"Trinity Chambers has a sizeable bench of employment law barristers. It represents clients on both the employer and employee side of disputes including local authorities, trade unions, large companies and SMEs. Members are skilled at handling the full spread of employment matters. Equal pay claims are an area of particular fortitude, with members no stranger to such issues as overtime and pay arrears." "The chambers is very efficient." "Excellent, first-class service." Chambers & Partners 2019 Band 1 Employment.
"Trinity Chambers is well known for its solid experience in equal pay disputes; the team is also adept in handling matters involving unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE, whistleblowing and restrictive covenants." Legal 500 2019.
"The employment group at Trinity Chambers is widely recognised for its expertise in equal pay disputes; other key areas of instruction include discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases." Tier 1 Employment Legal 500 2017.
"Trinity Chambers is well known for its expertise in equal pay disputes, although members are also active in whistleblowing and discrimination cases. The set is frequently instructed by government employers." Tier 1 Employment Legal 500 2016.
"Trinity Chambers provides ‘an excellent service’ and has ‘a wide range of top-quality counsel’. It attracts work from instructing solicitors throughout the UK, as well as from trade unions, large companies, SMEs and local authorities. While the group deals with all aspects of employment law, equal pay is an area for which it has developed a particularly strong reputation." Tier 1 Employment Legal 500 2015.
Trinity Chambers has one of the largest practice groups of employment law barristers in the North of England. The employment law barristers regularly appear on behalf of both employers and employees, instructed by solicitors from across the UK. The barristers advise and appear at all stages of employment law disputes including providing pre-litigation advice and representation in relation to disciplinary proceedings. They attend case management discussions, provide representation at Employment Tribunal proceedings as well as settling proceedings and notices of appeal.
All barristers in Trinity's employment law group have substantial experience of appearing before the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and, in some instances, the Court of Appeal. Trinity's employment law barristers are recognised by their instructing solicitors as having a pragmatic and cost effective approach often punching above their weight. They have been described as being user friendly and approachable.
The size of the employment law team means that Trinity are able to provide barristers in terms of cost and experience proportionate to the legal issues involved.
The majority of Trinity's employment law barristers have developed a particular reputation for dealing with equal pay claims. Several Trinity barristers are members of the Government Legal Service (formerly Treasury Solicitor) approved panel of Counsel. Barristers in the Employment Law team can deal with cases on behalf of claimants and respondents involving holiday pay arrears and non-guaranteed overtime, expenses and travel time payments including issues relating to the Working Time Directive and Working Time Regulations.
Because of Trinity's proximity to the border, the barristers are frequently instructed in relation to Employment Tribunal cases held in Scotland. With Chambers in Newcastle and Middlesbrough Trinity's employment law barristers have wide geographical coverage, they are also happy to travel extensively nationwide to deal with hearings. The teams are located closely to the Employment Tribunals at North Shields and Teesside.
The employment law team are instructed by solicitors from across the UK and act for Trade Unions, Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, in house solicitors and Blue Chip companies, as well as SME’s and partnerships.
Given the frequent changes in employment case law and legislation the barristers regularly provide in-house and other training events to solicitors and other organisations, including mock Employment Tribunals attracting Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) CPD accreditation.
Barristers in the employment law group are consistently mentioned in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories.