Natasha is very responsive, extremely thorough, pragmatic and easy to work with as part of the team. She is an assertive and tenacious advocate.”
Natasha is a commercial and chancery barrister who is frequently instructed as sole counsel in high value litigation. Her practice is split between commercial/commercial chancery (banking, general commercial disputes, insolvency, partnerships, property damage and professional negligence) and traditional chancery (real estate, trusts and wills).
Natasha regularly appears before courts and tribunals and is accustomed to representing clients at trials occurring over the course of several days in the High Court. She has undertaken numerous mediations and joint settlement meetings as counsel and is also an accredited mediator. Additionally, Natasha has acted as junior to more senior counsel on particularly complex cases i.e. Leslie Blohm QC and Guy Adams.
Natasha won the Bristol Law Society’s “Barrister of the Year 2017” Award within approximately a year of tenancy. The judges were said to be “struck by her apparent maturity with her work”. She was described as “an excellent lawyer and pleasant to deal with” and “one to watch”. Within her first five months of tenancy she was successful in an application for permission to appeal and an appeal concerning errors of law and fact.
- Commercial Bar Association
- Chancery Bar Association
Qualifications & awards:
- LLM International Commercial Law (Distinction), University of Nottingham
- BVC, BPP
- LLB Law (Hons), University of Hull
- Bristol Law Society’s “Barrister of the Year 2017”
- Istituto di Studi Economici e per l’Occupazione Scholarship
- Ferens Scholarship
Natasha marshalled at the Court of Appeal Civil Division and in the Chancery Division of Bristol District Registry. Prior to pupillage, she represented clients at more than 600 hearings as a County Court Advocate in the fields of commercial, chancery and general civil law. Natasha also previously worked as a paralegal in a law firm managing her own caseload involving claims on all three tracks. She is therefore familiar with the difficulties facing professional clients and lay clients throughout the litigation process.
Natasha regularly delivers seminars in commercial fields such as banking and finance litigation in addition to traditional chancery areas like property, wills and trusts. A sample of these is as follows:
- A practical guide to boundary disputes
- A practical guide to conducting trials of 1975 Act claims
- Banking & finance litigation update: Property Alliance Group Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland plc  EWCA Civ 355
- Banking & finance litigation update: Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd  EWCA Civ 2006
- Commercial & property case law update
- Default judgment and applications to set aside
- Disclosure, trusts and data protection in light of Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing  EWCA Civ 74
- Estate administration disputes: Part 1 – removal of personal representatives and trustees
- Estate administration disputes: Part 2 – applications for directions under Part 64
- Get off my land! Obtaining vacant possession
- Instructing counsel
- Litigants in person & vexatious litigants
- Residential landlord & tenant pitfalls
- Strike out and summary judgment
- The effect of adverse rights on the development of land