"Trinity Chambers features an impressive team of family law specialists. Practitioners at the set work to resolve disputes through both litigation and ADR methods and act in cases of all kinds, including those relating to matrimonial finance as well as public and private children law. They are well equipped to act in divorce proceedings involving the complex division of assets such as pensions, businesses, partnerships and inherited wealth. In addition, members of the family team are noted for their expertise in care proceedings and adoption cases." "They are helpful, friendly and responsive." "They are always well organised and courteous." Chambers & Partners 2019.
"Trinity Chambers’ family practice is adept at handling financial remedy cases alongside a range of children law matters. Recent work for the team includes adoption, non-accidental injuries and care proceedings." Legal 500 2019.
"Prominent North Eastern set, based in Newcastle and Middlesbrough, with a wide-ranging family law offering. Matrimonial finance is an area of particular strength, and attracts a steady flow of instructions from high net worth individuals seeking to resolve their finances after having separated or divorced. Members have considerable experience, not only in contentious proceedings, but as accredited arbitrators and mediators. Market commentators describe the set as being "exceptionally good" and "of really high quality when it comes to finance and children work." "The clerks are approachable and accommodating." "The clerks are very helpful and easy to deal with." Chambers UK 2018.
"Trinity is commended for ‘strength in depth in family law’, with members ‘handling children cases with an international element alongside financial remedy matters.’" Tier 1, Legal 500 2017.
"A well-regarded set for both finance and children work, operating from Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Provides robust advocacy at all levels of the court system and also has ample expertise in ADR, boasting as it does several accredited arbitrators and mediators in its ranks. Members of Trinity Chambers have recently been instructed in novel matters pertaining to issues of radicalisation and child harm, as well as high-value ancillary relief cases." "We find the clerks very accommodating, helpful and easy to get hold of. They do all they can to help us, even at the last minute or at short notice." Family/Matrimonial, Chambers UK 2017.
"Trinity Chambers’ is ‘a go-to set for family due to its strength of depth’. The set is recommended for financial remedy and children cases with an international element... Surrogacy cases are another growing area of expertise." Tier 1, Legal 500 2016.
"A strong North Eastern set with members based in both Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Trinity Chambers is instructed on cases across the full remit of family law and is widely recognised for its particular expertise in matrimonial finance and financial remedy claims. "They cannot be more helpful - always available and accommodating, they really go the extra mile and always keep in touch. They get all the little things right." Family/Matrimonial Band 1, Chambers UK 2016.
"Trinity Chambers’ team is ‘always willing to assist, even at short notice’, and has ‘good strength in depth’. It has a top-end care team that represents local authorities, parents and guardians in a range of cases, including factitious illnesses, non-accidental injuries and child fatalities. Financial remedy work is another strong suit, and members are known for their expertise in high-value matters involving complex assets. Nicholas Stonor QC took silk in 2015; and three members sit as Deputy District Judges, along with two as Recorders." Tier 1, Legal 500 2015.
"Trinity Chambers is widely recognised on the North Eastern Circuit for its breadth of expertise in family law. Its high-calibre family team is accomplished in areas spanning challenging ancillary proceedings to sensitive children matters for a variety of lay, professional and high-profile clients.'Its clerks, led by Alison Dickason, and reception staff are very efficient and helpful. They are a credit to the Chambers.'" Family/Matrimonial Band 1, Chambers UK 2015.
"Trinity Chambers’ ‘extremely strong' family group is well regarded for its expertise in public law care work, but practitioners have expertise in all areas of family law. The set is also recommended for financial remedy work, and cases involving companies, farming and agricultural businesses." Legal 500 2014.
"Trinity Chambers has cemented its position as one of the leading sets in the North East, and is renowned for its expertise across all aspects of family law. Its members are commended for their fantastic span of specialist family law knowledge, which ranges from complex ancillary relief to the heavy end of children's proceedings, including international abductions and sensitive public law cases. "The clerking is first-class; the service that my firm gets from Trinity Chambers is superb."" Family/ Matrimonial Band 1, Chambers UK 2014.
Family law is one of the most challenging and dynamic areas of law. The Trinity Family Law group, based in Chambers in Newcastle and Teesside, is one of the largest in the North of England. Trinity's family barristers offer a broad range of expertise and experience to their instructing solicitors and are supported by a dedicated clerking team. All aspects of family law are covered, at all levels of court.
A high quality and user-friendly service is provided by Trinity's family barristers. Lay clients are represented with vigour, realism and compassion. Professional clients are valued, and the Family group recognises the importance of a prompt response, continuity of barristers and good communication with solicitors at all times. Whilst members of the group regularly attend hearings in Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland, Durham, North Yorkshire and Cumbria, they frequently travel nationwide to hearings and are instructed by solicitors across the UK.
Many family barristers in the group are consistently mentioned in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories. Silk, Nicholas Stonor Q.C. heads the Family team.
Several barristers sit as Deputy District Judges and two as Recorders. An increasing number of the family barristers are instructed to chair and prepare overview reports for Serious Case Reviews. Members include some former solicitors.
Trinity are able to offer a full range of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options including Arbitration and Mediation. Several barristers in the family team are qualified Arbitrators and Mediators. Trinity have facilities to hold Arbitration and Mediation hearings in Chambers.
The barristers in the family team have extensive experience of dealing with complex matrimonial finance and financial remedy matters following divorce including cases involving companies, businesses, partnerships, directors, military personnel, farming and agricultural businesses as well as high profile clients including actors, celebrities, sports men and women.
The group offers a long-established and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) CPD accredited programme of seminars on all aspects of family law for solicitors with topics ranging from Ancillary Relief to Care proceedings and Adoption. In recent times the group have received an increasing number of requests from Local Authority solicitors for focussed training in areas such as forced marriage and court skills for social workers.
Members of the group value their own continuing professional development. They meet regularly for in-house talks and discussion. There are frequent cross-overs with other disciplines within Chambers, such as Court of Protection, Crime, Immigration, Insolvency, Judicial Review and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including Arbitration and Mediation.