36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082
5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123
Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570
Clerked by:Harry Young
Charities, Trusts & Probate
Nigel is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He was trained in an old-style Chancery Chambers with an emphasis on Will and Trust drafting and non-contentious advisory work.
He undertakes all aspects of drafting/advisory/litigation work in the following areas:
(2) Issues involving the validity of Wills and Trusts, construction and rectification claims
(3) Duties of Executors, Administrators and Trustees
(4) Breach of Trust claims
(5) Charitable Trusts
(6) Inheritance Act claims
(7) Related professional negligence
Recent Reported Cases
- Lynch v Webb  EWHC 399 (Ch) (Chancery Division, construction of trust deeds/rectification)
"He provides excellent written advice. Clients comment on his professional and approachable manner." "Very thorough and good with detail."
Nigel Clayton practises solely in Real Property Law including Probate and Trusts and related areas, and specialises in Mortgage Law and Litigation. He is regularly recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Real Property and Mortgage Law in the Legal 500.
Year of Call: 1987
Areas of Expertise:
• Banking & Finance
• Charities, Trusts & Probate
Full Member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners
Property Bar Association
Northern Chancery Bar Association
North Eastern Circuit
Recorder (Civil 2002) (Private Family 2011)
Junior Counsel to the Crown Provincial Panel (2000-2013)
LLB (Hons) 1986
Call: 1987 (Inner Temple)
Chambers UK 2018: "Very sensible and able to cut through the issues. If I had a personal dispute for property he would be the guy I would go to every time." "Easy to deal with and thoroughly prepared." "Really able and approachable. He gets to grips with things quickly and gets results."
Legal 500 2018: ‘He has solid advocacy skills.’
Chambers UK 2017: "He provides excellent written advice. Clients comment on his professional and approachable manner." "Very thorough and good with detail."
Legal 500 2017: ‘A mortgage law specialist.
Legal 500 2014: “Of the highest calibre in real property and mortgage law”