David Chidgey

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

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

Between 2001 and 2012 David practiced as a criminal barrister.

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