Nat Young

Nat Young

Dispute resolution, insolvency & intellectual property
Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team
Senior Associate
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Benefitting from 15 years in litigation, I advise on a wide range of disputes and offer particular expertise in intellectual property, competition and insolvency law.

I am a solicitor advocate with rights of audience in all courts and in all proceedings. Whether I’m advising an individual or a large multi-national corporation, I work to achieve my client’s objectives whether it requires aggressive action or a more conciliatory approach.

I lead SA Law’s insolvency and intellectual property practice areas, where I advise clients on both the non-contentious and contentious aspects of these disciplines.


  • Acted against an international imaging company in a competition claim
  • Acted for the claimant in a £5 million claim for breach of patent licence/abuse of a dominant market position
  • Acted for the successful applicant in the reported insolvency case of Wallace LLP v Yates [2010] EWHC 1098 (Ch)
  • Represented successful claimants in a £1 million international arbitration over a dock in the UAE


I am a former councillor for St Albans District Council

"Nat Young is highly knowledgeable and immediately puts the client at ease." - The Legal 500, 2017

"Intelligent, strategic and level-headed." - The Legal 500, 2016

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Carillion: PwC appointed as special managers - what happens now?

Senior Associate, Nat Young comments on what the effects of the Carillion liquidation are likely to be.

‘Intelligent, strategic and level-headed’ senior associate Nathanael Young recently represented a client in defamation proceedings. 
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How do CVAs affect landlords?

Senior Associate Nat Young considers how CVAs have become the go-to restructuring tool.

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Carillion Collapse: Legal implications

Nat Young, Senior Associate at SA Law comments in The Construction Index on the impact the Carillion collapse has for the companies it supplies to.

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Insolvency: What rights need to be considered?

Senior Associate Nathanael Young writes for the Financial Director on Insolvency and the rights which need to be considered.

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SA Law is delighted to announce success in this year's Directories rankings

We are pleased to share that we have held our position in all our main practice areas in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

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Need to recover a high value debt? Try the insolvency process

Can insolvency be used to recover debt? Senior Associate Nat Young explains how it sometimes can be appropriate.

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Calling it a day: Why trading too long can be damaging for directors

When is it time to accept the inevitable and stop trading?

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How a UK micro business sued Nike for trademark infringement and won

Nat Young, Senior Associate in the Litigation department at SA Law writes for Business Advice on the successes of a micro business against Nike

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Using Insolvency as a debt recovery tool

Senior Associate at SA Law Nat Young explains why insolvency can sometimes be an appropriate debt recovery tool

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Poundworld administration - what happens next?

Nat Young, Senior Associate explains what happens after a company enters into administration.

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Insolvency: When is it time to accept the inevitable?

Even when it is obvious that a company is in financial difficulty, it can be difficult to advise the directors. Most of the time, they will believe they…

"I chose law because I was too badly-behaved to join the cadets (allegedly)!"
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Tips for Protecting Intellectual Property

Sometimes, intellectual property can seem a daunting subject. However, simple steps can still make all the difference. Here are our top tips to help you…

"Favourite career moment is a multi-million pound claim involving supermarket trolley wheels"
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Justified threats? New Bill Changes Intellectual Property Litigation

How do you react when you want to sue someone? Do you issue a claim immediately, or write a letter of claim first? The answer seems obvious. For many…

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