Natalie is experienced in substantial and complex commercial disputes across a range of sectors and industries. Her cases have included contractual and shareholder disputes, debt recovery and judgment enforcement matters and professional negligence claims. Natalie also has experience advising on the pursuit and defence of claims and strategies to recover distressed debts and assets in fraud, insolvency and financial restructuring situations.
Clients she has acted for include FTSE 100 and 250 companies, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and creditors and directors of insolvent companies.
Before joining Stewarts, Natalie worked in the Disputes and Investigations Team at Slaughter and May. Natalie qualified as a solicitor advocate in 2017 (Higher Courts, Civil Proceedings).
Natalie’s experience includes advising:
- liquidators of an offshore company seeking to recover over US$800 million of investor funds dissipated in a multi-jurisdictional fraud
- an administrator of a global company in High Court litigation relating to a €1 billion cross-border contractual and financial restructuring dispute
- trustees in bankruptcy presiding over a bankruptcy estate involving million pounds of recoveries of assets for creditors and several related proceedings
- a creditor of an alternative assets management company seeking to enforce an overseas judgment in the UK for substantial cryptocurrency debts
- a financial institution creditor on the recovery of debts from a US corporation secured against US$4 billion of financial securities
- a business owner on professional negligence claims against a leading solicitors firm and barristers in connection with advice provided on a commercial claim
- 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
Natalie has been quoted in the press, published and authored articles and given talks on a variety of subjects including:
- Directors only owe duty to creditors on real risk of insolvency, UK’s Supreme Court rules (Quoted in City AM, Law360 and Law.com)
- Can English courts compel EU resident parties to produce documents and accounts of dealings in UK corporate insolvencies?
- ‘A lesson on limitation periods—HSBC defeats ECU foreign exchange market manipulation claim’ (ECU Group plc v HSBC Bank UK plc)
- Podcast: Latest changes to the Disclosure Pilot Scheme and what they indicate for the future
- Artificial intelligence and a national digital case law database could revolutionise UK litigation
- The Brexit zeitgeist – NLJ/LSLA Litigation trends 2018(Quoted in the New Law Journal)
Accreditations and memberships
Natalie holds the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency for corporate and personal insolvency matters. She is a Committee Member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and was previously President of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association.
Natalie is also a member of R3, The Insolvency Practitioners Association and Thought Leaders 4 (Fraud, Insolvency, Restructuring, Enforcement). She was a member of the Rolls Building Disclosure Working Group responsible for drafting the disclosure pilot in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales, which is now a practice direction in the UK Civil Procedure Rules.
Natalie enjoys adventure holidays, running, swimming, and sampling international cuisines.
Natalie regularly speaks at legal conferences, and chairs seminars and panels. Recent appearances by Natalie include:
- Speaking about the Disclosure Pilot Scheme/Practice Direction at The Law Society Civil Litigation Section Conferences
- Panellist and Speaker at London International Disputes Week 2020