Nathan is a criminal law specialist whose practice covers the full range of serious criminal offences. He is a grade 3 prosecutor who has prosecuted and defended as a leading junior. He is regularly instructed in cases of fraud, money laundering, drugs’ offences, homicide and serious sexual offences.

He has also prosecuted and defended trading standards cases and has lectured on the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the company law.

Nathan has the ability to manage cases involving large numbers of witnesses, exhibits and unused material. He can present complex issues with clarity and force. He is also vastly experience in advising on difficult cases. Instructing solicitors praise his detailed and practical advice.

He is a persuasive, unflappable and effective advocate.

CPS Panel appointments

General Crime Level 3

Key cases & testimonials

R v Vatamanu and others (2023) – Southwark Crown Court. Defending in a six-defendant conspiracy to control prostitution for gain, conspiracy to traffic people for exploitation and a money laundering offence.

R v Peacock (2023) – At the Central Criminal Court, led by Richard Barracough KC, defending in the trial of the double murderer Lee Peacock who compiled a list of drug dealers to be assassinated or executed in north London.

R v Bhadresa (2022) – POCA proceedings, at Leicester Crown Court. The prosecution sought a confiscation order for £83,000. After a detailed analysis of the evidence by the defence counsel the prosecution accepted that the appropriate figure was £3,400.

R v O and others (2022) Southwark CC – Nathan, acting alone, represented a defendant charged with conspiracy to evade more than £1 million of UK duty on cigarettes. The defendant was acquitted after an 8-week trial.

R v CP (2018) – At Leicester Crown Court. Junior, led by Mary Prior QC, defending in two-handed murder trial. Cut-throat defence. Defendant acquitted of murder, convicted of manslaughter.

I am truly grateful for the fantastic result you have achieved.Defence solicitor, May 2021
I don’t write this email purely on the back of the result that was obtained yesterday. In fact I would have sent this very same email had the result been 6 or 8 years imprisonment. Mr Palmer immersed himself into hours of CCTV footage, statements, unused material and defence documents within only a matter of days and fully understood the case. He was then able to propose a viable alternative offence to the Crown, which, despite the opinions of co-accused Counsel, was accepted. All of this whilst giving meaningful and robust advice to the client so that the case could reach a resolution. As a Solicitor, Counsel’s engagement with me and my client is equally as important as what happens in the Court room and I am extremely grateful for Mr Palmer’s assistance with this case. Solicitor, Leicester (November 2018)

Further information

LLB University of London, London School of Economics


Member of the Criminal Bar Association

On the Attorney General’s list of Approved Counsel for CPS prosecutions, level 3

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple