David Chidgey

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LLB (Nottingham), Masters in Business Administration (Liverpool)
Year of call and Inn: 
2000; Middle Temple
Professional Membership: 
Deputy District Judge, Recorder 2020 (Crown Court)
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Practice Overview: 

David Chidgey specialises in matrimonial finance and trusts of land cases.

He is recognised for his ability to provide clear advice and persuasive advocacy.

David has substantial advocacy experience and focuses on getting home the points which will make a difference to his client's case.

He believes it is important that the law is made as clear as possible to those who are affected by it. He has a website with over 40 video recordings which explain the divorce process in clear language: www.davidondivorce.co.uk. There is also an accompanying book.


Feedback from clients and solicitors:

"I was delighted with your choice of Counsel for X. How refreshing to find Counsel so well prepared, not just for a directions hearing but with a thorough grasp on the whole case". Friend of client.

"Thanks for yesterday, I felt client in safe and exceptionally well prepared hands". Solicitor

"Thank you for your impressive work which was, I am sure, vital to obtaining this result". Solicitor

"I should like to thank you for negotiating a settlement in Mrs X's case yesterday. I appreciate your patience and calm determination in the face of a cross and intrasigent husband". Solicitor

"David, thank you for your understanding and patience... I am pleased with the outcome as the more I think about it, the luckier I feel. You were very attentive but professional and I really appreciate your words of advice". Client

Training provided:

  • Enforcement of family financial orders: a practical guide
  • Maintenance pending suit and legal services orders
  • Child maintenance: “the gross income scheme”
  • Financial Remedies Update: “Maintenance how long and how much”
  • Update on interveners in Financial Remedies proceedings
  • The principles of equitable accounting


Areas of Practice