"Trinity Chambers has seen an uptick in industrial disease work, such as deafness and vibration white finger cases, and also in claims arising from accidents abroad. Chambers represents claimants and defendants in a wide range of minor and catastrophic personal injury cases, and are also sought after in clinical/dental negligence and credit hire matters." Tier 1, Legal 500 2015.
"Trinity Chambers’ practitioners act for claimants and defendants. A number of barristers also have niche expertise in diverse areas such holiday-related claims, costs litigation and employers liability." Legal 500 2014.
Based in Chambers in Newcastle and Teesside, the barristers in the Trinity personal injury and clinical negligence group deal with a broad range of injury claims representing both claimants and defendants. Given the number of barristers within the group and their wide ranging years call and experience the practitioners deal with cases ranging from straightforward whiplash injuries through to catastrophic head and spinal injury claims.
The personal injury barristers frequently act as an outsourced legal service to volume referrers dealing with infant approvals and other applications as part of ongoing proceedings. They have extensive RTA experience including credit hire matters.The team deal with employers’ liability claims, including industrial disease, slipping and tripping claims. The cases are predominantly funded by conditional fee agreement, legal expenses insurance and in certain circumstances, public funding.
The team deal with Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claims.
The group act on behalf of individuals, Trade Unions, legal departments of commercial organisations, Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, medical and dental defence organisations and insurers.
Barristers in the group also deal with claims and actions involving the police including allegations of false imprisonment, wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution, human rights and injury claims arising from arrests, police dogs and CS spray.
Several of the barristers within the group have experience of dealing with clinical and dental negligence matters. Representation is also available at competitive rates for Coroners Inquests.
The barristers in the personal injury team also frequently deal with holiday related claims acting on behalf of both holiday makers, insurers and travel companies. They deal with all aspects of injury sustained abroad, the disappointment of ruined holidays, accomodation difficulties, contractual disputes and travel delays. The holiday claim barristers are experienced in dealing with complex jurisdictional issues and understand the relevant European Union (EU) conventions and legislation. They deal with claims under the Package Travel Regulations.
Several of the barristers in the group specialise in costs litigation including enforceability of conditional fee agreements, summary and detailed assessment of costs and issues surrounding the recoverability of after the event insurance policies.
Whilst members of the group regularly attend hearings in Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland, Durham, North Yorkshire and Cumbria, they frequently travel nationwide to hearings.
Barristers from the group regularly provide training events to clients including workshops and seminars which attract CPD accreditation.