Nathaniel has become known equally for his detailed preparation and effective witness handling and jury advocacy: just as he works fast and accurately on complicated documentation, his cross-examining is versatile and persuasive. Relating immediately to clients and juries alike, his powerful advocacy picks him out at the bar.
Nathaniel’s varied practice is built on wide-ranging academic and professional careers prior to his call to the bar. After obtaining a distinction in his MA from KCL, writing on international relations and political philosophy, he wrote published articles on the objectives, institutions and statutory basis of the international institutional order (UN, ICC, EU). His employment has taken him from international campaigns on human rights (Article 19) to researching the work of the Joint Committee On Human Rights for an MP in Westminster. He is trained and experienced in all forms of advocacy and won local, national and international competitions for his negotiation and mediation (CEDR).
Immediately prior to his call, he adjudicated on investment complaints (mis-selling) for the Financial Ombudsman Service and worked for an international shipping and insurance solicitor. During his practice he has continued to seek experience working at the SFO and undertaking a variety of pro bono work.
Areas of Expertise
Nathaniel accepts regular instructions in the following areas:
- General Crime
- Financial Crime
- Sexual Offences
- Public Law
R v A (2019) - Fraud
Multi-million pound revenue fraud.
R v C (Inner London 2018) - Money Laundering
Multli-handed million-pound fraud and money laundering case.
R v KD (Central Criminal Court 2018) - Murder
Client acquitted of murder in multi-handed murder with a co-defendant turning QE.
A v LBR (High Court 2017)
Appeal concerning rights of vulnerable individuals in London.
AB v R  EWCA Crim 167
Lead appellant in successful CA appeal on joint enterprise post-Jogee
AA v SoS Justice (2014) - Judicial review concerning Article 5 ECHR
Successful permission hearing led to the SoS conceding on all grounds. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2582673/Sudanese-paedophile-sues-Britain-parole-hearing-DELAYED-human-rights-breached-hes-cost-taxpayer-125-000.html
K v CPS (2014)
Stated case concerning the extent of police powers to remove children.
L v CPS  EWHC 4127 (Admin)
High Court appeal concerning the familiar charge of a young person as an accessory to a street robbery. Conviction quashed. (See Blackstones A4.21 on joint enterprise)
L v Enfield BC
Emergency injunction obtained in a case bridging public law, prison law, community care and housing.
LB v Parole Board
Judicial review concerning Article 5 ECHR
KB v Police
Judicial review concerning Article 8 ECHR and pre-charge bail.
CB v Police
Civil action alleging breach of Article 3 ECHR ultimately settled in claimant’s favour.
R v MA (Wood Green)
Acquitted of aggravated burglary in an identification trial involving two positive identifications, a recognition and corroborating phone and bank account evidence.
R v AC (Isleworth) - Firearms
Represented young person of good character charged with firearms offence. Argued dismissal on legal point concerning possession. Charge ultimately dropped.
R v JR (Isleworth) - Theft
Represented man of good character charged with theft. Argued for a stay on the basis of entrapment and fought a PII application and ultimately secured acquittal.
R v B (Kingston)
Secured acquittal for man accused by numerous local residents of 3 year campaign of harassment.
R v LP (Harrow)
Domestic GBH, acquitted.
R v UM - (Newcastle)
Charge of kidnap resisted in case concerning abduction and ABH of a youth.
D v SoS Home Dept
Appeal to CA on Article 6 ECHR concerning fine imposed under the Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
- University of Law, LLB, BVC (2009)
- King’s College London, MA (Distinction) (2006)
- Edinburgh University, MA (2005)
Nathaniel is interested in people, culture, language and philosophy and the philosophy of language, law, sports (almost all of them), books, films, films of books, books of films, animals (dogs, not so much cats). He was a mercurial number 10, now plays deeper at number 6 and will soon have to move back to centre half, eventually keeper when, just before retirement from the game, his great gifts will at last be appreciated.