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:Harry Young
Charities, Trusts & Probate
Nathan has a particular interest in chancery work and regularly advises and appears in the High Court and County Court in claims under the Inheritance Act 1978 and also contested probate and other claims involving disputed wills, trusts and estates.
In 2015 and 2016, Nathan is presented a series of seminars on proprietary estoppel in the context of probate and other property disputes.
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
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)
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