Natalie is a keen trial advocate with a wealth of experience that covers murder, money laundering, fraud, gang related shootings, large scale drug conspiracies and serious sexual offending cases.
Higher rights: 2008
Natalie qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 and became a duty solicitor in 2007. In 2008 she obtained her higher rights of audience in both criminal and civil proceedings.
Serious violence including murder, money laundering, fraud, gang related shootings, large scale drug conspiracies and serious sexual offending.
Natalie has also appeared in the Court of Appeal, having successfully challenged the imposition of a Restraining Order on acquittal and an Anti-Social Behaviour Order.
The defendant was charged with sexual assault, kidnap, false imprisonment and assault by beating. It was alleged that the complainant was dragged into a car, driven to an address and sexually assaulted. The defendant denied seeing the complainant on the relevant day and the defence pursued enquires regarding CCTV and an inspection of the complainant’s mobile phone.
Multi-handed case of kidnapping, having an imitation firearm with intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, robbery and perverting the course of public justice. The case involved the preparation of an application to dismiss for the count of perverting the course of public justice and the Prosecution offered no evidence. The defendant stood trial on all remaining counts and the case involved a legal argument on bad character.
The defendant was charged with murder in a multi-handed case; appeared as junior for the defendant and conducted cross examination of several civilian witnesses. The case also involved a cutthroat defence, issues of bad character and admissibility.
Multi-handed conspiracy to supply approximately 1kg of class A drugs. The case involved CCTV,
telephone evidence, Proceeds of Crime Application and a Serious Crime Prevention Order.