Nathanael joined Longmores in July 2019 from another leading firm. He has many years’ experience in litigation, with particular expertise in insolvency, intellectual property and defamation law, and has been recognised by the Legal 500. He has been involved in several high profile reported cases over the years, including Wallace LLP v Yates  EWHC 1098 (Ch) on statutory demands, Halcyon House Limited v Baines and others  EWHC 2216 (QB) on directors’ duties and Stocker v Stocker  EWHC 1634 on costs budgeting in defamation cases. He has experience with cross border litigation involving other EU jurisdictions, Switzerland, the West Indies and the US.
Nathanael is a solicitor-advocate with rights of audience in all courts in England and Wales, and is a member of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates. He has contributed articles to the RICS journal and Accountancy Age, and his comments on the Fortnite litigation were quoted by the Express and Daily Star.
In terms of his current work, Nathanael’s experience allows him to advise in wide range of disciplines, including the following:
- Advising and acting for Insolvency Practitioners in bringing and defending claims
- Defending claims brought by Insolvency Practitioners against companies and individuals
- Bankruptcy and winding up petitions
- Annulment applications and disputes with trustees in bankruptcy
- Disqualification proceedings under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986
- Asset recovery and freezing injunctions
- Disputes between shareholders and partners
- Patent, trademark, copyright and design litigation
- Bringing and defending libel, slander and malicious falsehood claims
- Professional negligence disputes
- Claims arising from the sale of businesses
- Construction disputes
- IT and technology litigation
- Charity litigation and advice to trustees
- Contentious probate claims and litigation arising from trusts and private members’ clubs
Nathanael is a keen photographer, and his work has been published in Amateur Photographer.