Trinity Chambers

Crime Department

North Eastern (Bar)
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A notable set on the North Eastern Circuit with bases in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Leeds. The barristers at Trinity Chambers are well regarded for their expert handling of a wide range of criminal cases and regularly appear in the Crown Courts across the North East, as well as Yorkshire and the Midlands. Areas of expertise for the team include serious cases relating to homicides, terrorism, sexual offences and large drugs conspiracies. The set also houses considerable strength in the full range of motor offences, and regularly act for both the prosecution and the defence.

Client service: Liam Gorman is the lead criminal and regulatory clerk.


Christopher Knox

An experienced barrister who is praised for his skilful advocacy in organised crime cases. While he regularly acts for the defence, he has also represented the CPS and HMRC. He has significant experience in homicide cases and matters concerning financial crime.
Strengths: "Agile in court and extremely experienced."


Toby Hedworth QC

An accomplished silk whose practice includes a wide range of criminal and regulatory cases. He has experience of handling homicide and terrorism matters, and is recognised for his adept handling of complex judicial review proceedings. 
Strengths: "Very good in court."