Set Profile > Trinity Chambers > Middlesbrough, England
Trinity Chambers Offices
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Trinity Chambers > The Legal 500 Rankings
Trinity Chambers includes employment barristers who act for respondents and claimants across a wide range of employment law issues, with noted expertise in whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, discrimination and TUPE cases. Jane Callan is sought after by health authorities, local authorities and blue-chip companies for her specialist expertise in discrimination matters. Richard Stubbs provides 'always constructive advice' on cases involving whistleblowing, TUPE, discrimination, and unfair and wrongful dismissal claims, to name a few areas. Jamie Anderson acts for claimants and respondents in disability discrimination claims. Helen Hogben is 'a calm and measured advocate', with noted expertise in handling cases involving allegations of victimisation, discrimination and whistleblowing.
‘Chris Gibbin is an extremely helpful and experienced clerk‘.
‘All clerks revert quickly and deal with concerns expeditiously‘.
'Strong family set' Trinity Chambers is home to a team of 'talented barristers at all levels', and is singled out by clients as a 'go to set for private children work due to strength in depth'. On the financial remedy side, Timothy Spain is a key practitioner, and regularly handles high-value financial and ancillary relief cases as well as acting in local authority children matters. Nicholas Stonor QC has 'an extraordinary grasp of the law and the facts'; complex care cases, relocation matters and forced marriage issues are among his areas of expertise. Justin Gray has a niche focus on child law cases pertaining to international movement of children, and placement of children in Scotland by local authorities. In October 2020 James Richardson was appointed to the district bench.
‘The set has a plethora of highly intelligent, highly skilled barristers, who clients ask for time and time again‘.
‘A very experienced set of family barristers‘.
‘A reliable chambers, always offering superb representation‘.
‘A very well served set from the bottom to the top‘.
‘The family clerking team is led by the dynamic Steven Preen and the unflappable Ken McLafferty, who complement each other to great effect‘.
‘Ken McLafferty and Steven Preen are excellent. They are friendly, accommodating and efficient‘.
‘The clerks are practical, down to earth, helpful and flexible‘.
Trinity Chambers has 'good strength in depth across the social housing team'. The group acts for housing associations, landlords, tenants and local authorities in anti-social behaviour claims, disrepair, possession claims and homelessness matters, among other areas. The 'calm and approachable' Helen Greatorex specialises in housing law, and has particular expertise in tenancy agreement issues and homelessness applications. Vilma Vodanovic is sought after for her extensive experience in possession claims involving discrimination and capacity issues. Peter Marcus is regularly instructed in disrepair and anti-social behaviour cases.
Viewed as 'an excellent set' with 'a number of very accomplished members', Trinity Chambers' team is instructed in a range of commercial disputes. Simon Goldberg is 'extremely knowledgeable and clearly very experienced', and recently represented a claimant in a strike-out application in an unfair prejudice claim involving allegations of abuse of process. Richard Stubbs 'regularly gets to the root of key issues quickly and effectively' and 'gives clear advice' on commercial fraud, shareholder disputes and restraint of trade, among other areas. Antoine Tinnion is instructed by companies, shareholders, and directors across a wide spectrum of contentious work.
‘Steve Walker is excellent. He takes the time to understand the problem and works around the clock to ensure expectations are met‘.
‘The clerks are very responsive‘.
Trinity Chambers is 'an outstanding set which is extremely competent in all areas of crime'. The 'strong' team has considerable experience prosecuting and defending in high-profile cases of murder, serious sexual offences and multi-handed drugs conspiracies, to name a few. Toby Hedworth QC defended a man who was acquitted after being accused of helping his brother to commit a murder using a machete. Head of the criminal team Caroline Goodwin QC is 'a consummate jury advocate, who is a fighter and a winner'. Christopher Knox is regularly instructed in cases involving serious sexual offences and major armed robberies. In another case highlight, Glenn Gatland appeared before the Court of Appeal in R v Johnson and others, a case involving issues of law of conspiracy.
