; Charles Holland ‘An expert in the art of persuasion’; James Kemp ‘Very experienced in Chancery cases’; Jamie Morgan ‘A very strong cross-examiner, who is personable with clients’; Richard Stubbs ‘His experience includes directors’ duties, commercial fraud and shareholder disputes’ and Antoine Tinnion ‘His attention to detail is truly mind-boggling.’


‘Areas of expertise include multimillion-pound drugs conspiracies, serious sexual offences, murder and people trafficking matters.’ Chambers’ Silks are recognised: Toby Hedworth Q.C. ‘A fantastic communicator, who distils complex facts into intelligible themes’ and Caroline Goodwin Q.C. with ‘expertise across a broad spectrum of criminal matters.’ Barristers, Glenn Gatland ‘An incisive cross-examiner, who is more than capable of holding his own against silks’ and Tony Cornberg are noted.

Employment Law

'The employment group at Trinity Chambers is widely recognised for its expertise in equal pay disputes; other key areas of instruction include discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases.' Head of the Employment group, Jane Callan ‘has a wealth of experience and sharp analytical skills.’ Helen Hogben has ‘particular experience in cases of victimisation and discrimination involving police forces and the NHS’ and is an ‘adamant and painstaking cross-examiner.' Also recognised are: Simon Goldberg ‘Very knowledgeable on complex areas of employment law’; Jamie Anderson ‘ builds strong client relationships’; Jamie Morgan is ‘An excellent advocate who builds client rapport very quickly’; Richard Stubbs whose ‘recent cases include TUPE, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims’ and ‘sound advocate with the human touch,’ Antoine Tinnion.

Family and Children Law

Trinity is commended for ‘strength in depth in family law’, with members ‘handling children cases with an international element alongside financial remedy matters.’ Heading the team, Nicholas Stonor Q.C. ‘is highly intelligent, conscientious and relates brilliantly to clients.’ The ‘brilliant on his feet,’ Christopher Knox; ‘family finance specialist,’ James Richardson; the ‘very experienced in financial remedy cases,’ Timothy Spain; Children law specialist Justin Gray; adoption expert, Fiona Walker and ‘approachable, knowledgeable and equable lawyer’ Claire Brissenden are all recommended.

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

'Trinity Chambers houses Mike Hill, an expert in dental negligence cases due to previously qualifying as a dental surgeon. His recent cases include delayed cancer diagnoses.'


Charles Holland is ‘very detail-oriented.’

Regulatory, Health and Safety, and Licensing

Ros Scott Bell’s ‘craft and oratory skill make her superb to watch in court’ with Charles Holland having ‘an encyclopaedic knowledge of all aspects of licensing law.’

2017 has been a busy year with several new barristers joining, Caroline Goodwin Q.C. becoming silk and Head of Chambers, Toby Hedworth Q.C., receiving the Northern Law Awards’ Outstanding Achievement Award.

Toby Hedworth Q.C. said of the listings, ‘Trinity, the only Tier 1 chambers headquartered in the North East, continues to grow to meet the demands and needs of its clients. Now with more practice groups to deal with specific areas of expertise, Trinity offers the highest quality specialist advice and advocacy in virtually all areas of law.’

The full Legal 500 2017 listings can be found here.

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