Dermot Clarke

Areas of law:

Magistrates’ Court

Nathan is a Solicitor specialising in Criminal Law at the Cardiff office. He is a qualified Duty Solicitor and Police Station Representative. Nathan completed his training contract at Reeds, practicing in family law, prison law and crime.

Prior to joining Reeds, Nathan attained his law degree at Cardiff University before going on to complete a Masters degree in Public International Law at Utrecht University. He then obtained the Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award as a scholarship toward his Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, where he achieved a distinction. Nathan has previously worked as a legal intern at the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in The Hague, dealing with cases involving the International Criminal Court. He also worked as a Legal and Policy intern at Fair Trials International having obtained a bursary from the Human Rights Lawyers Association.

In his work at Reeds, Nathan represents clients at the police station, in the Magistrates Court and conducts casework in the Crown Court team. Nathan’s reliability and work ethic have seen him represent clients in all manner of cases; Nathan represents legally aided clients in cases ranging from criminal damage and common assault, to GBH, attempted murder and possession of drugs with intent to supply.

Nathan has expertise in white collar crime having represented clients facing serious allegations of fraud and money laundering involving substantial amounts of money.

Nathan also represents privately funded clients and is developing a growing expertise in motoring offences, including drink or drug driving, speeding and failing to provide samples for analysis. He is also able to make exceptional hardship arguments for clients in favour of retaining their driving licence.

Nathan is a calm individual and can explain complex issues in a straightforward way. He understands that involvement in the criminal justice system can be daunting and he takes care to spell out how the case will progress.  Nathan provides reliable and practical advice and is passionate about achieving the best outcome for the client.

Nathan is currently completing weekly Spanish lessons and can converse at an intermediate level with Spanish clients.

In accordance with the Solicitors’ Regulatory Transparency Rules for motoring offences we confirm that Nathan Adams charges Level C hourly rates.


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Notable Cases

Represented a Defendant charged with a multi-million pound conspiracy involving VAT fraud and alcohol duty evasion at Southwark Crown Court

Represented a Defendant charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs at Bristol Crown Court

Represented two Defendants charged jointly with grievous bodily harm with intent at Cardiff Crown Court, both defendants were acquitted