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Nathan Day

Nathan graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws.  He was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in February 2012.

Between 2013 and 2017, Nathan worked at Lander & Rogers Lawyers in Sydney where he specialised in the resolution of complex contractual, equitable and insolvency disputes.  Nathan acted for and against ASX-listed and major public companies in large-scale litigation.

Nathan joined Iles Selley Lawyers in 2017 and became a Principal of the firm in January 2022.

At Iles Selley Lawyers, Nathan specialises in the resolution of complex commercial disputes.

He is regularly engaged in trust and shareholder disputes for prominent South Australian families and businesses with complex trust and corporate structures.

Nathan has significant experience in equitable disputes involving breaches of fiduciary duties by former employees, directors, trustees, executors, accountants and real estate agents.  In relation to claims against former employees, Nathan recognises the need to respond urgently in protecting the client’s customer base and confidential information by seeking urgent injunctive relief.

Nathan has a keen interest in disputes arising out of corporate insolvencies.  He often acts for directors in defending insolvent trading claims by liquidators appointed to ASX-listed and large public companies.

Nathan also acts in relation to contractual disputes, financial services disputes, estate disputes, regulatory litigation and professional indemnity litigation.

Nathan’s highlights include:

• acting for a beneficiary of a deceased estate worth over $20 million in investigating the historical management of trusts controlled by the deceased during his lifetime and prosecuting claims against the corporate trustee (settled on favourable terms following the commencement of proceedings);

• appearing as junior counsel (led by Brendon Roberts QC) before Chief Justice Kourakis in a complex contractual dispute that settled on favourable terms during the trial;

• appearing as junior counsel (led by Brendon Roberts QC) in successfully reducing an ASIC banning order against financial advisors by 85%;

• acting for Investa Property Group in pursuing a contractual and equitable claim against a former employee and real estate agent concerning the sale of two residential developments (Investa Properties Pty Ltd v Nankervis (No. 7) (2015) 333 ALR 193 (first instance proceedings); Oliver Hume South East Queensland Pty Ltd v Investa Residential Group Pty Ltd [2017] FCAFC 141 (on appeal));

• acting for First State Super in connection with Supreme Court of New South Wales proceedings involving a complex contractual dispute concerning a federal airport;

• acting for a large group of franchisees across Australia in a high-profile dispute against Caltex; and

• acting for Liquor & Gaming NSW in successfully prosecuting fraudulent gaming and charity schemes.