Natasha Dzameh

Year of Call: 2010

Inn: Middle Temple

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Natasha will look at the bigger picture to provide the clients with clear but rounded advice. ‘She does not just consider one aspect of a case but takes all solutions and pathways into consideration. Always friendly and ready to discuss matters. Very pragmatic and approachable.’ “

Chambers UK,  2021
Chancery

Natasha has extensive experience of wills, trusts and probate matters. She is regularly instructed as sole counsel on matters of significant value from pre-action through to trial or mediation. She has been published in the Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal several times and is currently undertaking the ACTAPS professional development course.

Natasha successfully appeared in 2 joined trials heard in the Chancery Division of the High Court (Scott v Allen [2019]; Smith, Binns & Clarke v Scott [2020]). She acted for the administrator in a claim concerning the presumption of revocation, propounding for a will and an application for his removal. Natasha also represented him in a claim for an account and a declaration as to ownership of property, the main asset being secured in the interim as a result of her successful application for a freezing injunction in the sum of £625,000.

Natasha acted as junior to Leslie Blohm QC in respect of the administration of the estate of the late Barry Pring, a case which received national press coverage. This concerned a millionaire who died intestate in the Ukraine and the issue of forfeiture.

Natasha was sole counsel for the defendants in Sollis v Leyshon & Leyshon [2018] EWHC 2853 (Ch). This was a complex 3-day trial concerning breach of trust, duress, proprietary estoppel, resulting trusts, unconscionability, undue influence and unjust enrichment.

Natasha’s experience includes:

  • Allegations of duress and undue influence
  • Beddoe applications
  • Breach of trust and devastavit claims
  • Claims against personal representatives and trustees including applications for their removal, conflicts of interest and self-dealing
  • Claims based on constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel or resulting trusts (including ToLATA and those which involve Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989)
  • Claims involving minors and unborn children
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 by adult children, partners and spouses including applications for permission to bring such claims out of time
  • Construction and rectification of trusts and wills including situations where there have been handwritten amendments and use of correction fluids
  • Deeds of compromise and deeds of variation
  • Derivative actions
  • Disclosure requests
  • Estate administration queries and applications for directions
  • Forfeiture
  • Intestacy and partial intestacy inclusive of attempts to determine lineage
  • Insolvent estates
  • Lifetime gifts
  • Mirror wills and mutual wills
  • Probate claims i.e. grant of probate, propounding for a will, revocation of grant and will validity challenges

Professional memberships:

  • COMBAR
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence 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