AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Nathan joined chambers in April 2008 and practises in all areas of commercial dispute resolution and business and property law, with a particular emphasis on real property, insolvency, professional negligence, shareholder disputes and probate.
Nathan regularly appears in the Business and Property Courts and the County Court for banks, institutional clients, companies of all sizes and individuals. Nathan also frequently appears in the First Tier Tribunal, Property Chamber.
Nathan approaches every instruction with the of the aims and objectives of his clients in mind and understands the need to provide clear and comprehensive advice to enable his clients to effectively navigate through litigation.
Year of Call: 2007
Nathan regularly advises and appears in claims related to mortgages, mortgage fraud, loans, guarantees and other financial disputes. Nathan frequently appears on behalf of major banks, smaller lenders and companies, and individuals.
Nathan has experience of dealing with a wide variety of commercial litigation including: contract disputes, arbitrations, injunctions, debt and guarantee claims, sale of goods act claims and unfair terms and relationships.
Nathan has represented numerous clients in mediation and always works to ensure his advice is practical and that the process is used as effectively as possible to reach an appropriate outcome.
Nathan advises and appears in company law matters, including shareholder and director disputes.
Nathan has also represented clients in the Companies Court in London.
Nathan regularly deals with all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency litigation including:
Examples of cases include:
Nathan advises and appears in company law matters, including shareholder disputes. Nathan has also represented clients in the Companies Court in London.
Nathan regularly undertakes work dealing with the administration of contested estates, including claims for financial provision and challenges to the validity of wills and associated trust instruments, including:
In January 2019, Nathan was invited to speak to STEP Chester on the law of undue influence as it applies to lifetime gifts and the making of wills and proposals for reform. In previous years, Nathan has presented seminars on how to deal with insolvent estates (2018) and proprietary estoppel (2017).
Nathan has been instructed in a wide range of substantial, high-value professional negligence work relating to solicitors, surveyors, valuers, architects and accountants.
Nathan has considerable experience of all forms of property litigation, including: mortgages and mortgage fraud, possession claims, landlord and tenant claims, adverse possession, boundaries and easements, claims arising out of the sale and purchase of properties, the right to manage, orders for sale and TLATA.
Nathan has successfully represented clients in multi-day trials involving property rights and appears before the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal where he has represented individuals, groups of residents and management companies.
Nathan also has extensive experience acting for lenders and borrowers in mortgage litigation, including bridging finance and peer-to-peer lenders, and presents an annual seminar on mortgage law.
Examples of recent / reported cases include:
Nathan has successfully represented clients in multi-day trials in the Technology and Construction Court. His technical background gives him an edge when dealing with expert evidence or claims with a scientific element.
Chancery Bar Association
Northern Chancery Bar Association
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
British and Irish Commercial Bar Association
Nathan has published several articles in leading scientific journals, including Physical Review Letters.
2006/2007 Bar Vocational Course. Graded: Outstanding (ranked 1st in year).
2005/2006 Graduate Diploma in Law. Graded: Distinction (ranked 1st in year),
2001/2005 Atomic & Laser Physics DPhil, Oxford University
1997/2001 Physics MPhys, Oxford University (1st class)
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#
2004/2005 Nathan was a lecturer in Physics at St. Peter’s College, Oxford.
Nathan has also published several articles in leading scientific journals, including Physical Review Letters.
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