Many Congratulations to Nathan Toms, who has accepted an offer of tenancy to join 5SAH Chambers.

Nathan specialises in general crime utilising his experience in criminal litigation, gained in his third and second-six. Having previously worked in psychiatric care, Nathan is particularly suited to working with vulnerable clients in challenging circumstances.

Nathan has experience prosecuting and defending in a wide range of cases involving POCA, protest law, human rights, drugs, and domestic violence.  He is instructed in complex and challenging cases.

Nathan joined chambers after completing his third-six pupillage at 5SAH having successfully undertaken a specialist crime pupillage at a leading set on the Western Circuit. 

Before pupillage, Nathan was a legal officer at the Free Representation Unit (FRU), specialising in social security law. He oversaw the work of volunteers acting in the First-tier Tribunal as well as balancing his own cases in the First-tier and Upper Tribunal, including work which involved judicial review and human rights.

Nathan’s previous career was in psychiatric care, where he worked predominantly in secure psychiatric hospitals. Nathan was also a manager of a supported living facility for people with schizophrenia and oversaw the care team. 

In his spare time, Nathan volunteers at local youth clubs and has coached school debating teams with the Kalisher Trust.