Nigel Cholerton

Barrister

Date of Call: 2007

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Nigel first qualified as a solicitor in 2004. Thereafter he gained Higher Rights of Audience in 2005 and was then called to the Bar in 2007 (Lincolns Inn). Nigel joined No18 Chambers in 2011 and is considered as a senior member in Chambers.

Nigel enjoys a busy practice in all matters concerning Family law including Matrimonial finance, public proceedings and private proceedings. In public proceedings Nigel regularly deals with complex multi-day hearings involving Non-accidental injuries where he appears on both behalf of Local Authorities, parents and Guardians at all levels. Nigel has become known for his robust approach to cases and his attention to detail.

Nigel also has a busy practice in both Matrimonial finance and cohabitation settlements involving the application of TOLATA. He regularly provides advice on settlements and regularly attends for FDR and final hearings. Some of his recent cases have involved complex finances involving multiple properties and also enforcement of declarations of trusts. Nigel also advises on interim remedies and Barder appeals.

Nigel is licensed to accept direct access instructions.

Expertise

Family: Care & Children

Contact and Residence disputes under the Children Act 1989

As a member of our Family team Nigel is regularly instructed to appear in multi-day findings of fact and final hearings.  He receives regular instructions in all aspects of matters involving children including Child Arrangement Orders, Specific Issue and Prohibited Steps Orders.

Nigel also receives instructions for emergency injunctions and contested hearings for Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders.

Nigel is more than aware of the sensitivity that can be attached to these proceedings when acting for either parent and he has significant experience in dealing with sensitive matters for both parents.


Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings

Nigel is an established Family Practitioner with significant experience in care proceedings appearing  for parents, guardians, Local Authorities and Interveners.

He is regularly instructed to attend emergency protection orders, interim care orders and multi-day complex findings of fact and final hearings.

Nigel frequently appears in cases involving complex facts or legal argument at all levels of court. He is often instructed in lengthy fact-finding hearings or final hearings involving;

•Infant death and non-accidental injury

•Parental murder

•Sexual abuse including multi-generational abuse and inter-sibling abuse

•Fabricated and/or induced illness

•Human Rights and incapability

•Neglect

•Drug and alcohol abuse

•Domestic violence


Family: Finance

Nigel has a strong practice in matrimonial finance and property disputes and frequently attends all hearings during the course of proceedings including MPS applications, final hearings and enforcement at all levels.  In addition he is regularly asked to advise on complex matters of both matrimonial finance including Barder appeals


Divorce & Separation

Nigel has a strong practice in matrimonial finance and property disputes and frequently attends all hearings during the course of proceedings including MPS applications, final hearings and enforcement at all levels.  In addition he is regularly asked to advise on complex matters of both matrimonial finance including Barder appeals.


Cohabitation including Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act 1996

Nigel has extensive experience in a variety of civil maters.  For matters involving cohabitation disputes of land Nigel is frequently instructed to provide written advice and also attend conferences on complex matters of trusts.  He has a particular interest in trusts and the law of equity and has been instructed on various complex matters.


Inheritance Act claims

Nigel’s experience has also seen him provide written advice on matters of inheritance and contested probate.  His family law and civil law experience has naturally seen such instructions.


Chancery and Commercial

Traditional Chancery


Inheritance Act claims

Nigel’s experience has also seen him provide written advice on matters of inheritance and contested probate.  His family law and civil law experience has naturally seen such instructions.


Trusts and Trustees

Nigel has extensive experience in a variety of civil maters.  For matters involving cohabitation disputes of land Nigel is frequently instructed to provide written advice and also attend conferences on complex matters of trusts.  He has a particular interest in trusts and the law of equity and has been instructed on various complex matters.


Employment & Discrimination

Nigel has expertise in all areas of employment and discrimination ranging from straight forward Unfair dismissal/ constructive dismissal, Breach of contract, Unlawful deduction from wages, Holiday pay claims through claims involving Redundancy, Discrimination (including harassment and victimisation) TUPE and 'Whistle-blowing'.

Nigel regularly accepts instructions to act on behalf of employees and employers.  His employment law experience has seen appearances in Nottingham, Birmingham and Southampton, Croydon and Havant Employment Tribunals.

Nigel also regularly appears in County Court and High Court proceedings, particularly in employment-related matters.


Property

Trusts of land and proprietary estoppel

Nigel has extensive experience in a variety of civil maters.  For matters involving cohabitation disputes of land Nigel is frequently instructed to provide written advice and also attend conferences on complex matters of trusts.  He has a particular interest in trusts and the law of equity and has been instructed on various complex matters.


Qualifications

  • Derby University (BA (Hons)
  • Nottingham Trent University PGDL
  • Nottingham Trent University LPC
  • Advocacy Trainer - Lincolns Inn

Membership

  • Western Circuit

Personal Info

Outside of work Nigel is a classically trained pianist, enjoys chess and spending time with his family.