Nathan Taylor-Allkins

Criminal Law Regulatory Matters Road Traffic Offences Road Transport & Logistics

Nathan completed a four-year law sandwich degree at Nottingham Trent University, which included spending the third year of his studying on placement at a criminal law firm in central London.

He then gained a distinction on the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Bloomsbury, where he continued to work on a part-time basis at the same law firm that he spent his placement year at.
Nathan joined Woodfines as a trainee solicitor in 2013 and qualified into the Crime and Regulatory department in 2015, progressing to Partner in April 2022.

Specialist Areas

General Criminal defence, White-Collar Crime, Fraud and Business defence: Nathan specialises in the representation of individuals and businesses against prosecutions brought by the Crown Prosecution Service, Trading Standards, the Health and Safety Executive, and other enforcement agencies. He has vast experience in advising at all stages of proceedings for a wide range of cases, including grave crimes, such as murder, robbery, multi-million pound frauds and insider trading.

Motoring: Nathan provides defence in all aspects of road traffic matters, including special reasons and exceptional hardship hearings.

Licensing: Involved in a variety of cases concerning taxi licensing and alcohol/premises licensing.

Regulatory and Environmental: Experienced in advising and providing representation in a variety of regulatory issues, including abatement notices; appeals to the Planning Inspectorate; Environment Agency matters (waste permits etc.); fire authority prosecutions under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005; abandoned vehicles under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978.

Transport: Nathan advises on all areas of the regulatory regimes involving heavy goods vehicles, public service vehicle, professional drivers, and fleets, including on compliance, prosecution and defence.

More about Nathan

What was your first job?

My first proper job was working on the fish counter at Waitrose (the smell did linger somewhat…) but my first job in law was as a court logger at Northampton Crown Court, which I loved. I had to keep a log of everything that happened during all the proceedings and got to observe some fantastic advocates and barristers. It sparked my passion for criminal law and set me on my path to becoming a lawyer.

If you weren’t a lawyer or in your current profession, what would you be doing?

My dream would be to work with big cats (lions predominately) in Africa but the reality is probably something either to do with sport or a teacher.


Motoring Offence Representation

Nathan is highly skilled and negotiated three motoring offences down to one, all at one court date!

On making contact with Woodfines, I didn’t have to explain my situation to a junior member of staff and wait 24hrs for a legal adviser. I was transferred immediately to Nathan who listened, and was eager to check the NIP so he could manage expectations from the onset. Once instructed, Nathan was even more efficient and continuously scenario planned as the case progressed.

Nathan was willing to answer questions throughout the whole process. He was patient and approachable, yet honest about potential outcomes.

Speeding conviction

Very helpful and happy with the outcome, good job well done.