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Nigel Clayton

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Practice Areas

Nigel practises solely in Real Property Law – including all aspects of land law, landlord & tenant, wills and trusts and related professional negligence. He specialises in mortgage law and litigation and is frequently instructed by lenders both in relation to drafting and advisory work, and litigation. He has an impressive list of court appearances, including in the Chancery Division, Court of Appeal and House of Lords, as well as regularly appearing in property cases in the County Court, First-tier and Upper Tribunals throughout the country. Nigel’s CV is available to download from


Nigel was called to the Bar of the Inner Temple in 1987 and was previously a tenant at Bridge Street Chambers and 28 St John Street Chambers in Manchester before joining the Chancery/Commercial team at Kings Chambers in 2001. He was appointed Treasury Counsel in 2000 and a Recorder in 2003, and regularly sits on Chancery, Civil and Family cases throughout the North of England.

Professional Memberships

Full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Northern Chancery Bar Association, Northern Circuit, North Eastern Circuit.


Author of Atkin’s Court Forms Vol 28(1) Mortgages (Lexis Nexis 2020). Co-author of ‘Mortgage Possession Actions’ (Sweet & Maxwell). Editor of Contributing editor of Nigel regularly presents seminars on property-related topics.


Educated at Ilkley Grammar School, Nottingham Law School and the Inns of Court School of Law. Nigel lives near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.