Natasha is highly experienced in representing parties in applications for Forced Marriage Protection Orders and FGM Protection Orders in the High Court and Family Court. She is committed to human rights and protecting the rights of individuals. Natasha has previous experience in crime, extradition, regulatory and civil matters. She is currently working on the Dame Linda Dobbs Review.
Natasha predominately specialises in family law. She has represented parents and carers, the Local Authority, and children in public law, private law and international family law proceedings. She has previous experience in crime, extradition, regulatory and civil matters. She is also currently working on the Dame Linda Dobbs Review.
Natasha has regularly appeared in care proceedings representing local authorities and parents. She has worked with lay clients from diverse backgrounds and vulnerabilities such as learning difficulties and mental health diagnoses. She is particularly skilled at assisting vulnerable clients in participating in proceedings and has worked with intermediaries. Natasha has acted in care proceedings involving allegations around FGM and Forced Marriage. She has also acted in a case involving an injunction to stop a party from posting details of care proceedings in the public domain.
Natasha has routinely represented parties in private proceedings involving child arrangements orders, prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders. She has also represented parties in applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders. She has extensive experience in dealing with cases involving domestic abuse and is particularly adept at dealing with cases where there is a cross-over between applications for child arrangements orders, non-molestation orders and occupation orders. Her background in crime and professional negligence has made her skilled at cross-examining alleged victims and perpetrators, as well as dealing with vulnerable witnesses and sensitive issues.
Natasha’s international family law practice includes child abduction and child relocation cases. Natasha is highly experienced in representing parties in applications for Forced Marriage Protection Orders and FGM Protection Orders in the High Court and Family Court. This includes representing parties who are making applications on behalf of Persons to be Protected. She has represented parties in standalone applications, as well as linked care proceedings. She has particular knowledge of Forced Marriage and FGM and asylum, having focused on this subject academically.
Natasha has provided pro bono advisory and advocacy services through Advocate (formerly known as the Bar Pro Bono Unit). She has previously received a Certificate of Recognition for her pro bono work, and was nominated “Hero Barrister of the Week” by Advocate on Twitter in June 2019.