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Trinity Chambers Legal 500 2011


Head of Trinity Chambers Toby Hedworth Q.C. welcomed with "considerable pleasure" this year's entries in the recently published Legal 500. More Trinity practitioners than in previous years are recognised in the 2011 edition which concluded "Clients praise Trinity Chambers' "excellence"...The clerks are "reliable" and "easy to communicate with.""

Practitioners across Trinity's practice groups are recognised:-

Commercial, insolvency and property 
"Names of note at Trinity Chambers include Antoine Tinnion, who has ‘excellent legal knowledge’ and pays ‘high attention to detail’;Simon Goldberg, who ‘stands out among his peers for his hard work and first-rate advocacy skills’; and Richard Stubbs, who is a ‘competent and sound advocate’, and gives opinions that are ‘nothing short of outstanding’".

Crime 
"Trinity Chambers has ‘strength in depth in the area of crime’, and is regarded by many as ‘the strongest set in Newcastle’, with ‘great organisation and clerking that attracts the leaders in many fields’. In addition to established names Toby Hedworth QC, Paul Sloan QC, Caroline Goodwin and Robert Adams, the set also houses Carl Gumsley(who ‘has a pleasant manner that is appreciated by clients and juries alike’) and Christopher Knox (who impresses with his ‘quality of preparation’). ‘Courageous and innovative advocate’ Eric Elliott QC is highly recommended." 

Employment
"Trinity Chambers’ Richard Stubbs is a ‘leader in his field’. Jamie Anderson ‘lives and breathes employment law’, and is ‘particularly adept when it comes to advising on technical and complex employment law problems’. Simon Goldberg is ‘an assured barrister’ and an ‘equal pay expert’. Philip Engelman is ‘a formidable strategist and a persuasive advocate’". 

Family 
"At the ‘undoubtedly strong’ Trinity Chambers, James Richardson is ‘thorough and forensic’, ‘his cross-examination is without fault’ and ‘his approach is resolute and tough’. Lesley McKenzie is ‘confident and persuasive’; Nicholas Stonor is ‘first class and a leader in this field’; and Angela Giovannini provides ‘an excellent overall service’. ‘Market leader in family law’ Timothy Spain and the ‘extremely thorough’ Brian Mather are recommended."
 
Health and safety/ Regulatory 
"Trinity Chambers covers all aspects of regulatory practice including health and safety executive prosecutions, UK Borders Agency prosecutions, trading standards and copyright, and several members are regularly instructed in respect of police disciplinary matters. The addition of Christopher Mitford...., Joan Smith... and Eric Elliott QC strengthens the practice. Ros Scott Bell has ‘an eye for detail, is immensely thorough and can get to grips with the most complicated of regulatory cases’. Philip Engelman is also recommended."

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