Nigel Cholerton > Chambers of Tracey Hennessey > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tracey Hennessey
No.18 Barristers Chambers
21 Carlton Crescent
SO15 2ET


Areas of practice include: Family: Finance ( Divorce & Separation, Cohabitation including Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, Inheritance Act claims Trusts and Trustees)  Family: Care & Children (Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings, (International) child abduction Private law children: Contact and Residence, Domestic violence & injunctions)


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.


Western Circuit


  • Derby University (BA (Hons)
  • Nottingham Trent University PGDL
  • Nottingham Trent University LPC

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 2

Nigel CholertonNo.18 Barristers ChambersNigel is a committed barrister who takes pride in delivering the best case possible by always putting the client’s needs first. He takes time to explain thoroughly the legal process; he constantly puts a client’s mind at ease; and is not shy to be robust when a case needs it.’

No.18 Barristers Chambers‘ members have been kept especially busy handling complex private and public children law matters. Tracey Hennessey isn’t afraid to fight for her clients in the courtroom‘ and is regularly instructed in care cases involving allegations of physical and sexual abuse. The ‘always well-preparedLaura Baines represents guardians, local authorities, parents and children across a wide spectrum of public and private family law matters. Katherine Henry‘s ‘court delivery is superb, assured and gets the court’s attention in the right way‘. Complex care proceedings involving allegations of abuse have been prominent in the caseload of the ‘practicalNigel Cholerton. Sara Chalk is a ‘bold and very conscientious advocate‘.