Natasha Dzameh

Year of Call: 2010

Inn: Middle Temple

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Natasha is very thorough, her attention to detail is strong and she’s very approachable. She’s always at the other end of the phone and she’s always willing to help. ‘She is right on top of the legal and factual aspects of a case.’ “

Chambers UK,  2020
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. Natasha advises on all aspects of estate administration and is particularly familiar with applications to remove personal representatives and trustees.

Natasha was recently successful 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 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 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. The scope of the Claimant’s case was reduced to one of undue influence as a result of her oral evidence.

Natasha’s experience includes:

  • Allegations of duress and undue influence
  • Applications to consolidate proceedings
  • Approval hearings
  • Beddoe applications
  • Breach of trust
  • 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
  • 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
  • Court of Protection matters (for more information see Natasha’s Court of Protection CV)
  • Deeds of compromise and deeds of variation
  • Derivative claims
  • Devastavit
  • Disclosure requests
  • Estate administration queries and applications for directions
  • Forfeiture
  • Intestacy and partial intestacy inclusive of attempts to determine lineage
  • Lifetime gifts
  • Mirror wills
  • Mutual wills
  • Probate claims i.e. grant of probate, revocation of grant and will validity challenges
  • ToLATA claims

Professional memberships:

  • 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