Legal 500 2016 – Tier 1 Trinity Barristers

The 2016 Legal 500 has recently been published with Trinity Chambers achieving the highest number of listings for its barristers and Silks than ever before and has again been recognised as a Top Tier Set in the North East Circuit.

Set Overview
North East set Trinity Chambers is home to a range of counsel who are ‘easy to deal with and always high quality’. It is best known for its expertise in family proceedings with the majority of practitioners holding expertise in the area. However, chambers is also active in commercial and financial disputes, employment, crime and regulatory matters. The service is rated as ‘first class’, thanks in large part to the ‘fantastic clerks’, who ‘always go the extra mile’.

Two of Trinity’s Q.C.s are listed in the "Leading silks" guide to outstanding silks nationwide. In Crime Toby Hedworth Q.C. - recommended for white-collar crime cases. In Family and Children Law, Nicholas Stonor Q.C. - An expert in cases with complex medical evidence.

Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law
Trinity Chambers is a ‘go-to commercial set in the North East’, where members are well known for their Chancery expertise.
Leading Juniors:
Antoine Tinnion - A robust advocate, whose client service is second to none.
Charles Holland - He is an expert in persuasion and provides frank advice.
James Kemp - Recommended for Chancery matters.
Jamie Morgan - An intelligent advocate with excellent client relationship skills.
Richard Stubbs - He has an ability to grasp complex facts quickly and to get to the key issues, making them simple when often they are not.
Simon Goldberg - An accomplished strategist and advocate.

Crime Trinity Chambers’ criminal practitioners have experience in a range of areas and have recently been involved in high-profile murder cases, terrorism trials and large-scale conspiracy cases. Toby Hedworth QC successfully represented the defendant, David McCabe, in a murder trial at Teesside Crown Court. Other areas of expertise include fraud and white-collar crime.
Leading Juniors:
Caroline Goodwin - Experienced in a range of criminal cases.
Tony Cornberg - Experienced in cases involving violent crime, sexual offences and fraud.

Employment Trinity Chambers is well known for its expertise in equal pay disputes, although members are also active in whistleblowing and discrimination cases. The set is frequently instructed by government employers.
Leading juniors:
Antoine Tinnion - A hardworking practitioner with excellent attention to detail.
Jamie Anderson - Approachable, realistic and direct.
Jamie Morgan - An intelligent advocate with excellent client relationship skills.
Jane Callan - Experienced in equal pay and discrimination cases.
Richard Stubbs - He is not easily fazed.
Simon Goldberg - He has an ability to clearly see the issues in a case very quickly.

Family and Children Law
Trinity Chambers’ is ‘a go-to set for family due to its strength of depth’. The set is recommended for financial remedy and children cases with an international element. On the public law side, Nicholas Stonor QC and Fiona Walker act in serious, complex cases involving allegations of abuse. Surrogacy cases are another growing area of expertise. 
Leading juniors:
Christopher Knox - He is outstanding in cross-examination, and has passion and enthusiasm for every single case.
Claire Brissenden - A safe pair of hands in financial and children law matters.
Fiona Walker - A powerful advocate, who is a joy to watch.
James Richardson - He has great presence and is a strong problem solver.
Justin Gray - He is incredibly thorough and always well prepared - a very effective advocate.
Nicola Shaw - A first-rate lawyer, who is pragmatic with great interpersonal skills.
Timothy Spain - An expert in financial remedy cases.

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Leading juniors:
Mike Hill - Recommended for dental negligence.

Trinity Chambers contains ‘a consistently high quality of counsel’, who are ‘easy to deal with and accessible’.
Leading juniors:
Charles Holland - is a key name, handling possession claims and landlord and tenant disputes...Focused on the details; he uncovers arguments that would have never been found.

Regulatory, Health and Safety, and Licensing
Members of Trinity Chambers are well known for their licensing expertise, although Ros Scott Bell is also ‘highly proficient in broader regulatory cases’. Police disciplinary proceedings is another important area for the set.
Leading juniors:
Charles Holland - He is straightforward to deal with and always puts 100% into researching his cases, delivering great results.
Joan Smith - has a thorough knowledge of licensing law.
Ros Scott Bell - Always extremely well prepared and utterly fearless in court.

Head of Trinity Chambers, Toby Hedworth Q.C. said of the entries: ‘As the North East’s only Newcastle-headquartered Tier One chambers in the 2016 Legal 500, Trinity offers its clients in the region access to accredited quality advice and advocacy. With more recommendations than ever before, Trinity has the expertise that the North East needs.’

The full listings can be found here.

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