Natasha joined Chambers in October 2016, after completing pupillage at 3 Hare Court. She is developing a broad public, commercial and civil law practice. She accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ specialisms, with a focus on international and cross-border work.
Natasha has a special interest in public law, civil liberties and human rights, with a focus on immigration and asylum. Natasha is currently acting as Assistant to the Inspector, Sir George Newman, in the Iraq Fatality Investigations. IFI was established in response to the Divisional Court’s decision in R (Ali Mousa and others) v Secretary of State for Defence  EWHC 1412 (Admin), to discharge the state’s obligations under Article 2. Natasha accepts instructions in judicial review proceedings and immigration appeals, and appears in the High Court, Upper Tribunal and FTT. She is involved in running initiatives to provide legal advice to asylum seekers, and has worked in the camps and detention centres in Athens, Calais and Dunkirk. She is regularly instructed pro bono through Bail for Immigration Detainees. Before coming to the Bar, Natasha worked as a Legal Intern for the UNDP, assisted a project with the ICTY examining the massacre at Srebrenica, and undertook a fellowship working on the RED+ programme at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in Switzerland.
Natasha is developing a general commercial practice, and is regularly instructed as junior and sole counsel in a range of contractual, company and partnership disputes. Alongside advisory, pleading and advocacy work, she is building experience in mediation and international arbitration. Natasha is a regular contributor to the Lexis publication, Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency.
Natasha recently acted 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, an appeal concerning the interpretation of the Brussels I Regulations governing jurisdiction in insurance matters. She 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. Natasha is regularly instructed in matters raising jurisdictional and conflict of law issues, particularly in relation to insurance jurisdiction, and in claims under European Conventions and the Package Travel Regulations.
Natasha takes on drafting and advisory work in professional negligence claims against legal, medical and construction professionals and financial advisors. She has recently returned from secondment to the Medical Malpractice team of a leading Defendant solicitors’ firm, specialising in private medical care providers and inquests.
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)
Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), City Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), City Law School
History BA, Exeter College, University of Oxford
Spanish (including study at the University of Havana) and French (conversational).