Chancery & Probate Law Barristers

  • Easements
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Mortgage Disputes
  • Lands Tribunal
  • Leasehold Valuations
  • Lease Renewals
  • Service Charges
  • Insolvency 
  • Agricultural Holdings 
  • Commercial Tenancies
  • Business Tenancies
  • Residential Tenancies
  • Landlord and Tenant 
  • Rent Reviews
  • Inheritance Act
  • Nuisance and Trespass
  • Real Property
  • Professional Negligence
  • Consumer Credit
  • Civil Fraud 
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Variations 
  • Probate
  • Intestacy
  • Care Home Fees 
  • Planning
  • Environmental Law
  • Guarantees 
  • Shared ownership
  • Right to Buy 
  • Dilapidations
  • Proprietary Estoppel 
  • Housing Associations 
  • Homelessness
  • Repossession
  • Housing disrepair
  • Bonds 
  • ASBOs  
  • Human Rights
  • Judicial Review
  • ADR/Mediation 

"Trinity Chambers has established strength in Chancery law; instructions for the team include professional negligence, insolvency, contentious probate, Inheritance Act, trusts and estates matters." Legal 500 2019.

"Trinity is ‘well known for its expertise in Chancery law, where members act in cases involving wills and probate, trusts, estates, professional negligence, landlords and tenants, and insolvency.’" Tier 1 Legal 500 2017.

"Trinity Chambers is a ‘go-to commercial set in the North East’, where members are well known for their Chancery expertise." Tier 1 Legal 500 2016.

"Trinity Chambers’ Chancery group undertakes a range of residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters, including possession claims, terminations of leases and dilapidation cases. Members also advise on property cases involving human rights aspects, such as anti-social behaviour issues, while other areas of expertise include easements and boundary disputes." Tier 1 Legal 500 2015.

"Solicitors view Trinity Chambers as a strong set for chancery work in Newcastle. Members have a broad range of expertise covering the entire spectrum of both contentious and non-contentious work. In particular, the group is skilled in handling probate disputes, real property claims, fraud cases and Court of Protection applications. Members of chambers are accustomed to dealing with cases of varying levels of complexity and have experience before a number of tribunals from the County Courts to the Supreme Court" Chambers UK 2015.

"Trinity Chambers’ Chancery barristers have experience in all aspects of property law, particularly disputes in relation to easements, restrictive covenants, repossessions, housing disrepair, and landlord and tenant matters." Legal 500 2014.

"Trinity Chambers is highly regarded on the North-Eastern Circuit for complex chancery work. The set's chancery group handles a broad variety of matters, with members' expertise sought out in relation to property, probate, trusts and estate, and landlord and tenant disputes."I find the set and its barristers to be very professional. They are knowledgeable and skilled in their fields, and easy to deal with. They provide prompt and expert advice, and they are professional, approachable and pragmatic." "They are a first-rate civil set in Newcastle and they have a commitment to growing as a commercial set.""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 specialist Chancery barristers have a breadth of experience and expertise in the core areas of property law, wills and probate, trusts and estates. The Chancery team advise and provide representation to clients in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters. Members of the group have a reputation for being approachable and pragmatic and for always looking at the most cost effective solution for their clients. Whilst the barristers operate from Chambers in Newcastle and Middlesbrough they accept instructions from solicitors from across England and Wales.

Barristers in the group act for a wide range of landowners including local authorities, housing associations, social housing providers, businesses, care homes, estates, commercial and residential tenants, building societies, banks, insolvency practitioners,solicitors as well as private individuals.

Barristers in the Chancery group deal with a wide range of property related issues across various tribunals including County Courts, High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords and other specialist tribunals including Public Inquiries, Leasehold Valuation Tribunals, Lands Tribunal and Land Registry Adjudications. 

Members of the group deal with all aspects of commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters including drafting leases, possession claims, service charges, rent reviews, dilapidations, assignment and termination of leases. The barristers also deal with issues relating to unlawful eviction, disrepair, alleged harassment, anti-social behaviour including Human Rights and Judicial Review issues. With local authority and social housing clients, barristers in the group have assisted in advising on and drafting policies.

The Chancery barristers deal with a wide range of real property disputes including restrictive covenants, boundaries, easements, shared ownership and adverse possession claims. The team are able to deal with disputes relating to property finance including mortgages, guarantees and property related taxation and insolvency. The barristers deal with title disputes including registered and unregistered land. 

Several of the Chancery barristers deal with civil fraud and asset recovery matters connected with Trust Law and company and commercial practice areas including issues in relation to breach of fiduciary duty and are able to deal with urgent interim relief applications such as freezing and search orders.

Barristers in the Chancery team deal with the Court of Protection and vulnerable adults and have particular expertise in issues relating to the recovery of care home fees, community care and education funding and provision as well as financial assessments and avoidance schemes.

All aspects of contentious probate are dealt with by barristers in the group including Inheritance Act claims, validity of wills, capacity and undue influence. They deal with issues relating to Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney and the role of Deputies. 

Barristers in the Chancery group deal with a wide range of professional negligence cases relating to property, trusts, wills and probate including issues involving accountants, valuers, agents, solicitors, will writers, surveyors and architects. 

Members of the Chancery Group deal with arbitrations, mediations and expert determinations. Some of the members are qualified Mediators. 

Members of the Chancery group frequently provide training events to solicitor clients as well as in-house legal teams, local authorities, social housing providers/associations, police authorities, and private businesses attracting Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) CPD accreditation.