Natasha joined Chambers in October 2016, after completing pupillage at 3 Hare Court.
She has a broad commercial, civil and public law practice and accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ specialisms. She has a particular interest in international and cross-border work. Natasha regularly appears in the High Court and the County Court, and undertakes pleading and advisory work. She is willing to consider acting pro bono where appropriate.
Natasha is developing a general commercial, company and insolvency practice.
She has experience advising, drafting and appearing in disputes involving breach of contract, partnership disputes, agency and authority issues and the sale of goods. Natasha regularly acts in individual bankruptcy, corporate insolvency and company law matters and is a repeat contributor to the Lexis publication, Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency.
Natasha gained exposure during pupillage to high-value litigation and arbitration, and assisted on matters involving cross-border enforcement, multi-party civil fraud, and commercial property disputes.
Natasha takes a particular interest in media and entertainment cases, due to her familiarity with the film, television and radio industries from experience prior to the Bar. She has been instructed as sole counsel and assisted while a pupil on a range of contractual disputes and insolvency matters involving production companies, prominent publications, investors and individuals.
Natasha takes a strong interest in cases with a jurisdictional and cross border element.
She recently appeared as junior counsel in the Supreme Court with Howard Stevens QC and Katherine Deal in Keefe v (1) Mapfre Mutualidad Compania De Seguros Y Reaseguros SA (2) Hoteles Pinero Canarias SL, a case concerning the interpretation of the Brussels I Regulations governing jurisdiction in relation to a direct action brought against a Spanish-domiciled insurance company.
Natasha provided advice to the estates and dependant family members of those killed in the Tunisian terrorist attacks, pending the Inquest and civil claims against the tour operator.
She is regularly instructed by both claimants and tour operators in matters raising jurisdictional and conflict of law issues, and in claims under the Package Travel Regulations, Athens Convention and Montreal Convention.
Natasha has a special interest in administrative and constitutional law, civil liberties and human rights, with a focus on immigration. Before coming to the Bar, Natasha worked as a Legal Intern for the United Nations Development Programme, participated in a project with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) examining the massacre at Srebrenica, and undertook a fellowship at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in Switzerland.
Natasha accepts instructions in judicial review proceedings and immigration appeals, and has experience in fresh claims, Article 8, deportation orders and unlawful detention matters. She is regularly instructed to make bail applications, often working pro bono through Bail for Immigration Detainees.
During pupillage, she gained experience working on constitutional and administrative appeals to the Privy Council from Caribbean jurisdictions, and working with Treasury Counsel on an appeal in the Court of Appeal concerning the evidential flexibility policy.
Natasha accepts instructions from landlords and tenants on matters concerning leasehold forfeiture, possession claims, commercial property, social housing and wider tenancy disputes.
Natasha takes on drafting and advisory work in professional negligence claims, including against legal professionals, accountants, surveyors and financial advisors.
Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), City Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), City Law School
History BA, Exeter College, University of Oxford
Simon Pointer Prize for History, University of Oxford
Leilo Stampa Prize for Disciplines of History, University of Oxford
Quarrel-Read Prize, University of Oxford
Exhibition, University of Oxford
International Finalist and National Champion, Telders Public International Law Moot Court Competition
Major Scholarship, Inner Temple
BPTC Advocacy Scholarship
Geoffrey Nice Foundation Bursary, Inner Temple
Li & Fung Scholarship (research and teaching appointment at Beijing Normal University)
Richard Sandbrook Scholarship (fellowship at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature)
Spanish (including study at the University of Havana)