Nigel Cholerton

Barrister

Date of Call: 2007

What others say


He thinks outside the box to conceive new ideas
Legal 500

He thinks outside the box and has a real passion for the work he undertakes
Legal 500
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Nigel is an established and experienced practitioner who over the years has gained extensive experience in a number of fields. Nigel first qualified as a solicitor (2004). He gained Higher rights of Audience in all proceedings in 2005 before coming to the Bar in 2007.  He is a member of both our family and civil law teams and is an experienced trial advocate who is regularly instructed to attend complex, sensitive multi-day hearings in both public and private law family law matters.  Nigel also provides written advice in matters of Trusts, contractual disputes and disputes relating to land. Nigel has recently been recommended in the Legal 500 as an advocate who ‘thinks outside the box’

Nigel is an approachable and passionate practitioner who always works hard to achieve the client’s objectives by providing robust and direct advice whilst also taking into account the circumstances of the client. Nigel knows only to well the importance of working with his instructing professional to ensure that these needs are firmly met.

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.


Commercial Chancery


Contractual disputes

Nigel is a member of our Commercial team.  He has experience in civil and commercial disputes involving breach of contract claims, misrepresentation, consumer contract laws, guarantees and indemnities and the sale and supply of goods and services.

Nigel has experience in acting for both corporate and individual clients in commercial disputes and is able to provide both contentious and non-contentious advice as well as advocacy. He has a wide range expertise, whether that is in relation to partnership disputes or contractual matters.  He has appeared in various courts for both fast-track and multi-track claims and also appeared in the High Court in relation to contested injunctions and also arguments concerning guarantees and indemnities.


Professional Negligence

Nigel also accepts instructions in professional negligence and can advise  on matters relating to professional advisers, including claims against accountants and auditors, actuaries, solicitors, barristers, banks, valuers and surveyors, , trustees and stockbrokers.


Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Nigel has considerable experience in personal injury and has appeared in various courts for both fast-track and multi-track claims . His experience in dealing Personal Injury claims ranges from road traffic accidents, employers liability, product liability, “slips and trips” and occupiers liability as all other accident and disease cases such as NIHL.

Nigel is one of our direct access barristers and is regularly instructed in all of his practice areas in this way.  He is well adept and experienced in providing advice and representation directly to members of the public and to businesses.  His previous litigation experience means that he can provide cost effective advice in a bid to meet the client's needs and objectives.


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

Real property

Nigel can provide advice and representation in the broad range of property disputes. His experience includes, neighbour disputes, boundary disputes, adverse possession, co-ownership disputes, trespass and nuisance, mortgages, restrictive covenants and easements.


Landlord and tenant

Nigel accepts instructions and has experience in a full range of residential and commercial landlord & tenant disputes including dilapidation disputes.


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. He enjoys chess and cooking, but mainly enjoys spending long days out with his wife and three children.