Expertise

Natalie is experienced in acting on substantial and complex commercial disputes for corporations from a range of sectors. Her cases have included contractual and partnership disputes, and fraud claims, as well as advising on data protection matters, and bribery and corruption allegations.

Recognition

Natalie has published articles in the press, given talks and appears on panels on a variety of subjects including litigation technology, best practice for handling disputes and the Disclosure Pilot Scheme in the Business and Property Courts (England and Wales).

Experience

Natalie’s experience includes advising:

  • a financial institution in successful litigation in the High Court and Court of Appeal in relation to the validity of interest rate swaps
  • a FTSE 250 corporate in an International Criminal Court (ICC) arbitration against a Middle-Eastern government relating to one of the largest airport construction projects in the world
  • a FTSE 100 corporate in investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption conducted by the UK Serious Fraud Office and the US Department of Justice

Career

Before joining Stewarts, Natalie worked at Slaughter and May for over seven years (where she trained and qualified into the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group). Natalie qualified as a solicitor advocate in 2017 (Higher Courts, Civil Proceedings).

Publications

Natalie regularly speaks at legal conferences and chairs seminars and panels for the Junior LSLA.  Recent appearances by Natalie include:

  • delivering a presentation on the Disclosure Pilot Scheme at The Law Society Civil Litigation Section Spring Conference 2019 (1 May 2019).
  • co-presenting a live-streamed webinar for The Law Society on the Disclosure Pilot Scheme (30 April 2019).
  • delivering a speech and participating as a panellist at the first-ever Legal Futures Civil Litigation Conference 2019 for the “Court modernization – what is happening and when?” panel session, with co-panellists Richard Goodman (Change Director, HM Courts & Tribunals Services) and Andrew George QC (Blackstone Chambers and member of the executive committee of COMBAR) (19 March 2019).

Articles

Artificial intelligence and a national digital case law database could revolutionise UK litigation by Natalie Osafo, Practical Law Company (1 March 2019)

Using Artificial Intelligence for Regulatory Investigations – The Benefits, Boundaries and Beyond by Richard Jeens and Natalie Osafo, The Artificial Lawyer (1 November 2018).

Quoted in the New Law Journal piece The Brexit zeitgeist – NLJ/LSLA Litigation trends 2018 (November 2018) 

Artificial intelligence in the courtroom by Damian Taylor and Natalie Osafo, The Law Society Gazette (1 April 2018)

Accreditations and memberships

Natalie is President of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association (Junior LSLA). She is also a member of the LSLA and Young ICSID.

 

Personal

Natalie enjoys adventure sporting holidays, running, swimming, and sampling international cuisines. She also coaches school students on employability skills and is an ACDiversity mentor.