Areas of Expertise
Nat advises on a broad range of property transactions with his legal background having a particular emphasis on site acquisitions, development agreements and regeneration.
As well as this core area of work, Nat heads up our Telecoms, Utilities & Infrastructure team and is the firm’s resident expert on the Electronic Communications Code, regularly advising our clients on various forms of Code agreements including multiple dwelling unit (MDU) wayleaves, consents, licences, telecoms leases, and assisting in tribunal matters where necessary.
Nat’s team supports our acquisitions lawyers with development services including utility connections for gas, electric, water and fibre and infrastructure matters including adoption agreements for new estate roads and sewers. Nat’s team have experience in dealing with all types of utility matters including deeds of grant/easement, substation transfers/leases, gas governors, electrical wayleaves, data communication wayleaves, ESCO leases and EV charging leases. The team works closely with local highways authorities and water companies in respect to common forms of section agreements, including s104/116 agreements for sewer adoption/diversion respectively and s38/278 agreements for highways adoption/alteration respectively, and will guide our clients through more niche matters including build over agreements and highways licences, where necessary.
In addition to the above, Nat frequently advises our clients in connection with specific types of construction licences including scaffolding licences and crane oversailing licences.
Nat trained at the firm and joined the Real Estate & Projects team on qualification.
Nat regularly hosts webinars on various legal topics relating to Telecoms, Utilities and Infrastructure and contributes to the team’s IT’S THE LAW articles.
Nat graduated from Nottingham University with a BA (Hons) in French and German, before completing his GDL at BPP and LPC at University of Law in London.
Nat is a film buff and an Arsenal season ticket holder. He still enjoys skiing despite falling 100ft off the Matterhorn…