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Trinity Chambers

Family/Matrimonial

3 ranked barristersBand 2North Eastern (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table

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Trinity Chambers covers the full range of family law but is particularly renowned for financial remedy and public children law matters. Its members act for parents and local authorities in complex cases where abuse, injury or fabricated or induced illnesses are complicating factors. The barristers also offer expertise in adoption and care proceedings, as well as sensitive issues such as forced marriage. Instructing solicitors also seek out barristers at Trinity Chambers for their experience of divorce proceedings and the division of high-value assets. The set offers a range of alternative dispute resolution options, and has a number of in-house trained arbitrations and mediators.

Client service:

"The clerks are excellent, particularly Steven Preen, the lead family clerk. They deal with queries and bookings quickly and they always manage to match the correct barrister to meet our needs." "They often arrange cover at the 11th hour for hearings that materialise at short notice." "They are excellent. They bend over backwards and I always feel looked after."

Strengths:

Justin Gray
A well-respected advocate who handles the full range of children law. He represents children, parents and local authorities in care proceedings, deprivation of liberty and interim care order applications. He is well acquainted with cases of an international scope. Instructions featuring divided medical opinion also feature in his caseload.
"He's thorough, very smart and tenacious. He identifies what needs to be done and does it well." "His work is very detailed and carefully prepared." "He's incredibly knowledgeable, almost like a walking Children's Act, and able to explain things clearly."

Strengths:

Nicholas Stonor QC
Head of the family group, Stonor is widely admired for his work on complex child care proceedings. He holds a strong track record acting in the public sphere on cases involving complex medical, religious and cultural issues, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation. He is likewise experienced in private law children matters.
"He is absolutely marvellous. He's really measured, clients really like him, and he's always really well prepared and great on his feet." "An excellent, persuasive advocate who works hard for his clients." "Nick is measured and forensic."

Strengths:

Timothy Spain
Highly regarded for complex financial relief work, with experience handling difficult divorces and TOLATA claims involving issues around businesses, property, including farms, and hidden wealth. In addition to his considerable litigation skills, he is also a well-regarded arbitrator.
"His knowledge of the law is outstanding and his preparation is always superb. His advocacy and negotiating skills are second to none." "His legal knowledge is extremely good. I find him to be invaluable." "He's an absolute one-off in that he is always really well prepared."

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Silks (QC)

North Eastern (Bar)

Family: Children


Nicholas Stonor QC
Band 1

Juniors

North Eastern (Bar)

Family: Children


Justin Gray
Band 2

Family: Matrimonial Finance


Timothy Spain
Band 1