Nathanael recently joined Chambers following the successful completion of his pupillage and is currently 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 2013, Nathanael decided to leave teaching to study Law, feeling strongly that he could put his natural abilities for dealing with complex information, and the skills learned in the classroom, to better use in supporting clients. Seeking a more challenging career and greater sense of personal fulfilment, in 2014 he completed the GDL, and in 2015 the BPTC, passing the Bar at Middle Temple.
Between 2015 and joining Becket Chambers as a pupil in 2021, Nathanael 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.
He 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 also worked in Business Development for a global high-end security start-up, where he further honed his client support skills. This experience also gave him in-depth understanding of the business needs and priorities of his clients when undertaking civil work.
Beyond work Nathanael still enjoys sports, playing cricket and golf whenever the weather permits.