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.
- Serious and Complex Crime
- Consumer Law
Appointments & Memberships
- 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
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 A and others (2020) Central Criminal Court
Nathan led Ami Jones of 36 Crime secured acquittals for a defendant charged with violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon in the 8-week trial for the murder of James Amadu at the Old Bailey. See more here
M and others (2020)
Prosecution of 5 defendants on an indictment containing causing grievous bodily harm with intent at Nottingham Crown. All defendants convicted or pleaded guilty. Substantial sentences imposed.
OPERATION TAVERN (2019 – 2020)
Sheffield Crown Court. Prosecuting. Leading junior in an 8-defendant conspiracy to supply class A and money laundering. The case led to three trials. Guilty pleas or convictions secured in respect of every defendant. Substantial sentences imposed.
R V N and N (2019)
Prosecuting at St Albans Crown Court. Defendants charged with participating in fraudulent business carried on by sole trader, contrary to section 9(1) of the Fraud Act 2006. The value of the fraud was in excess of £250,000; 8 vulnerable victims.
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.
R v H (2018)
At the Youth Court defending a 13-year old charged with multiple rapes, other serious sexual offences against other children and witness intimidation. Defendant represented at trial and appeals hearings.
Operation Yamuna (2018)
Blackfriars Crown Court, prosecution of a man charged with conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration to the United Kingdom, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977. Convicted after trial. Extensive mobile telephone was summarised and lead to conviction.
R v P (2018)
Blackfriars Crown Court prosecution of a Police Community Support Officer charged with drug supply offences. The case involved extensive mobile telephone analysis, expert financial and drugs experts to address the issues raised concerning the controlled drug, methylmethcathinone derivative 4-chloro-alphapyrrolidinopropiophenone (4-chloro-alpha-PPP).
R v P and Others - 2018
Woolwich Crown Court. Nathan defended a Vietnamese youth, charged with conspiracy to cultivate cannabis. The defence believed that P was a child victim of human traffickers. All 13 co-defendants were adults and the case was sent to Crown Court for trial. Counsel drafted effective submissions that P should not be tried with the adults; expert evidence was obtained supporting the view that NP was a victim of human traffickers; arguments were made that he would have an effective defence under 45(4) of The Modern Slavery Act 2015; that the CPS must apply their guidelines; and that to proceed to trial would be an abuse of process. As a direct result of defence submissions and the defence expert evidence the prosecution reviewed the case and offered no evidence.
R v JI Leicester Crown Court (2018)
Defending. Fraud and converting criminal property. The trial involved complex issues linked to the product replacement policies of a leading multinational smartphone manufacturer. Acquitted after trial.
R v KE (2018)
Prosecuting. Prosecution of defendant manning a fortified drug’s den. Possession of class A drugs and firearms offences. Police were alerted to incident when shots fired by rival drugs’ gangs on the streets of north London. Convicted after trial. Substantial custodial sentence imposed.
R v G (2017)
defending a s.18 wounding with at Wood Green Crown Court. Defendant acquitted.
R v M and Others (2016)
Defending in 9-handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs at Birmingham Crown Court. Defendant convicted but avoided immediate custodial sentence with exceptional mitigation.
R v M (2016)
Harrow Crown Court. Represented defendant charged with 17 counts of rape and 1 serious sexual assault alleged to have been committed over a ten-year period. Defendant found not guilty on all charges after trial. Complications in the case included a young and vulnerable defence witness.
R v TB and others (2015)
Guildford Crown Court. Conspiracy to commit violent disorder - represented the first defendant on indictment containing 22 defendants at trial.
R v F (2015)
Kingston-upon-Thames. Defending in stranger rape trial.
R v Lewis  2 Cr.App.R.(S.) 27, CA
Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, a firearms and drugs case clarifying the law on sentencing maximum sentences for multiple offences committed on the same occasion.
R v B (2014)
Reading Crown Court. Leading junior, multi-million pound money laundering through a London Money Transfer Business.
R v Bailey and Others  1 Cr. App. R. (S.)
59 representing the first appellant in a significant case on the ambit of the Victim Surcharge.
R v A (2014)
Lewis Crown Court. Defending antiques expert and auctioneer who faced charges under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and Fraud Act 2006. The principal charges were discharged after successful legal submissions.
Jackson v DPP  EWHC 2072 (Admin)
Decision of the Administrative Court, on appeal by way of case stated, Mr Justice Bean, addressing the burden of proof on an appeal against conviction in the Crown Court.
R v Jamal and others (2011)
At Leicester Crown Court Defending a 'cybercrime', complex 8-defendant car ringing conspiracy involving fraudulently obtained credit card details which had been obtained from the internet and hijacked e-bay accounts and were used to dispose of the vehicles.
R v Gillies  EWCA Crim 2140
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 prosecution involving entering into or becoming concerned in a money laundering arrangement, Snaresbrook and Court of Appeal. Decision concerned the extent to which the prosecution have to establish the type of criminal conduct for a prosecution under section 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act.
R v S  Snaresbrook Crown Court.
An unusual high-profile prosecution of a school laboratory assistant unlawfully administering chloroform to a teenage female pupil. The defendant was charged under s.24 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 of unlawfully and maliciously administering a noxious substance; he was convicted after trial.
R v Woolley and others [2006 EWCA Crim 1707]
Junior counsel in a substantial drug importation and subsequent Proceeds of Crime hearings. Defending a key party in the conspiracy. The case concerned just under 30 kilograms of cocaine (8.39 kilograms at 100 per cent purity), with a street value of the order of £1 million.
R v Raines and others 2008] EWCA Crim 2574
Defending in a 3-handed robbery case where the Judge's comments led to significant publicity and a successful appeal against sentence.
R v Denny  EWCA Crim 2624
Representing the defendant who was charged with serious firearms and drugs offences.
R v Bowman and others at Croydon Crown Court and Court of Appeal Criminal Division  EWCA Crim 1093
Representing the first defendant on charges of ABH and attempting to pervert the course of justice. There was a trial and a voir dire in the Crown Court with extensive legal argument. On appeal the convictions were quashed.
L.B. of Waltham Forest v Sheikh  EWCA Crim 3692
Representing the defendant at Snaresbrook Crown Court and the Court of Appeal in contested £11m confiscation proceedings following guilty pleas to using trademarks without authority.
LLB University of London, London School of Economics