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Legal 500 2015 - Tier 1 Trinity Barristers


The 2015 Legal 500 has been published with Trinity again Tier 1 with more entries for the barristers than ever before. Chambers is described as having ‘a range of top-quality counsel’ and being ‘proactive in meeting the needs of clients’.

Trinity’s Business group is recognised, ‘covering areas such as competition law, contractual disputes, insolvency and company law. Civil fraud is a burgeoning area of activity within both the trusts and company/commercial arenas.’ Antoine Tinnion is noted as ‘bold and incisive’; Charles Holland is ‘reassuringly knowledgeable and confident’ ; James Kemp is ‘experienced in disputes arising from distributions of estates, wills and succession issues’ ; Jamie Morgan is ‘very knowledgeable on the law, and has excellent analytical ability.’ Simon Goldberg can ‘distil the necessary legal points.’

Chambers’ ‘standout’ criminal practice ‘includes ‘some of the leading barristers on circuit. Members prosecute and defend a wide range of offences, including terrorism, internet crime, gangland and financial crime cases. Niche areas include courts martial and ‘cash for crash’ cases.’ Recognised are, Head of Chambers, Toby Hedworth Q.C., ‘his wide-ranging practice includes murders, drugs conspiracies, white-collar crime.’ Caroline Goodwin ‘has vast experience in cases involving cell-site analysis and DNA evidence.’ Tony Cornberg is ‘very knowledgeable.’

Trinity’s employment team provide ‘an excellent service’ with ‘top-quality counsel’. Antoine Tinnion has ‘one of the sharpest minds practising employment law today’; Jamie Anderson ‘really cares about getting the right result’; Jamie Morgan is ‘an excellent advocate’; Jane Callan ‘is clear in both her advice and advocacy’; Richard Stubbs ‘has a top-class manner with clients’ and Simon Goldberg is ‘a very good man to have in the trenches with you.’

Chambers’ family team is ‘always willing to assist, even at short notice’ with a ‘top-end care team. Financial remedy work is another strong suit, and members are known for their expertise in high-value matters involving complex assets.’ Nicholas Stonor Q.C. ‘ is very approachable and extremely hardworking’; Christopher Knox’s ‘care and passion for each and every case really shows’; Claire Brissenden ‘ always strives to get the best result for the client’; Fiona Walker is ‘effective, and a joy to watch’ ; ‘Nothing goes under the radar’ with James Richardson, ‘and he fights until the end’ ; Justin Gray’s ‘attention to detail is second to none’; Nicola Shaw ‘has a good, reassuring manner with clients’; Timothy Spain is ‘an expert in high-value financial remedy cases, and in Court of Protection.’

Trinity is noted as having ‘an uptick in industrial disease work and also in claims arising from accidents abroad. The ‘very approachable’ Mike Hill is recommended.

Trinity’s Chancery group is highlighted for its ‘residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters, including possession claims, terminations of leases and dilapidation cases.’

Chambers ‘covers a wide range of areas within public and administrative law, including prison law, immigration and mental health’ with Philip Engelman ‘a very confident operator in judicial review.’

Trinity’s ‘professional discipline (involving police officers, teachers and accountants, among others), trading standards, health and safety, and animal welfare’ work is highlighted. The team ‘represent authorities, applicants and objectors in firearms, gaming, sexual entertainment and taxi licensing.’ Charles Holland is commended; Joan Smith is ‘an expert in her field’; Ros Scott Bell is ‘well regarded.’

Toby Hedworth said ‘We are delighted that we remain a Tier 1 Chambers with more rankings than ever. In a challenging market, Trinity has again been independently validated as being top of the tree’.

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