Name:
Nathan Scott
Year of Call:
2012
Inn:
Middle Temple
Languages spoken:
Italian
Area of Expertise:
Family
Crime
Practice Summary:

Private Children

Public Children

Domestic Violence

Injunctive Relief

Crime

Biography:

Nathan joined Chambers in October 2018 following successful completion of pupillage. Prior to commencing pupillage, Nathan worked as a County Court Duty Advocate, a role which required him to regularly defend individuals and families against housing possession proceedings initiated by local authorities, housing associations, private landlords and mortgage companies.

He also worked as a Specialist Welfare Benefits Adviser at the Brixton Advice Centre, a role which involved running the Welfare Benefits department, managing all client cases, legal research, conducting conferences and drafting grounds of appeal across the spectrum of social welfare law to First-Tier and Upper Tribunals. Nathan further provided free legal advice in food banks as well as delivering career-focused lectures in schools.

Family Law

Nathan is regularly instructed in matters which span the range of private children law, appearing for both applicants and respondents, and is frequently recommended by professional and lay clients alike. He undertakes work in complex fact-finding and final hearings and has also successfully appeared in the High Court. Nathan also accepts instructions on behalf of parents and children at all stages of contested public law children matters, including in complex cases with an international element. He has further appeared on behalf of parents in contested adoption proceedings. Nathan also accepts work in matters relating to domestic abuse, injunctive relief and occupation orders, and has a reputation for providing high standards of client care whilst handling matters pragmatically, sensitively and robustly whilst delivering persuasive advocacy. 

Criminal Law

Nathan has a broad criminal defence practice and regularly appears in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. Nathan has experience in acting for the defence in a wide range of trials, including for charges of assault, possession of bladed articles and other offensive weapons, and driving offences, as well as appearing in complex matters. Nathan also appears for the defence in the Crown Court for bail and sentencing matters, and additionally accepts instructions from both the Probation Service and the Crown Prosecution Service to appear in both the Magistrates’ and the Crown Court in breach proceedings. He also has experience of Youth matters. 

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

Family Law Bar Association

Interests

Nathan is a recently-suffering supporter of Manchester United and plays 5-a-side football to a competitive standard. Nathan additionally enjoys watching live sport, including Formula 1, rugby and tennis. He also enjoys motivational public speaking, cross-country trekking, writing poetry, rowing and community volunteering.

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Education & Awards:

Loughborough University : BA (Hons)

The College of Law : GDL (LLB) and BPTC

Awards

Queen Mother Scholarship (BPTC)

Blackstone Entrance Exhibition (BPTC)