Natasha Dzameh

Year of Call: 2010

Inn: Middle Temple

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Her strong legal analysis and keen eye for detail allow her to offer concise and pragmatic advice.”

Legal 500,  2021
Chancery, Probate & Tax

Natasha has a wealth of experience in this field representing claimants and defendants. Her practice focuses on legal professionals (solicitors and barristers), construction professionals (architects, surveyors etc.) and financial professionals. These disputes often concern matters relating to Natasha’s other practice areas however, she also advises on professional negligence disputes generally and is frequently instructed on subrogated insurance claims. She is also instructed on coverage matters.

As a commercial and chancery practitioner Natasha is accustomed to dealing with multifaceted claims which involve breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust in addition to making tactical applications e.g. disclosure applications. She undertook a 3-month secondment at RPC in which she advised on, and drafted various documents in respect of, solicitors’ professional negligence claims. These involved a range of firms, including international firms, where the insurer client was one of the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance companies.

Legal Professionals

Natasha’s experience includes the following matters:

  • A claim worth c.£2m (including a Part 20 claim) in respect of mortgage advances, a failure to advise as to open market value, and a failure to undertake various assessments involving allegations by a large financial institution against a law firm and a firm of surveyors
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Cyber fraud
  • Disclosure concerns
  • Estate maladministration
  • Failure to advise as to the terms of a lease
  • Failure to advise on the impact of an overage clause
  • Failure to advise on the validity of a notice proposing a statutory lease extension
  • Failure to ensure that the proceeds of sale were used to redeem an existing mortgage
  • Failure to ensure a conveyance included requisite land
  • Failure to identify land as being landlocked and to advise accordingly
  • Failure to include guarantors on a lease
  • Failure to include in a conveyance a right of access
  • Failure to issue within the limitation period
  • Incorrect advice on Inheritance Tax
  • Ineffectual advice during construction law litigation
  • Ineffectual advice regarding a Deed of Variation
  • Negligent estate administration
  • Negligent payment of settlement funds
  • Negligent procurement of funds including a mortgage
  • Mishandling of funds
  • Requesting disclosure of documents used in other proceedings where a professional negligence action has been intimated

Construction Professionals

Natasha’s experience includes residential and commercial buildings. She also has a significant property damage practice which involves professional negligence claims against a variety of construction professionals (for details of her property damage practice please see her property damage & insurance disputes CV). Some recent examples are:

  • A claim worth c£2m (including a Part 20 claim) in respect of mortgage advances, a failure to advise as to open market value, and a failure to undertake various assessments involving allegations by a large financial institution against a law firm and a firm of surveyors
  • Defective foundations
  • Failure to adequately complete planning applications
  • Failure to advise during execution of project designs
  • Failure to design an appropriate development scheme and to advise on various matters affecting the proposed development at numerous stages
  • Failure to recognise potential issues during surveys
  • Inaccurate valuations and HomeBuyers Reports
  • Latent damage
  • Numerous cases concerning defective works including claims regarding cavity wall insulation, construction near trees, installation of appliances as well as fixtures and fittings, roofing, lintels, wall ties etc.
  • Validity of an award under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996

Financial Professionals

Natasha’s experience includes the following:

  • A claim worth c.£2m (including a Part 20 claim) in respect of mortgage advances, a failure to advise as to open market value, and a failure to undertake various assessments involving allegations by a large financial institution against a law firm and a firm of surveyors
  • Disclosure concerns where maladministration was suggested in respect of a financial accountant acting as an executor

Professional memberships:

  • 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