Natalie’s practice encompasses both led and un-led work across the full spectrum of 7KBW’s commercial specialisms, including shipping, shipbuilding, insurance/reinsurance, professional negligence and civil fraud. By way of example:
- Natalie is currently acting on her own in a number of LMAA arbitrations and is instructed in one of the first safe port disputes concerning the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Natalie also has experience of complex shipbuilding disputes, having recently successfully represented Greek Owners in a USD 12 million dispute against a Chinese Yard (led by Robert Bright QC).
- On the insurance side of her practice, Natalie is currently being led by Peter MacDonald-Eggers QC in British Gymnastics v Zurich Insurance Plc, a large, multi-party insurance coverage dispute listed for trial in the High Court next year. She is also on part-time secondment to Weightmans LLP, assisting the London Markets team. A large proportion of Natalie’s advisory practice concerns insurance-related matters.
- In her first year of tenancy, Natalie was instructed as part of the junior counsel team representing Cattles in its landmark audit negligence claim against PwC. Natalie now regularly advises on audit negligence issues and professional negligence issues in other sectors more generally.
Natalie has spent time on secondment to the shipping teams of two international law firms in London and to a Norwegian mutual in Oslo. Natalie takes a personal approach to her practice and welcomes opportunities to spend time in-house with clients.
Natalie read Law at the University of Nottingham, graduating top of her year (First Class). She later completed the BPTC at the University of Law (Outstanding, top student in call), whilst working as a tutor in undergraduate law.
If you are interested in instructing Natalie, please contact the clerks.