Nathan Sherlock

Nathan Sherlock


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2440

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"He is very thorough, really knows his stuff and is really nice to work with"

Chambers UK 2020

As a counsel in our Dispute Resolution practice, Nathan has focused his practice on Chancery litigation, with a particular concentration on pension scheme and trust fund disputes. He has extensive experience in regulatory proceedings, rectification claims, Beddoe proceedings, directions applications and high-value professional liability actions.

Nathan has acted in the industry's most prominent and ground-breaking cases in recent years, including a number before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court which have led to important developments in the law. As well as his considerable experience of conducting major commercial litigation before the English Courts, much of Nathan's work has an international dimension and he has been involved in the prosecution and defence of multi-billion dollar claims against insolvent estates in the US, Canada and mainland Europe.

Nathan has been listed as a "Rising Star" and a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the UK Legal 500, and as an "Associate to Watch" in Chambers UK. He is a solicitor-advocate, qualified to advocate in the higher Courts, as well as a non-practising barrister. He is also a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers, and for a number of years spoken at conferences organised by the APL on litigation in the context of pension schemes.

Awards and recognitions


Rising Star
Legal 500


Associate to Watch


Next Generation Lawyer
Legal 500

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of Warwick


Association of Pension Lawyers

Court admissions

Senior Courts of England and Wales

Representative experience

Acting for the Trustee of the Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan and the PPF in the cross-border litigation and mediation of a £2.6bn claim.

Acting for ITV in the Box Clever FSD proceedings, including before the Determinations Panel, Upper Tribunal, and Court of Appeal.

Acting for a number of global legal practices in the defence of a professional negligence claims, including those arising out of equalisation liabilities.

Acting for the representative beneficiary of the Airways Pension Scheme concerning a high profile dispute between British Airways and the trustees of the Scheme.

Acting for the independent trustee of an industry wide pension scheme in High Court proceedings concerning the construction of secondary legislation.

Acting for a FTSE-100 company in relation to the rectification of the Trust Deed and Rules of a major pension scheme.

Acting for a global publishing company in relation to the rectification of the Trust Deed and Rules of a major pension scheme.

Advising a FTSE-100 company in relation to the prosecution of a professional negligence claim against its professional advisors.

Advising a major European group in the defence of a private damages suit arising out of a decision of the European Commission.

Advising a European shipping conglomerate in relation to the prosecution of a professional negligence claim arising out of breaches of European competition law.

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