Nathaniel Rudolf QC appears at the Supreme Court

Nathaniel Rudolf QC appeared at the Supreme Court this week on an appeal concerning when restraint orders can be varied to permit legal expenses in civil cases with an overlap to the criminal allegation.

The respondent was subject to a restraint order in December 2017. The previous year, civil proceedings had begun in the High Court. He instructed solicitors to defend the civil claim against him and sought a variation to the restraint order to pay those solicitors £3,000 for advice on a settlement. Although the variation application was refused by the judge at first instance it was allowed on appeal.

The Crown Prosecution Service now appeals to the Supreme Court against the Court of Appeal’s decision.

Nathaniel was part of a multi-counsel team led by Ben Douglas-Jones QC, with Will Douglas-Jones, instructed by Ben Henry at Jonas Roy Bloom.

Judgment will be given at a later date.


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