Nigel practises exclusively in financial remedy. He deals with the most complex “high net worth” cases involving property portfolios, trusts and businesses. His caseload involves particularly demanding issues of fact and law.
For many years Nigel has been consistently recommended in the guides to the legal profession. The following references highlight his skills and qualities -
"Combines forensic attention to detail with an unparalleled ability to establish and sustain client rapport." "Professional, pleasant to deal with and great on ancillary relief and settlement issues." (Chambers Guide to the UK Bar 2018)
"His attention to detail is impeccable." (The Legal 500 2017)
"He is very thorough, good with clients and with the financial side of things." "He is excellent, his preparation is second to none." (Chambers Guide to the UK Bar 2017)
"He displays meticulous attention to detail and very good rapport with clients" (The Legal 500, 2016)
"Very thorough in his preparation, and has an eye for detail" (The Legal 500 2015)
"Continues to specialise in financial matters with unusual or complicated asset structures including businesses, property portfolios and agricultural assets. Exceptionally thorough with great attention to detail, a good manner with clients and a good negotiator as well. Extremely sound, reliable and client-friendly" (Chambers UK Guide to the Bar 2015).
"Skilled at dealing with the most difficult of clients; often undertakes work that involves highly complex business and trust structures" (Chambers Guide to the Bar 2012).
"An experienced ancillary relief practitioner, who prepares thoroughly and reaps the dividends" (Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2011).
"The pick of the bunch in the East Midlands market" (Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2008).
Nigel graduated in law from Kings College London in 1975 and was called to the Bar the following year. He began practice in chambers at Leicester and joined St Mary's Chambers in 1989 to practise exclusively in family law. He was instrumental in establishing chambers as a specialist set. He was chambers treasurer for 7 years and head of chambers for 12 years. He organised the 2013 Family Law Bar Association national conference. He is presently the chair of the East Midlands Family Law Bar Association.
"Combines forensic attention to detail with an unparalleled abilty to establish and sustain client rapport."
Chambers Guide to the UK Bar 2018