‘A forward-thinking set‘.
‘The chambers quite clearly house a number of very able and strong local practitioners‘.
‘Very professional and well run. A variety of good and dedicated barristers‘.
‘The clerks, in particular the lead criminal clerk Liam Gorman, are excellent – incredibly helpful and friendly, and always respond quickly to queries. Have never had a problem with the service they provide and they make everything very easy‘.
‘The criminal team is run to perfection by Liam Gorman‘.
‘Liam Gorman is a fantastic, friendly clerk, always willing to help‘.
‘The Teesside branch is spearheaded by Chris Gibbon, who is extremely helpful and efficient‘.
Trinity Chambers > Set Profile
Trinity Chambers, operating from premises in Newcastle upon Tyne, Middlesbrough, and Leeds is an established yet progressive set covering a wide range of practice areas supported by an experienced and approachable clerking team.
The set: Trinity Chambers, established in 1954, is one of the leading sets of barristers chambers in the North of England. This reputation has been built on a strategic programme of rolling investment in technology, staff and facilities. Trinitys sites are each located close to the court centres. The premises in Newcastle, at the historic Custom House, provide state of the art facilities, including video link, extensive conferencing rooms and seminar facilities. The barristers provide an ongoing rolling programme of CPD training events. Many of Trinitys members sit as deputy district judges and Crown Court recorders. Trinity barristers deal with instructions and hearings across the UK, acting for a wide range of clients including solicitorsâ firms, in-house counsel, insurers, blue chip companies, local authorities, police authorities and NHS trusts.
Types of work undertaken: Administrative and public: complex judicial review, including public procurement, regulatory, immigration, planning, prison law, education, housing and licensing.
Agriculture: wide range of agricultural-related cases including tenancies, common agricultural policy issues, livestock, conservation, trusts.
Business: insolvency, company, partnership and commercial disputes, directorsâ duties, disqualifications, consumer credit, civil fraud, construction, financial mis-selling, sale of goods and services.
Chancery: contentious probate, Inheritance Act claims, trusts of land, property disputes, boundary disputes, housing, restrictive covenants, injunctive relief, Land Registry issues, landlord and tenant.
Costs: several members of the group sit as deputy district judges dealing with CCMCs, costs budgeting, relief from sanction, proportionality, conduct issues and appeals.
Crime: high-profile cases; instructed by the prosecution and defence in cases involving homicide, murder, manslaughter, sexual offences, serious fraud, motor offences, drugs, conspiracies, proceeds of crime, prison law appeals and courts martial.
Employment: national reputation for equal pay, discrimination, whistleblowing, redundancy, TUPE, dismissals, working time regulations and holiday pay.
Family and matrimonial finance: child care, adoption, honour violence, forced marriage, high-value matrimonial finance disputes and trusts of land.
Immigration: points-based system, entry clearance, UK Border Agency, asylum and human rights issues.
Licensing: committee hearings through to judicial review covering alcohol, taxis, premises, firearms, the sex industry, gaming and betting.
Mental health and Adult Care: Care Act, community care, deprivation of liberty, capacity, inherent jurisdiction, vulnerable adults, welfare decisions, powers of attorney and financial abuse.
Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant and defendant clients across the UK, dealing with portal claims, small claims, fast-track and multi-track matters, expertise in credit hire. Several of the barristers dealing with clinical negligence, dental negligence and coroners inquests.
Planning and environment: complex planning inquiries, appeals, enforcement proceedings, village greens, renewable energy, injunctions, rights of way, gypsies and travellers, environmental protection.
Regulatory: fitness to practise hearings, including NMC, HCPC, GMC and GDC. Animal welfare, marine regulation, inquests and disclosure. The team work closely with local authorities in areas such as trading standards, health and safety, RIPA, courts martial and police discipline.
