Natalie has crafted a successful and busy civil practice where she specialises in both residential and commercial property disputes and personal injury.
Prior to joining chambers Natalie had a busy mixed common law and crime practice where she excelled at trial advocacy. She regularly appeared in the magistrates and crown courts both prosecuting and defending in some of the most serious criminal cases. This regular trial experience means that Natalie is a skilled advocate, and her ability to effectively cross-examine witnesses is outstanding.
Natalie accepts instructions on a direct access basis.
Natalie is mum to a young and demanding daughter and in her spare time she is both taxi and activity organiser to keep her young child’s mind occupied. Natalie also enjoys travelling and reading (she is a founding member of a local book club).
Natalie advises and appears in a broad range of commercial matters. She has particular experience in gaining successful outcomes in urgent interim relief applications.
As well as representing clients at interlocutory hearings, (including applications for summary judgment, setting aside judgment in default, relief from sanctions and CCMCs), Natalie is regularly instructed to appear for clients in both the County Court and the High Court in small claims, fast track and multi-track trials.
A significant proportion of Natalie’s’ practice comprises disputes relating to real property and landlord and tenant disputes and she is always happy to receive instructions in this field.
Natalie has experience in the field of service charge and administration charge recovery. She regularly advises on these matters and appears in the County Court and the First-tier Tribunal on behalf of landlords, managing agents and tenants in relation to these disputes including forfeiture. She also frequently advises parties on the breach of lease provisions generally.
Natalie regularly advises and represents landlords and tenants in a broad range of actions including possession, rent arrears, trespass, and disrepair claims.
She has frequently provided crucial advice on the validity of section 21 notices, including issues surrounding tenancy deposit protection and gas safety certificate requirements.
Prior to commencing pupillage Natalie worked as a caseworker for Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K), a London based charity that provides advice and representation to people in extreme poverty. There she provided advice and represented vulnerable people in Social Security Appeal Tribunals and assisted in possession proceedings. Natalie is committed to fighting the causes of inequality and poverty and between 2012 to 2015 she was a trustee of Z2K.
Natalie also has extensive experience both advising and representing clients in a broad range of property disputes and the commercial / contractual issues that arise. Natalie has been instructed to deal with applications to strike out, she has been instructed in successful emergency injunction applications in the High Court, and emergency applications for relief from forfeiture.
Natalie is regularly instructed in small claims, fast and multi track trials, disposal hearings, and MoJ Stage 3 hearings. Natalie also advises on quantum and is happy to accept instructions on a CFA basis.
Quantum issues that also present themselves alongside road traffic accident claims are claims for credit hire; as a result, Natalie is live to the commercial considerations underpinning credit hire claims as well as the impact upon and experiences of lay clients attending court in relation to these claims. Natalie is well versed in the technical arguments run in this complex and developing area of law.