"This well-regarded set with offices in Newcastle and Middlesbrough is instructed by SMEs, partnerships, local authorities, lawyers and individuals to handle commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution both regionally and nationally. It offers expertise in company, contractual and shareholder disputes, as well as professional negligence, insolvency and civil fraud cases. Members are also noted for their experience in the engineering, IT and construction sectors. "They are approachable, sensible, practical and good value for money, especially in comparison to London counsel," reports one source."The clerks give appropriate advice on whom to instruct and do not foist inappropriate barristers onto you." Chambers UK 2018.
"Based in Newcastle and Middlesbrough, it is a well-established set which has true local expertise. Sought after by SMEs, partnerships, solicitors, individuals and local authorities, the set offers a full advisory and advocacy service catering to the full spectrum of commercial dispute resolution. Members are instructed in a wide range of disputes encompassing company and contract litigation, professional negligence, insolvency and civil fraud. They are also noted for experience in the engineering, construction and IT sectors." "The clerks are very personable and helpful; they are open and happy to discuss expertise and are not scared to tell us if there is an issue." Chambers UK 2017.
"Trinity Chambers is a ‘go-to commercial set in the North East’." Legal 500 2016.
"A well-established set in Newcastle and Teesside, Trinity Chambers provides expertise in litigation and alternative dispute resolution in regional and national commercial cases. Counsel are regularly instructed in commercial property, company and contractual disputes. "The clerking team…is great. They come back straightaway."" Chambers UK 2016.
"Trinity Chambers has a dedicated business law group covering areas such as competition law, contractual disputes, insolvency and company law, and a specialist Chancery team with expertise in wills and probate, and trusts and estates. Civil fraud is a burgeoning area of activity within both the trusts and company/commercial arenas." Legal 500 2015.
"Trinity Chambers' business law team handles a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious matters for a variety of clients, including SMEs, local authorities and individual professionals. The set is able to cover the full range of commercial litigation, including disputes relating to insolvency, construction and engineering. 'The clerks are really excellent and responsive.'" Chambers UK 2015.
"Trinity Chambers’ broad commercial practice handles litigation, mediation and arbitration. Insolvency and company law are also areas of strength. Chambers’ non-contentious workload has grown recently." Legal 500 2014.
"This set offers strength in depth across a broad array of practice areas. Its business law team covers the full spectrum of commercial litigation, including construction and engineering disputes, insolvency matters and commercial judicial review. Its members represent a variety of clients, ranging from professional organisations to local authorities and government departments. Solicitors appreciate the courtesy of the clerking team, and speak highly of the consistency and quality of its practitioners. "The clerks are amazing, a bloody great team; helpful, friendly and unfailingly polite, they take all the stress away from us."" Chambers UK 2014.
"This set earns market praise and recognition for its "good service ethos and quick turnaround times." Several sources note the approachable, proactive and unstuffy manner shared by members of chambers. Areas of expertise include shareholder, partnership and landlord and tenant disputes. Satisfied solicitors say they consistently return to the set because the "quality of advice, service and clerking is excellent." Chambers UK 2013.
The Business Law group’s clients are drawn from a wide range of business organisations, SME’s, professionals, partnerships, government departments, Local Authorities, solicitors and individuals. Members of the group have a reputation for providing prompt and pragmatic legal advice, essential given the current economic climate. The barristers have experience in dealing with substantial litigated matters and recognise the benefits of arbitration. As well as being instructed by solicitors firms nationwide, they are frequently instructed by in-house legal teams to carry out bespoke pieces of work cost effectively and promptly.
The areas which they deal with frequently cross over with other specialist areas within Trinity Chambers for example Employment, Regulatory, Licensing, Mediation and Administrative and Public Law.
Whilst members of the group predominantly deal with litigated matters, increasingly barristers in the group deal with non-contentious matters including drafting, contract reviews, general “know how”, written opinions and advice. Barristers in the group have a reputation for being “user friendly”, commercial and approachable with a rapid turnaround of papers.
Barristers in the group deal with engineering and construction disputes, including contract, professional negligence, arbitration hearings, bond and guarantee disputes.
Information technology is an area that has developed rapidly in recent years to which barristers in the group have responded, dealing with website design contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, as well as contract drafting and reviews.
Several barristers in the group have substantial experience in dealing with company law issues including directors duties and shareholder disputes.
Barristers in the group act for companies, directors, debtors, individuals in contentious and non-contentious personal and corporate insolvency proceedings. They deal with administrations, receiverships, liquidations, bankruptcy and voluntary arrangements.
Barristers in the group deal with civil fraud and asset recovery connected with company and commercial matters including issues in relation to directors' disqualifications and breach of fiduciary duty, they are able to deal with urgent interim relief applications such as freezing and search orders.
Procurement and competition law is constantly evolving incorporating EU procurement directives and complex legislation. Several barristers in the group advise public bodies including Local Authorities and police authorities in relation to challenges to procurement exercises including Judicial Review. Similarly, members of the group also advise businesses in relation to potential challenges in respect of failed tenders and bidding procedures. These cases are often high value and have strict time limits.
Insurance disputes are becoming increasingly prevalent and is an area that barristers in the group are regularly instructed in by solicitors across various industry sectors. They deal with drafting of insurance documents through to litigation involving insurers, re-insurers and brokers.
Whilst Trinity has chambers in Newcastle and Teesside, barristers in the Business Law group attend hearings nation wide representing clients from across the UK often on an urgent basis and at short notice. Members of the group deal with arbitrations, mediations and expert determinations. Some of the members are qualified Mediators.
Barristers in the group frequently provide training events to solicitor clients as well as in-house legal teams, Local Authorities, and private businesses attracting Solicitors Regulation CPD accreditation.