Trinity Barristers Deliver Furlough & Commercial Property Webinar to NEECC Members

On Friday 15th May, barristers from Trinity's Employment, Business & Property teams will be delivering a webinar to members of the North East England Chamber of Commerce (NEECC)

The one hour session starts at 10am and is entitled “Furlough: the pitfalls to avoid & enforcement of commercial rent arrears.”

These are extremely difficult and testing times for businesses. Furlough is a new and ever changing concept. There are potential problems and pitfalls for employers to avoid when managing employees, some less obvious than others. Employers need to ensure that employment rights of their employees are not inadvertently breached.

Trinity Employment barristers Andrew Crammond and James McHugh will discuss issues such as: the application of the more tricky aspects of the Government’s Job Retention Scheme itself, making decisions about which employees to furlough and outlining some of the less obvious areas where employers may face employment law challenge over their decisions.

In addition, Head of Trinity’s Business and Property team and sitting Recorder (part time County Court Judge), Simon Goldberg will deliver an update on the restrictions on the recovery of commercial rent arrears during the pandemic.

For further details and to book, please click here or contact

Please note that this webinar is free of charge and open to NEECC members only.

In response to the implications of the Coronavirus pandemic, Trinity's Employment team can provide a comprehensive range of pragmatic and cost effective services for the benefit of clients, including remote working, as follows:

  • (Early) Neutral Evaluation (ENE/NE)
    Trinity offers a quick, cost effective and easy to use online dispute resolution service. Trinity Chambers can undertake either NE/ENE depending on the stage the case has reached. Trinity Chambers boasts a range of experienced practitioners, including part-time judges and a well-regarded former employment judge, who can provide clear (non-binding) guidance on case outcomes enabling parties to attempt to settle cases which will otherwise take a considerable time to reach a hearing.
  • Mediation
    An established form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Trinity Chambers’ team of former and part time judges and qualified mediators are happy to provide this cost effective and swift mechanism for resolving employment disputes at any stage.
  • Preliminary Hearings – case management, substantive and costs hearings
    All of Trinity Chamber’s Employment Team members are available for all remote preliminary hearings in the Tribunal, by telephone or video link. Trinity is happy to assist Solicitors and Tribunals in ensuring video hearings run smoothly and effectively, both locally and nationally.
  • Employment Final Hearings (liability and remedy)
    Trinity's barristers have been involved in piloting and delivering mock video trials and are comfortable and proficient in conducting trials remotely.
  • Barristers Surgeries/Advisory Work
    In these times of remote working fee earners and team members may need additional support and assistance as they are inevitably more isolated from libraries, colleagues and other legal resources. Trinity is happy to offer a surgery service where your teams or team members can make an appointment to “pick the brains” of Counsel. 

Trinity Chambers’ Employment and Clerking team are more than happy to spend some time discussing the various options available, the process, technical requirements and likely fees. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the clerking team who are operating a full service. The clerks can be contacted at or by telephone on 0191 232 1927. 

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