Nathan Webb

Practice Overview

Nathan has a broad civil practice with a particular focus on commercial, insolvency and property work. He is a meticulous barrister who always takes the business needs of clients into account in order to arrive at the most commercial and pragmatic approach.

Prior to joining Chambers, Nathan worked as an employed barrister at RPC and as a night lawyer for Associated Newspapers Ltd.

Clerk details

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Commercial Litigation

Nathan is regularly instructed on a wide range of commercial matters at all stages of the litigation process.

Recent matters have included:

  • Settling a Defence to a claim for alleged non-payment of fees to a recruitment agency
  • Successfully defending a haulage provider at trial which had been sued by a sub-contractor in a breach of contract claim
  • Settling Particulars of Claim in a contract and restitution claim by an individual to recover money loaned to a former partner
  • Settling a Defence to a claim against a consultancy firm by a sub-contractor for alleged non-payment of fees which involved companies and contracts in multiple jurisdictions
  • Drafting documents in respect of an application under the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007.

Consumer Law

Nathan has significant experience of consumer law litigation and transactional work. Examples are a small claims trial which dealt with issues under the Consumer Rights Act and the Data Protection Act and drafting standard terms and conditions incorporating the right to cancel and other related consumer law requirements.

Injunctions

Nathan has appeared successfully on a range of injunction applications.

Recent matters have included:

  • Resisting an interim application in a property claim involving alleged rights of way over the respondent’s residential property
  • Resisting an interim application by a licensee in a property and commercial claim involving a take-away business
  • Seeking a final injunction to restrain a creditor from presenting a winding up petition in respect of a disputed debt

Insolvency

Nathan has acted for clients in respect of corporate and personal insolvency matters in both the High Court and County Court.

Recent matters of interest have included:

  • Advising the holder of a charging order on the prospects of defending an application by trustees in bankruptcy to recover monies previously recovered under that order
  • Successfully obtaining an injunction to restrain the presentation of a winding up petition in circumstances where the debt in question was disputed
  • Successfully obtaining an extension to the term of an administration
  • Successfully obtaining a validation order in respect of a small business

Media Law

Having undertaken pupillage at a leading media law set, worked as an employed barrister in the media team at RPC, and worked as a night lawyer for Associated Newspapers Ltd (publisher of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro), Nathan has significant experience of and retains a keen interest in this area. He is happy to accept instructions on media law matters such as defamation, malicious falsehood, misuse of private information, harassment and data protection.

Property Litigation

Nathan has represented claimants and defendants in a range of property matters encompassing landlord and tenant and real property.

Recent matters of interest have included:

  • Successfully resisting an application against a Defendant in respect of the use of an alleged easement over residential premises, and advising on the merits of the substantive claim
  • Appearing in numerous contested possession hearings, under the general and accelerated procedures
  • Advising a well-known high-street bank on the prospects of successfully recovering possession from a defaulting mortgagor
  • Drafting a relief from forfeiture application.

Qualifications

MA (Cantab) Law
LLM UCL
BPTC Kaplan Law School

Publications

Politicians, beware the investigative journalist: Tim Yeo v Times Newspapers Limited’ [2016] Ent LR 27(2), 74-75

Unexpected, illogical and unfair: the distinction between who can and who cannot sue for breaches of financial services rules’ [2017] BJIB & FL 32(9), 548-550

Getting consumer rights right’ [2017] NLJ 167, 13-14

Professional bodies

Chancery Bar Association

Practice Overview

Nathan has a broad civil practice with a particular focus on commercial, insolvency and property work. He is a meticulous barrister who always takes the business needs of clients into account in order to arrive at the most commercial and pragmatic approach.

Prior to joining Chambers, Nathan worked as an employed barrister at RPC and as a night lawyer for Associated Newspapers Ltd.

Clerk details

clerks@forumchambers.com
020 3735 8070

Commercial Litigation

Nathan is regularly instructed on a wide range of commercial matters at all stages of the litigation process.

Recent matters have included:

  • Settling a Defence to a claim for alleged non-payment of fees to a recruitment agency
  • Successfully defending a haulage provider at trial which had been sued by a sub-contractor in a breach of contract claim
  • Settling Particulars of Claim in a contract and restitution claim by an individual to recover money loaned to a former partner
  • Settling a Defence to a claim against a consultancy firm by a sub-contractor for alleged non-payment of fees which involved companies and contracts in multiple jurisdictions
  • Drafting documents in respect of an application under the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007.

Consumer Law

Nathan has significant experience of consumer law litigation and transactional work. Examples are a small claims trial which dealt with issues under the Consumer Rights Act and the Data Protection Act and drafting standard terms and conditions incorporating the right to cancel and other related consumer law requirements.

Injunctions

Nathan has appeared successfully on a range of injunction applications.

Recent matters have included:

  • Resisting an interim application in a property claim involving alleged rights of way over the respondent’s residential property
  • Resisting an interim application by a licensee in a property and commercial claim involving a take-away business
  • Seeking a final injunction to restrain a creditor from presenting a winding up petition in respect of a disputed debt

Insolvency

Nathan has acted for clients in respect of corporate and personal insolvency matters in both the High Court and County Court.

Recent matters of interest have included:

  • Advising the holder of a charging order on the prospects of defending an application by trustees in bankruptcy to recover monies previously recovered under that order
  • Successfully obtaining an injunction to restrain the presentation of a winding up petition in circumstances where the debt in question was disputed
  • Successfully obtaining an extension to the term of an administration
  • Successfully obtaining a validation order in respect of a small business

Media Law

Having undertaken pupillage at a leading media law set, worked as an employed barrister in the media team at RPC, and worked as a night lawyer for Associated Newspapers Ltd (publisher of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro), Nathan has significant experience of and retains a keen interest in this area. He is happy to accept instructions on media law matters such as defamation, malicious falsehood, misuse of private information, harassment and data protection.

Property Litigation

Nathan has represented claimants and defendants in a range of property matters encompassing landlord and tenant and real property.

Recent matters of interest have included:

  • Successfully resisting an application against a Defendant in respect of the use of an alleged easement over residential premises, and advising on the merits of the substantive claim
  • Appearing in numerous contested possession hearings, under the general and accelerated procedures
  • Advising a well-known high-street bank on the prospects of successfully recovering possession from a defaulting mortgagor
  • Drafting a relief from forfeiture application.

Recommendations

Solicitors have said that they “would not hesitate in instructing Nathan again.”

Qualifications

  • MA (Cantab) Law
  • LLM UCL
  • BPTC Kaplan Law School

Publications

Politicians, beware the investigative journalist: Tim Yeo v Times Newspapers Limited’ [2016] Ent LR 27(2), 74-75

Unexpected, illogical and unfair: the distinction between who can and who cannot sue for breaches of financial services rules’ [2017] BJIB & FL 32(9), 548-550

Getting consumer rights right’ [2017] NLJ 167, 13-14

Professional bodies

Chancery Bar Association

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