Nathan Webb

Practice Overview

Nathan is a commercial barrister with a busy practice spanning all areas of chambers work, with a particular focus on insolvency and commercial disputes. He is a meticulous barrister who always takes the particular circumstances of clients into account in order to arrive at the most suitable, commercial and pragmatic approach.

He is an established and articulate advocate, regularly appearing in the High Court and County Court.

Clerk details

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Insolvency

Nathan has an extensive insolvency practice and regularly acts for clients in both corporate and personal insolvency matters. He has significant experience of handling a range of insolvency applications, including setting aside statutory demands, restraining the presentation of winding up petitions, validation orders and bankruptcy annulment orders.

He is instructed by debtors, creditors and office holders and has a keen awareness of how insolvency legislation can be used to the best advantage of each.

Recent matters have included:

  • Acting for a creditor in obtaining permission to serve a bankruptcy petition outside the jurisdiction in respect of an individual in Spain subsequent to the UK leaving the EU.
  • Acting for a trustee in bankruptcy at the trial of an application made under section 339 of the Insolvency Act 1986 in respect of a transaction at an undervalue.
  • Acting for a trustee in bankruptcy at the trial of an application for an order for sale of a property pursuant to section 335A of the Insolvency Act 1986 and section 14 of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
  • Representing Bury Football Club in winding up proceedings, as reported in local press.

Commercial Litigation

Nathan enjoys the variety of contractual disputes and has experience of acting for individuals, SMEs and larger businesses, so is well aware of the different issues which can be in play depending on the nature of the business and the need to tailor his advice and approach accordingly.

Recent matters have included:

  • Credico Marketing Limited & Or v Lambert & Ors [2021] EWHC 1504 (QB). Led by Paul Casey of Fountain Court Chambers. Acting for two defendants in the six-day trial of a claim involving the enforceability of restrictive covenants in the direct marketing industry.
  • Acting for a SME in a partnership dispute against former co-partners in relation to the running of a restaurant business.
  • Representing a client in the successful defence of an application for summary judgment in a claim concerning sums allegedly due under a consultancy agreement.
  • Advising a client in respect of a claim brought against it for fees allegedly owing to a recruitment agency.

Company Law

Nathan’s focus on insolvency and commercial matters means there are significant areas of overlap with other areas of law, one being corporate law. In advising on company law matters he is able to bring his experience in other areas of law to bear to ensure that potential issues are addressed, whether or not litigation has commenced.

Recent matters have included:

  • Advising on the applicability of the Duomatic principle in the context of amendments to a company’s articles of association.
  • Advising on the consequences for shareholders resulting from the restructuring of a SME.

Property Litigation

Nathan has broad experience in property law, and has acted for clients across a wide range of disputes involving commercial and residential property. He has particular expertise in advising on easements.

Injunctions

Nathan acts for clients in obtaining and resisting applications for injunctions.

He has particular experience of doing so where there is an insolvency angle, such as injunctions restraining the presentation and advertisement of winding up petitions, but also in other areas of law such as property law, for example acting for a client in successfully opposing an application brought by the owner of a commercial property who asserted an easement over a neighbouring residential property.

Qualifications

LLM UCL
MA (Cantab) Law
BPTC Kaplan Law School

Awards etc

Best Individual Oralist Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, 2012
Master of Moots Cambridge University Law Society, 2010-2011

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 is a commercial barrister with a busy practice spanning all areas of chambers work, with a particular focus on insolvency and commercial disputes. He is a meticulous barrister who always takes the particular circumstances of clients into account in order to arrive at the most suitable, commercial and pragmatic approach.

He is an established and articulate advocate, regularly appearing in the High Court and County Court.

Clerk details

clerks@forumchambers.com
020 3735 8070

Insolvency

Nathan has an extensive insolvency practice and regularly acts for clients in both corporate and personal insolvency matters. He has significant experience of handling a range of insolvency applications, including setting aside statutory demands, restraining the presentation of winding up petitions, validation orders and bankruptcy annulment orders.

He is instructed by debtors, creditors and office holders and has a keen awareness of how insolvency legislation can be used to the best advantage of each.

Recent matters have included:

  • Acting for a creditor in obtaining permission to serve a bankruptcy petition outside the jurisdiction in respect of an individual in Spain subsequent to the UK leaving the EU.
  • Acting for a trustee in bankruptcy at the trial of an application made under section 339 of the Insolvency Act 1986 in respect of a transaction at an undervalue.
  • Acting for a trustee in bankruptcy at the trial of an application for an order for sale of a property pursuant to section 335A of the Insolvency Act 1986 and section 14 of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
  • Representing Bury Football Club in winding up proceedings, as reported in local press.

Commercial Litigation

Nathan enjoys the variety of contractual disputes and has experience of acting for individuals, SMEs and larger businesses, so is well aware of the different issues which can be in play depending on the nature of the business and the need to tailor his advice and approach accordingly.

Recent matters have included:

  • Credico Marketing Limited & Or v Lambert & Ors [2021] EWHC 1504 (QB). Led by Paul Casey of Fountain Court Chambers. Acting for two defendants in the six-day trial of a claim involving the enforceability of restrictive covenants in the direct marketing industry.
  • Acting for a SME in a partnership dispute against former co-partners in relation to the running of a restaurant business.
  • Representing a client in the successful defence of an application for summary judgment in a claim concerning sums allegedly due under a consultancy agreement.
  • Advising a client in respect of a claim brought against it for fees allegedly owing to a recruitment agency.

Company Law

Nathan’s focus on insolvency and commercial matters means there are significant areas of overlap with other areas of law, one being corporate law. In advising on company law matters he is able to bring his experience in other areas of law to bear to ensure that potential issues are addressed, whether or not litigation has commenced.

Recent matters have included:

  • Advising on the applicability of the Duomatic principle in the context of amendments to a company’s articles of association.
  • Advising on the consequences for shareholders resulting from the restructuring of a SME.

Property Litigation

Nathan has broad experience in property law, and has acted for clients across a wide range of disputes involving commercial and residential property. He has particular expertise in advising on easements.

Injunctions

Nathan acts for clients in obtaining and resisting applications for injunctions.

He has particular experience of doing so where there is an insolvency angle, such as injunctions restraining the presentation and advertisement of winding up petitions, but also in other areas of law such as property law, for example acting for a client in successfully opposing an application brought by the owner of a commercial property who asserted an easement over a neighbouring residential property.

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

Awards etc

  • Best Individual Oralist Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, 2012
  • Master of Moots Cambridge University Law Society, 2010-2011

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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