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Toby Hedworth Q.C. Features in Journal Law Awards Supplement


Head of Trinty's Toby Hedworth Q.C., joins other winners of the 2017 Northern Law Awards in the Journal's recently published Awards supplement.

At the Northern Law Awards, held on 1st June at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award was awarded to Toby Hedworth Q.C.. He was recognised for his contribution to the Region’s legal community, as well as overseeing and inspiring the expansion and diversification of Trinity, making it an outward-looking, vibrant and commercial set that has lost none of its commitment to publicly funded work.

Representing Trinity Chambers at the Awards, fellow Silk, Nicholas Stonor Q.C. said of Toby “to his great credit and to the great benefit of our regional legal community – his reputation for excellence extends nationally. He is a great ambassador for the North East.”

The Northern Law Awards recognise legal talent and success in the Region from a wide range of organisations including firms of solicitors, universities, barristers chambers and in house legal teams. The Awards also celebrate talent from across career stages with categories spanning from Trainee and Rising Star of the Year to the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Born and educated in the North East, Toby Hedworth Q.C. studied Law at Cambridge before returning to the region and being called to the Bar in 1975. He then undertook pupillage and became a barrister at 60 Grainger Street, Newcastle, later to become Trinity Chambers. Toby Hedworth established himself as a leading junior barrister, specialising in prosecuting and defending criminal and regulatory cases. He was appointed Crown Court Recorder in 1991 and took Silk in 1996.

Toby Hedworth became Head of Chambers at Trinity in 1998. During his time as Head, he has driven the development of Chambers, including the renovation of and move to the Custom House on Newcastle's Quayside in 2004 and the opening of Chambers in Middlesbrough. Under Toby’s leadership, Trinity has tripled in size, with approaching 80 barristers and Silks.

Reflecting on receiving his Outstanding Achievement Award Toby Hedworth Q.C. said “Any professional success that I have enjoyed has been largely because of the guidance and support of those around me in Chambers. I regard this award as very much being for everyone, the barristers and the staff, at Trinity Chambers”.

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