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Trinity Chambers

Chambers of Toby Hedworth QC

Work 0191 232 1927
Fax 0191 232 7975
Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne


Trinity Chambers, operating from premises in Newcastle upon Tyne and Middlesbrough, 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. Trinity€™s sites in Newcastle and Middlesbrough 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 solicitors’ 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, directors’ 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 Court of Protection: 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.

Trinity Chambers abides by its equality and diversity policies, copies of which are available on request.


Above material supplied by Trinity Chambers (Chambers of Toby Hedworth QC).

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