Trinity Barristers & Silks in Chambers & Partners 2021

Barristers from a range of Trinity's practice groups have again been recognised in the recently published 2021 edition of Chambers and Partners:

Commercial Dispute Resolution

"A respected commercial set based in Newcastle and Leeds. Members have strong capability in substantial commercial litigation and are also sought out for non-contentious advice. They have notable experience in director and shareholder matters, contract disputes, and commercial real estate or employment litigation".

"An excellent chambers and clerking service: they are always attentive and can offer a very wide range of expertise." "The clerks are very approachable and user-friendly, readily available and efficient with invoicing. You really feel you know where you stand with them." 

Jonathan Rodger
"A strong 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 an extremely talented lawyer with great knowledge and experience in a wide range of areas, and working with him is a very positive experience."

Richard Stubbs
"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 takes a high level of care to understand the background of the matter at issue and he is commercially astute. His technical knowledge is impressive." "He's very good on his feet, and he takes a lot of information and analyses and processes it very quickly."

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". "A skilled operator who is able to cut through to the key issues and focus minds. Personable and intelligent." "I can't rate him highly enough: he's really very pragmatic and commercial, cuts through peripheral issues and has a great eye for the commercial aspect of a case."


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". “He is a very weighty advocate to have on your side - he is an opponent to be worried about."

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 has a nice advocacy style and judges like him."


"A notable set on the North Eastern Circuit with bases in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Leeds. The barristers at Trinity Chambers are well regarded for their expert handling of a wide range of criminal cases and regularly appear in the Crown Courts across the North East, as well as Yorkshire and the Midlands. Areas of expertise for the team include serious cases relating to homicides, terrorism, sexual offences and large drugs conspiracies. The set also houses considerable strength in the full range of motor offences, and regularly act for both the prosecution and the defence".

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, and is recognised for his adept handling of complex judicial review proceedings". “Very good in court."

Christopher Knox
"An experienced barrister who is praised for his skilful 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". “Agile in court and extremely experienced."


"An impressive set with particular strength in handling whistle-blowing and discrimination matters. Other areas of expertise include equal pay and worker status law. The set has a broad client base among both claimants and respondents. It has recently represented various local authorities and HMRC in employment claims". “We have been very happy with the service. The clerks have shown an understanding of the needs of the firm and our clients, and have adapted to meet those needs."

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". "Has a warm style in that he is approachable, very helpful and competent. He's very active, affable and amiable."

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". “I have always found him to be excellent in his written advice and advocacy skills."

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". "Excellent at getting to grips with complex cases, very responsive and knowledgeable, and extremely hard-working and results-oriented." "Outstanding grasp of detail; she is tactically astute and very approachable."

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". "He is a highly knowledgeable and skilled barrister who can quickly grasp the essentials of any case. He turns around work very quickly and to a high standard. He also has excellent advocacy skills and presents cases in a persuasive and effective manner." "An excellent advocate who is great to work with, highly knowledgeable and always puts witnesses at ease."

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". “Strong commercial barrister who can be a hard-hitting opponent."


"Trinity Chambers covers the full range of family law but is particularly renowned for financial remedy and public children law matters. Its members act for parents and local authorities in complex cases where abuse, injury or fabricated or induced illnesses are complicating factors. The barristers also offer expertise in adoption and care proceedings, as well as sensitive issues such as forced marriage. Instructing solicitors also seek out barristers at Trinity Chambers for their experience of divorce proceedings and the division of high-value assets. The set offers a range of alternative dispute resolution options, and has a number of in-house trained arbitrations and mediators".

"The clerks are excellent, particularly Steven Preen, the lead family clerk. They deal with queries and bookings quickly and they always manage to match the correct barrister to meet our needs." "They often arrange cover at the 11th hour for hearings that materialise at short notice." "They are excellent. They bend over backwards and I always feel looked after."

Nicholas Stonor Q.C.
"Stonor 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 private law children matters". “He is absolutely marvellous. He's really measured, clients really like him, and he's always really well prepared and great on his feet." "An excellent, persuasive advocate who works hard for his clients." "Nick is measured and forensic."

Timothy Spain
"Highly regarded for complex financial relief work, with experience handling difficult divorces and TOLATA claims involving issues around businesses, property, including farms, and hidden wealth. In addition to his considerable litigation skills, he is also a well-regarded arbitrator". “His knowledge of the law is outstanding and his preparation is always superb. His advocacy and negotiating skills are second to none." "His legal knowledge is extremely good. I find him to be invaluable." "He's an absolute one-off in that he is always really well prepared."

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". “He’s thorough, very smart and tenacious. He identifies what needs to be done and does it well." "His work is very detailed and carefully prepared." "He's incredibly knowledgeable, almost like a walking Children's Act, and able to explain things clearly."

Real Estate Litigation

"Trinity Chambers has strong capabilities in landlord and tenant disputes, as well as additional expertise in statutory nuisance claims, possession and boundary disputes, among other property matters. The barristers at Trinity attract instructions in cases dealing with a vast array of real estate, from car parks to country houses".

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". “Jonathan is a safe pair of hands and good on real property. He is well prepared and puts up a good argument."

Social Housing

"Fielding a housing team covering a range of contentious matters, Trinity Chambers acts on behalf of both landlords and tenants. The cases taken on by the set include homelessness, possession and disrepair proceedings, as well as complex anti-social behaviour matters. Members of the set are well equipped to advise on matters involving the Equality Act 2010 and human rights law".

Helen Greatorex
"A housing law specialist with extensive expertise in the Equality Act 2010. She regularly deals with complex possession cases". “She is very professional, a skilful cross-examiner and very able."

Peter Marcus
"Covers a wide range of housing cases across the Northern Circuit and further afield. He attracts a wealth of praise for his tenacious approach and skilful handling of clients and witnesses. He is regularly instructed in complex possession claims and anti-social behaviour matters"."He is totally committed to his clients."

Tom Tyson
"An experienced social housing litigator who has developed a dynamic practice. He is proficient in dealing with a wide range of matters including unlawful eviction, landlord and tenant issues, and possession proceedings". “He is an excellent advocate with a very compelling style."

Vilma Vodanovic
"An expert in disability and public law issues arising in housing cases. Her work includes possession and disrepair claims, as well as disputes relating to HMOs"."She is an excellent advocate and exudes determination."


Charles Holland 
Band 1 Northern/North Eastern Circuit. "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 really gets to grips with everything you give him and really drills down into the work to get you the best deal possible."


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"."A safe pair of hands." "He's well regarded by judges and really knows his stuff."

The full 2021 Chambers and Partners listings for Trinity can be found here.

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