Nathan Webb

Practice Overview

Nathan has a broad commercial practice with a particular focus on contractual disputes, insolvency, property and financial services 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.

He is an established advocate with a busy practice, regularly appearing in the High Court and County Court.

Prior to joining Chambers, Nathan worked as an employed barrister at RPC and as a night lawyer for Associated Newspapers Ltd, publisher of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro.

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Insolvency

Nathan frequently appears in the High Court for clients across a range of individual and corporate insolvency matters including contested petitions and applications, including applications to restrain the presentation of winding up petitions, to set aside statutory demands, for validation orders, to extend administrations and to annul bankruptcy orders.

Recent matters have included:

  • Representing Bury Football Club in winding up proceedings, as reported in local press.
  • Acting for a leading commercial lender in the successful appeal of a District Judge’s decision to dismiss a creditor’s challenge to a CVL decision via an application under section 262 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Representing joint administrators in an application seeking directions from court on a question as to whether sums advanced to the company by its customers were held pursuant to a Quistclose trust.
  • Acting for a leading vehicle leasing company in defending an application to set aside a charging order brought by the subject of the charging order’s trustees in bankruptcy pursuant to section 346 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

Commercial Litigation

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

He is adept at grappling with complex legal issues and identifying the appropriate approach for clients in the context of their particular circumstances and business sector. In addition to litigation, Nathan has also been instructed in relation to non-contentious work such as drafting business-to-business and business-to-consumer terms and conditions for a medium sized business and drafting a training agreement incorporating restrictive covenants.

Recent work has included:

  • Representing a vehicle hire broker defending third party proceedings brought in respect of a personal injury claim.
  • Acting for a leading aerospace technology company in defending a claim brought against it by a testing laboratory it had commissioned to test its products.
  • Representing a SME in a claim against a former director and third party in circumstances involving alleged breaches of duties owed under the Companies Act 2006.
  • Acting for a SME in a partnership claim against former co-partners in relation to the running of a restaurant business.
  • Drafting documents in respect of an application under the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007.

Property Litigation

Nathan has a wealth of experience in property law matters has acted for clients across a wide range of disputes, varying from those between private and commercial landlords and tenants to those between residential freehold owners.

He is adept at acting for clients seeking possession orders but is regularly instructed in respect of matters at all stages of the litigation process. He has particular expertise in advising on easements.

Recent work has included:

  • Advising on the existence and enforceability of an easement in the context of a staggered sale of local authority housing.
  • Acting for a client seeking declarations and occupation rent under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 in respect of a property that had been cohabited by an unmarried couple.
  • Acting for clients seeking new commercial tenancies under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
  • Successfully opposing an application for an interim injunction by an owner of commercial premises in respect of the use of an alleged easement across adjacent residential land.

Banking and Finance

Nathan has a broad banking and finance practice and has particular experience in consumer credit law and the regulatory obligations imposed under the FCA Handbook, such as the MCOB rules.

Recent work has included:

  • Advising on and drafting pleadings in respect of unfair relationship claims under section 140A of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 regarding alleged mis-selling of PPI and loans.
  • Acting for a major asset finance provider in obtaining a return of goods order under section 133 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 in respect of a defaulted hire-purchase agreement.
  • Conducting an extensive audit of PPI mis-selling and other financial mis-selling claims for a leading provider of legal expenses insurance and litigation funder.
  • Acting for a travel agent in a dispute with a client in respect of money which had been the subject of credit card chargebacks.
  • Advising numerous clients on claims concerning the alleged mis-selling of interest only mortgages.

Professional Negligence

Nathan has acted for clients in numerous professional negligence cases, principally against mortgage brokers in the context of alleged mis-selling of interest only mortgages.

Injunctions

Nathan has appeared successfully on a range of injunction applications.

Recent matters have included:

  • Successfully opposing an interim application brought by the owner of a commercial property who asserted a right of way over neighbouring residential property.
  • Successfully opposing an interim application by a licensee of commercial premises in a property and commercial claim brought by that licensee, who operated a take-away business, and its landlord.
  • Obtaining injunctions to restrain creditors from presenting winding up petitions.

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, Mail Online 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.

Qualifications

LLM UCL
MA (Cantab) Law
BPTC Kaplan Law School

Scholarships and Awards

Best Individual Oralist Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, 2012

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

‘Section 21 Notices and the Requirement to Provide a Gas Safety Certificate’ [2019] L & T Review, 23(6), 220-223

Professional bodies

Chancery Bar Association

Practice Overview

Nathan has a broad commercial practice with a particular focus on contractual disputes, insolvency, property and financial services 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.

