Nathan Rasiah KC > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

1 Gray\'s Inn Square


Nathan has experience in all areas of criminal law. He is a hard-working and effective trial advocate and has been instructed in cases involving organised crime, grave violent and sexual offences, and serious fraud.  He combines thorough preparation with sound judgment, and is comfortable dealing with complex and sensitive cases.

He is an incisive appellate lawyer who is available to provide specialist advice on criminal appeals, including to the Court of Appeal, the European Court of Human Rights and the Criminal Cases Review Commission.  He has experience of judicial review and appeals in the High Court relating to insolvency and extradition.

In addition to his domestic practice, Nathan has particular expertise in international human rights law and international criminal litigation. He has worked on a number of high profile cases involving military and political leaders charged before international criminal tribunals, and is available to advise on all areas of international criminal and humanitarian law.


Called 2007, Inner Temple.




Jesus College, Cambridge (2006 MA Law).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

23ES is ‘one of the largest criminal sets with a wide pool of counsel at all levels’. Kate Lumsdon KC successfully prosecuted a man who murdered his girlfriend in a room at the Holiday Inn in Greenwich. James Bloomer successfully defended a man against allegations of sexual abuse of his niece five decades earlier. Alan Gardner KC and Nathan Rasiah KC took silk in March 2022.

London Bar > Crime

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Nathan Rasiah KC – 23ES ‘Nathan is calm under pressure, thorough and determined. An exceptional advocate.’

‘A brilliant chambers with a range of top-notch barristers’, the set at 23ES bring strength in depth to prosecuting and defending serious crime, from complex multi-handed and high-profile murders, to cases involving sexual offences and human trafficking. John Price KC led Nathan Rasiah KC (a 2022 Silk) in the successful prosecution of a man who was sentenced to life in June 2022, for the widely-publicised 1994 murder of Rikki Neave, 13-year-old boy. Eloise Marshall KC prosecuted to conclusion the case of disgraced former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke, who was convicted of sexual assaults. William Eaglestone led the successful prosecution of a former soldier for accused of the sexual assault and rape attacks by multiple servicewomen.