Nathan Donaldson

  • Partner


Business employment, Individual employment, Dispute resolution, Hotels and leisure


Nathan is a member of our Employment team. He has over 18 years of extensive experience in contentious employment, advising organisations and high net worth individuals. Nathan specialises in cases concerning discrimination, whistleblowing and employment matters arising out of FCA regulated organisations. He has substantial experience in the hotel, educational, and healthcare sectors. Nathan has recently worked on several high profile cases. In 2010 Nathan represented 4 New Square Chambers in its successful defence of the £33m claim brought by Dr Bijlani. This year he represented an investment banker who was the ‘whistle blower’ regarding a rogue trader, involving multi million pound trade losses within a European investment bank.    

Nathan volunteers as a governor for Ravensbourne, a university sector college innovating in digital media at the award winning site at the O2 Arena. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.


"Nathan Donaldson of Collyer Bristow LLP is an experienced employment adviser who represents both organisations and individuals. He is well known for his skill in handling tribunal litigation." Chambers UK, 2016, Employment

Nathan Donaldson is acting for Neville Thurlbeck in his high-profile unfair dismissal and whistle-blowing claim against Newsgroup Newspapers.” 

Nathan Donaldson is recognised for "thinking outside the box and devising solutions," as well as for his "technical mastery of the law." Legal 500, 2012, Employment

“Nathan Donaldson of Collyer Bristow LLP earns market approval for his burgeoning employment practice which sees him represent a wide range of corporate clients. He’s spot on with regards to the law and he dispenses very sound advice.”  Chambers UK, 2014, Employment

Nathan is a "very good tactician and provides practical advice." Chambers UK, 2015, Employment

Client Comments 

“We have used Nathan Donaldson of Collyer Bristow LLP for over 14 years. The advice we received is always commercially focused and reflects the business partnering approach adopted by their employment team.”

Paul Mansi Chief Operating Officer, Edwardian Group London

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