He is an established advocate with a busy practice, regularly appearing in the High Court and County Court.

Prior to joining Chambers, Nathan worked as an employed barrister at RPC and as a night lawyer for Associated Newspapers Ltd, publisher of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro.

Clerk details

clerks@forumchambers.com
020 3735 8070

Insolvency

Nathan frequently appears in the High Court for clients across a range of individual and corporate insolvency matters including contested petitions and applications, including applications to restrain the presentation of winding up petitions, to set aside statutory demands, for validation orders, to extend administrations and to annul bankruptcy orders.

Recent matters have included:

  • Representing Bury Football Club in winding up proceedings, as reported in local press.
  • Acting for a leading commercial lender in the successful appeal of a District Judge’s decision to dismiss a creditor’s challenge to a CVL decision via an application under section 262 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Representing joint administrators in an application seeking directions from court on a question as to whether sums advanced to the company by its customers were held pursuant to a Quistclose trust.
  • Acting for a leading vehicle leasing company in defending an application to set aside a charging order brought by the subject of the charging order’s trustees in bankruptcy pursuant to section 346 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

Commercial Litigation

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

He is adept at grappling with complex legal issues and identifying the appropriate approach for clients in the context of their particular circumstances and business sector. In addition to litigation, Nathan has also been instructed in relation to non-contentious work such as drafting business-to-business and business-to-consumer terms and conditions for a medium sized business and drafting a training agreement incorporating restrictive covenants.

Recent work has included:

  • Representing a vehicle hire broker defending third party proceedings brought in respect of a personal injury claim.
  • Acting for a leading aerospace technology company in defending a claim brought against it by a testing laboratory it had commissioned to test its products.
  • Representing a SME in a claim against a former director and third party in circumstances involving alleged breaches of duties owed under the Companies Act 2006.
  • Acting for a SME in a partnership claim against former co-partners in relation to the running of a restaurant business.
  • Drafting documents in respect of an application under the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007.

Property Litigation

Nathan has a wealth of experience in property law matters has acted for clients across a wide range of disputes, varying from those between private and commercial landlords and tenants to those between residential freehold owners.

He is adept at acting for clients seeking possession orders but is regularly instructed in respect of matters at all stages of the litigation process. He has particular expertise in advising on easements.

Recent work has included:

  • Advising on the existence and enforceability of an easement in the context of a staggered sale of local authority housing.
  • Acting for a client seeking declarations and occupation rent under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 in respect of a property that had been cohabited by an unmarried couple.
  • Acting for clients seeking new commercial tenancies under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
  • Successfully opposing an application for an interim injunction by an owner of commercial premises in respect of the use of an alleged easement across adjacent residential land.

Banking and Finance

Nathan has a broad banking and finance practice and has particular experience in consumer credit law and the regulatory obligations imposed under the FCA Handbook, such as the MCOB rules.

Recent work has included:

  • Advising on and drafting pleadings in respect of unfair relationship claims under section 140A of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 regarding alleged mis-selling of PPI and loans.
  • Acting for a major asset finance provider in obtaining a return of goods order under section 133 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 in respect of a defaulted hire-purchase agreement.
  • Conducting an extensive audit of PPI mis-selling and other financial mis-selling claims for a leading provider of legal expenses insurance and litigation funder.
  • Acting for a travel agent in a dispute with a client in respect of money which had been the subject of credit card chargebacks.
  • Advising numerous clients on claims concerning the alleged mis-selling of interest only mortgages.

Professional Negligence

Nathan has acted for clients in numerous professional negligence cases, principally against mortgage brokers in the context of alleged mis-selling of interest only mortgages.

Injunctions

Nathan has appeared successfully on a range of injunction applications.

Recent matters have included:

  • Successfully opposing an interim application brought by the owner of a commercial property who asserted a right of way over neighbouring residential property.
  • Successfully opposing an interim application by a licensee of commercial premises in a property and commercial claim brought by that licensee, who operated a take-away business, and its landlord.
  • Obtaining injunctions to restrain creditors from presenting winding up petitions.

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, Mail Online 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.

Recommendations

“The client has been very impressed with the quality of the work produced, and the diligent approach taken in meeting its objectives”

“I would not hesitate in instructing Nathan again”

“Just wanted to say regardless of the outcome today you’ve been amazing with this case, particularly since it’s such an odd one”

Qualifications

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

Scholarships and Awards

  • Best Individual Oralist Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, 2012

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

‘Section 21 Notices and the Requirement to Provide a Gas Safety Certificate’ [2019] L & T Review, 23(6), 220-223

Professional bodies

Chancery Bar Association

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