Alternative dispute resolution: including qualified mediators and chartered arbitrators.
Inquests: Trinity’s Inquest barristers are instructed by both bereaved families and other interested persons such as NHS trusts, the Police and local authorities, in addition to private companies, trade unions and insurers.
Social Housing: The team regularly appear in courts and tribunals at all levels and are often at the forefront of key legal developments in this ever-evolving and technically challenging area.
Civil Liberties & Human Rights: The balance in the team is reflected in its broad spread of instructions received from both Claimant and Defendants
Trinity Chambers abides by its equality and diversity policies, copies of which are available on request.
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|Lead Civil Clerk||Steve Walkeremail@example.com||0191 232 1927|
|Teesside clerk||Chris Gibbinfirstname.lastname@example.org||01642 247569|
|Lead Criminal and regulatory clerks||Liam Gormanemail@example.com||0191 232 1927|
|family clerks||Ken McLaffertyfirstname.lastname@example.org||0191 232 1927|
|Leed family clerk||Steven Preenemail@example.com||0191 232 1927|
|Criminal and regulatory Clerks||Alyson Hailesfirstname.lastname@example.org||0191 232 1927|
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|family clerks||Paula McClurefirstname.lastname@example.org||0191 232 1927|
|family clerks||Roseanna Smithemail@example.com||0191 232 1927|
|Members of Chambers||HEDWORTH QC, Toby (1975)|
|Member of Chambers||CORBETT QC, James (1975)*|
|Members of Chambers||STAFFORD QC, Andrew (1980)*|
|Members of Chambers||CAMPBELL QC, John (1981)|
|Member of chambers||REED, Paul (1975)|
|Member of Chambers||ADAMS, Jamie (1978)|
|Members of Chambers||FITZGIBBON QC, Francis (1986)*|
|Member of Chambers||RUTLEDGE QC, Kelvin (1989)*|
|Members of Chambers||GOODWIN QC, Caroline (1988)|
|Members of Chambers||STONOR QC, Nicholas (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||DUFFIELD, Stephen (1969)|
|Members of Chambers||GATLAND, Glenn (1972)|
|Members of Chambers||KNOX, Christopher (1974)|
|Members of Chambers||HAWKS, Anthony (1975)|
|Members of Chambers||CALLAN, David (1979)|
|Members of Chambers||ENGELMAN, Philip (1979)*|
|Members of Chambers||WILKINSON, John (1979)|
|Member of Chambers||FRANCIS, Andrew (1977)|
|Members of Chambers||CROSS, Paul (1981)|
|Members of Chambers||SMART, Jacqueline (1981)|
|Members of Chambers||McKENZIE, Lesley (1983)|
|Members of Chambers||SPAIN, Timothy (1983)|
|Members of Chambers||O'SULLIVAN, John (1984)|
|Members of Chambers||TAYLOR, Susan (1987)|
|Members of Chambers||ROUTLEDGE, Shaun (1988)|
|Members of Chambers||RUTTER, Andrew (1990)|
|Members of Chambers||SCOTT BELL, Ros (1993) *|
|Members of Chambers||DUNN, Katherine (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||GRAY, Justin (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||HOLLAND, Charles (1994)|
|Members of Chambers||CALLAN, Jane (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||TYSON, Tom (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||KIDD, Jo (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||MITCHELL, Tom (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||CAPPS, Deveral (1995)*|
|Members of Chambers||SWEETING, Margaret (1996)|
|Member of Chambers||CAULFIELD, Paul (1996)|
|Members of Chambers||GREATOREX, Helen (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||TAYLOR, Yvonne (1998)|
