Dr Nathan Smith
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:Colin Griffin
Nathan regularly deals with all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency litigation including: administration orders, administration extensions, challenges to the appointment of administrators, private examinations, winding-up and bankruptcy petitions, statutory demands and claims arising out of insolvent companies and individuals’ estates.
Nathan recently represented administrators in a challenge to their appointment in the High Court that was heard over several days.
Nathan has developed a strong commercial and chancery practice focusing on commercial disputes, insolvency, property, and probate litigation.
Nathan regularly appears in both the High Court and County Court for institutional clients, including banks and local authorities, companies of all sizes and individuals.
Nathan previously worked as a research scientist and has a PhD in Physics. His background is a real asset when dealing with expert evidence or complex disputes.
Nathan has substantial experience of dealing with a wide variety of commercial litigation including: contract disputes, debt and guarantee claims, sale of goods act claims, harassment claims against service companies, unfair terms and relationships, consumer credit and other finance related disputes.
Year of Call: 2007
Areas of Expertise
- Banking & Finance
- Civil Fraud
- Partnership Law
- Professional negligence
- Trusts & Probate
Recommendations / Awards
Lincoln’s Inn Student of the Year (ranked 1st in year)
Wales & Chester Circuit Award
Oxford University Press Award
Lord Denning Scholarship
Buchanan Prize & Hardwicke Scholarship
Northern Chancery Bar Association
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
Nathan has published several articles in leading scientific journals, including Physical Review Letters.
2006/2007 Bar Vocational Course. Grade: Outstanding (ranked 1st in year)
2005/2006 Graduate Diploma in Law. Grade: Distinction (ranked 1st in year).
2001/2005 Atomic & Laser Physics DPhil, Oxford University
1997/2001 Physics MPhys, Oxford University (1st class)