Nathanael Harding (Pupil)

Nathanael is currently a second six pupil at Chambers, having joined in April 2021. He began his second six in October 2021 and is undertaking work in all Chambers’ areas of practice.

Nathanael graduated from St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge in 2009 with a degree in Modern and Medieval Languages. During this time, he spent a placement year in France with a multinational reinsurance company, working on complicated document translation and using his languages skills to assist communication between offices worldwide.

After graduating Nathanael taught Modern Languages and Classics for 4 years at a leading Independent school, heading the Oxbridge preparation programme for students and becoming fully involved in both the academic and pastoral life of the school.
In the wish to use the skills that his years in the classroom had taught him, whilst at the same time seeking a career which offered a greater sense of challenge and more personal fulfilment, in 2013 Nathanael made the decision to study law. In 2014 he completed the GDL, and in 2015 the BPTC, passing the Bar at Middle Temple.

In the years that followed he worked as a self-employed County Court Advocate taking instructions from several firms of solicitors and undertaking a range of civil hearings on the South Eastern Circuit. Nathanael has been instructed on many Small Claims hearings, from matters arising from road traffic accidents to cases for compensation for flight delay. He has particular experience in landlord and tenant matters and has been instructed on numerous applications relating to contractual disputes. Prior to joining Chambers Nathanael also assisted in the training of new advocates helping prepare them for the courtroom environment.

While maintaining close working relationships with professional and lay clients and managing his own caseload as a County Court Advocate, Nathanael has also worked in Business Development for a global high-end security start-up.

Beyond work Nathanael still enjoys sports, playing cricket and golf whenever the weather permits.