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Trinity Barristers in Chambers & Partners 2020


Barristers from a range of Trinity's practice groups have again been recognised in the recently published 2020 edition of Chambers and Partners:

Crime

"A solid team of practitioners based in Newcastle and Middlesbrough who are experienced in handling a host of criminal offences. Its members are regularly instructed to act for the prosecution and the defence in cases relating to terrorism, homicides and sexual offences. The set houses several Grade 4 prosecutors."
"The clerking is excellent."

Toby Hedworth Q.C.
"An accomplished silk whose practice includes a wide range of criminal and regulatory cases. He has experience of handling homicide and terrorism matters. He is recognised for his adept handling of complex judicial review proceedings."
"A strong performer. He is very experienced and has a great presence with the jury."

Christopher Knox
"An experienced barrister who is praised for his skillful advocacy in organised crime cases. While he regularly acts for the defence, he has also represented the CPS and HMRC. He has significant experience in homicide cases and matters concerning financial crime."
"He prepares his cases in a meticulous manner and his advocacy is first class."

Commercial Dispute Resolution

"Trinity Chambers boasts a bench of experienced commercial barristers who act for a wide range of clients, including international companies and local SMEs, as well as private individuals and public bodies. The set handles sizeable contractual disputes, as well as shareholder and director cases, insolvency litigation and insurance work."
"The clerks are approachable, friendly and always of great assistance."

Jonathan Rodger
""A fearless advocate" who provides advice to private individuals and corporate clients across the full spectrum of commercial disputes. He has an in-depth knowledge of real estate and insolvency law in particular."
"He is very commercial, giving clients sensible and practical advice." "He is very experienced with a natural gravitas."

Richard Stubbs
""A highly intelligent barrister" recognised for his wide-ranging expertise in corporate and commercial disputes, as well as employment and property mandates. His practice spans all forms of consumer and commercial contract disputes, and breach of confidentiality, restraint of trade, partnership and shareholder litigation." 
"He is extremely strong on his legal knowledge and also excellent in his advocacy skills."
"He provides high-quality and practical advice both in conference and in written format."

Simon Goldberg
"Excellent senior junior who heads the commercial group. His practice encompasses a wide scope of commercial and contractual disputes, including shareholder litigation and cases relating to directors' duties. His clients include local businesses and international corporations."
"Experienced senior junior with the capacity to absorb and advise upon large volumes of information often in urgent circumstances."
"He is a highly intelligent barrister who has the courage of his convictions."

Employment Law

"Trinity Chambers is a highly regarded set with members who are regularly sought out for unfair dismissal, whistle-blowing and equal pay cases, as well as the full scope of discrimination claims. The set offers vast experience of representing clients in the public sector, such as government bodies and local authorities, in addition to private sector corporations and individuals. Members frequently appear before the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, and also have experience of representing clients in the Court of Appeal."
"The clerks are great to work with - very responsive and helpful."
"The clerking team is very well organised and always happy to help."

Jamie Anderson
"Has developed a sterling reputation for the advice and representation that he provides to both claimants and defendants in employment law cases. He is adept at supporting individuals seeking to negotiate exit arrangements. He is well versed in claims relating to TUPE, unfair dismissal and discrimination."
"Great to work with, highly knowledgeable and skilful in dealing with clients."
"Very efficient and good at keeping you in the loop."

Jamie Morgan
"A diligent advocate who regularly appears for claimants and respondents in all conceivable reaches of the employment law practice area. He is highly experienced in representing his clients in claims of unfair dismissal and a variety of discrimination cases."
"He is great at handling very complex cases and is brilliant with clients."
"He is very good at drafting documents."

Jane Callan
"Represents a diverse range of clients including local and health authorities, blue-chip companies and individuals, and offers specialist expertise in discrimination cases. She also handles unfair dismissal and whistle-blowing claims."
"She is very experienced and gets to grips with issues easily."
"She has a really good level of knowledge."

Richard Stubbs
"Best known for his experience advocating in complex employment matters and regularly appears for a variety of clients, from individuals to local authorities and large corporates. He is well versed in handling multi-day hearings, TUPE, discrimination, equal pay and protected disclosures."
"A superb advocate."
"He's an effective cross-examiner and very good at finding the cracks and exploiting them. He is also pragmatic and level-headed."

Simon Goldberg
"Admired for his impressive level of experience representing respondents and claimants nationally in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court. He has a depth of industry knowledge across the employment sphere, and is experienced in such matters as discrimination, unfair dismissal and equal pay."
"Simon is an excellent technical lawyer, a supreme advocate and possesses essential social skills to engage well with judges, clients and witnesses."
"He is very commercial."