|Members of Chambers||WALKER, Fiona (1998)|
|Member of Chambers||CRAWLEY, Kevin (1998)*|
|Members of Chambers||ALLAN, Nicola (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||GOLDBERG, Simon (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||HEDWORTH, Rachel (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||KEMP, James (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||KITCHING, Kossar (1999)|
|Member of Chambers||RODGER, Jonathan (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||MENDOZA, Elizabeth (1999)|
|Member of Chambers||CURRER, Paul (2000)|
|Member of Chambers||HIRST, Sue (2001)|
|Member of Chambers||PHILLIPS, Ruth (2001)|
|Member of Chambers||MATHER, Brian (2002)|
|Member of Chambers||HEDWORTH, Joe (2002)|
|Member of Chambers||STEVENS, Henry (2002)|
|Members of Chambers||VODANOVIC, Vilma (2002)|
|Member of Chambers||WOOD, Katherine (2002)|
|Member of Chambers||ANDREWS, Natasha (2002)|
|Member of Chambers||CORNBERG, Tony (2003)|
|Member of Chambers||FOLEY, Jane (2003)|
|Member of Chambers||ANDERSON, Jamie (2004)|
|Member of Chambers||BRISSENDEN, Claire (2004)|
|MARCUS, Peter (2004)|
|Member of Chambers||TINNION, Antoine (2004)|
|Member of Chambers||COMBE, David (2005)|
|Member of Chambers||STUBBS, Richard (2005)|
|Member of Chambers||HOLT, Kim (2005)|
|Member of Chambers||BYRNE, William (2006)|
|Member of Chambers||HOGBEN, Helen (2006)|
|Member of Chambers||MORGAN, Jamie (2006)|
|Member of Chambers||STOKES-HERBST, Rebecca (2006)|
|Member of Chambers||CLEGHORN, Marian (2007)|
|Member of Chambers||CRAMMOND, Andrew (2008)|
|Member of Chambers||MARWICK, James (2008)*|
|Member of Chambers||SEHAT, Amanda (2009)|
|Member of Chambers||BRIEN, Morgan (2010)|
|Member of Chambers||MCHUGH, James (2010)|
|Member of Chambers||GOODINGS, Patrick (2010)|
|Member of Chambers||NAGEL, Laura (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||BOWKER, Nicola (2012)|
|Member of Chambers||SUTTLE, Rebecca (2012)|
|Member of Chambers||CROWE, Matthew (2013)|
|Member of Chambers||DUFFY, Stephen (2013)|
|Member of Chambers||FENWICK, Kate (2013)|
|Member of Chambers||RICHARDSON, Alice (2013)|
|Member of Chambers||ADAMS, Verity (2013)|
|Member of Chambers||MORTON, Grace (2014)|
|Member of Chambers||KIDWELL, Nigel (2015)|
|Members of Chambers||MILLER, Laura Jane (2015)|
|Members of Chambers||CRAWFORD, John (2016)|
|Members of Chambers||WRIGHT, Ellen (2017)|
|Member of Chambers||O'NEILL, Kieran (2017)|
|Member of Chambers||MARSHALL, Helen (2017)|
|Member of Chambers||LITTLEFAIR, Alex (2017)|
|Member of Chambers||REED, Stephen (2017)|
|Member of Chambers||NAJAH, Parissa (2017)|
|Members of Chambers||PERCY-RAINE, Henry (2017)|
|Members of Chambers||SHARP, Lewis (2017)|
|Members of Chambers||HEGARTY, Chris (2018)|
|Members of Chambers||MELLOR, Shada (2017)|
|Members of Chambers||COTTRELL. Jack (2018)|
|Member of Chambers||KERFOOT, Paul (2018)|
|Members of Chambers||BAILEY, Julian (2019)|
|Member of Chambers||ABALADEY, Patience (2018)|
|Member of Chambers||HOPKINS, Matthew (2019)|
|Members of Chambers||CHEETHAM, Abigail (2019)|
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Top Tier Set Rankings
- Regional Bar Employment
- Regional Bar Family and children law
- Regional Bar Licensing
- Regional Bar Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)
- Regional Bar Property and construction
- Regional Bar Social housing