Natalie joined the team as an Associate in July 2019 and has a range of experience advising on a wide range of commercial and regulatory disputes. Natalie is currently on a 12 month internal secondment to Global Investigations within the firm's Litigation Division.
Natalie's commercial disputes experience includes advising on complex breach of contract claims, professional negligence claims, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes and business protection litigation. Her recent experience includes:
- successfully defending a professional services client in a multimillion pound claim arising from alleged breaches of a SPA where the Claimant sought a preliminary finding that the SPA should be rescinded on grounds of fraudulent misrepresentation
- acting for the majority shareholders of a manufacturing company defending unfair prejudice proceedings
- acting for a publicly listed company against former employees and their new employer for theft of confidential information, conspiracy and breach of contract
As part of her regulatory practice, Natalie regularly advises clients across a variety of industry sectors and has particular expertise in defending Food Business Operators against proceedings brought by the Food Standards Agency in the Magistrates and Crown Courts. Natalie's notable experience in this sector includes being part of the legal team acting for a trade association in proceedings heard by the Supreme Court which concerned the available means of challenging a decision of the regulator.
Natalie also provides compliance advice and undertakes due diligence in relation to health and safety issues and advises on regulatory investigations.