Family/Matrimonial

"A Newcastle and Middlesbrough-based set with a strong bench of family practitioners, experienced in both matrimonial finance and public law children cases. Its barristers are described by interviewees as "always well researched in the work that they do." Members act for local authorities, parents and children in cases ranging from deprivation of liberty and interim care order applications to care proceedings concerning alleged non-accidental injuries, fabricated or induced illnesses or sexual abuse."
"All the clerks at Trinity are knowledgeable, helpful and go the extra mile."

Nicholas Stonor Q.C.
"Head of the family group, he is widely admired for his work on complex child care proceedings. He holds a strong track record acting in the public sphere on cases involving complex medical, religious and cultural issues, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation. He is likewise experienced in matrimonial finance and private law children matters."
"He is very gentle, but in no way a pushover - he's got a steely core."
"He has a really nice manner - not aggressive or confrontational but fights the case. As an advocate, he is really together." 

James Richardson
"Focuses his practice on family finance work, with experience of cohabitation claims as well as traditional ancillary relief work. He is well prepared to represent high net worth individuals in complicated disputes involving substantial business, property and financial concerns."
"If you put a fact in a brief, he will have it in his head. It's reassuring that he's got an extremely good memory and picks up all the details for a case."
"For financial remedy cases, he's somebody I would always think about instructing as soon as the issues are substantial and complex."

Justin Gray
"A well-respected advocate who handles the full range of children law. He represents children, parents and local authorities in care proceedings, deprivation of liberty and interim care order applications. He is well acquainted with cases of an international scope. Instructions featuring divided medical opinion also feature in his caseload."
"Academically, he's excellent, and immediately up to date with the latest case law." "He is very thorough, intelligent, astute and calm and reassuring to the client."

Timothy Spain
Known for his expertise in financial relief and children work, he is a forceful advocate as well as an accredited family arbitrator. He has handled a number of complex divorce cases involving businesses, farming, insolvency and hidden wealth, and has considerable familiarity with TOLATA claims. 
"He really knows his onions and is an arch story teller. In court, he's always well prepared and is just what you want from a barrister."
"He is the expert on the law and for technical answers."

Real Estate Litigation

"Trinity Chambers is adept at handling boundary disputes, complex injunction proceedings and property-specific insolvency matters, among other contentious real estate cases. The set acts for tenants, commercial landlords, surveyors and developers. An impressed solicitor describes the set as "knowledgeable and efficient.""
"The clerks always look after us. They get things turned around and stick to fee quotes."

Jonathan Rodger
"Highly regarded junior with extensive experience in disputes arising from real estate developments and transactions. In addition to representing clients in boundary disputes and professional negligence claims, he also specialises in insolvency matters. He has further knowledge relating to the law of adverse possession and rights of way. He has undertaken advocacy in the county courts as well as the Court of Appeal and the High Court."
"Experienced senior junior offering prompt and practical advice and acutely aware of the remit risks of the case to a client against their available financial resourcing."
"He is focused on sensible resolution, either by negotiation or a fight in court."

Chancery

Simon Goldberg
"Respected commercial chancery practitioner on the North Eastern Circuit. He is frequently instructed in contract and partnership disputes as well as insolvency matters. Goldberg is head of the business and property team at Trinity Chambers."
"A formidable opponent." "His approach to, knowledge of, and experience in complex matters is absolutely terrific."

Jonathan Rodger 
"Established chancery practitioner with experience of complex and high-value claims. He has expertise in insolvency matters, property disputes and breach of contract cases." "He is a very good tactician." "Very client-friendly." "Enthusiastic and very hard-working, with lots of experience."

Licensing

Charles Holland
"Licensing forms a large part of his broad civil practice. He predominantly acts for licensees and has substantial expertise in taxi licensing matters, as well as a broad range of licensing issues associated with music and other entertainment venues. He regularly acts in judicial reviews and appeals."
"He always provides practical advice and has an ability to navigate problems. He is one of the top licensing barristers in the country."
"He is an exceptional advocate with fantastic research skills. He gives 100% to every case to ensure the client has the absolute best chance of success."

Restructring/Insolvency

Jonathan Rodger 
"Undertakes complex corporate and personal insolvency work as part of his mixed commercial and chancery practice. He has particular expertise in complex, high-value bankruptcy proceedings, and has additional expertise in misfeasance claims made against directors."
"He's personable, hard-working and quick-witted."

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