Nathan Seymour-Hyde

Solicitor

Oxford

01865 260230 x 6412

Areas of law:

Magistrates’ Court, Police Station

Nathan worked in India and Hong Kong, prior to qualifying as a lawyer in 2013. He first gained experience as a solicitor whilst working for a busy practice in central London, before joining Reeds in 2017.

Nathan has represented clients at both the police station and Magistrates’ court for some of the most serious criminal offences; including murder, drugs conspiracies and sexual offences.

He prides himself on being approachable and client-focused, understanding that appearing in the criminal court can be an extremely stressful experience for Defendants. He is also committed to working within the legal aid system, which often involves defending clients in the most need.

Nathan has built an excellent track record as a capable trial lawyer. His success has been based on detailed preparation and keen understanding of the laws of evidence.

Notable Cases

R v C - 2016 – successfully made representations to drop the prosecution against the Defendant after commissioning an expert report with regard to the client’s learning difficulties.

R v F 2017– represented the client at the police station and first appearance at court for Murder. After advising on the basis that the prosecution did not have enough evidence, the case was discontinued within weeks.

R v G 2018 – successfully defended a student at trial, who raised issues with racist treatment by the police. He was charged with assault on a police officer and Public Order offences. After challenging numerous errors that the prosecution had made in disclosure, the case was discontinued.

R v J 2018 – successful appeal against an 18 month custodial sentence. The Defendant was released on bail within weeks and the sentenced was quashed in favour of a community based order.