Natasha Shotunde

Year of Call: 2013

Natasha has a mixed practice and accepts instructions in landlord and tenant, civil, family, crime, regulatory and extradition.

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Overview

Natasha is a barrister who accepts instructions in landlord and tenant, civil, family, crime, regulatory and extradition. 

Natasha advises and represents landlords and tenants in residential and business tenancies. She also has experience in mortgage possession, bankruptcy, infant settlement, quantum hearings and small claims trials. She has particular expertise in representing creditors in a variety of enforcement proceedings, including charging orders, orders for sale and return of goods.  Natasha also has an interest in civil fraud.

Natasha accepts instructions in all aspects of family work, and her experience in crime and professional negligence has made her particularly skilled at dealing with vulnerable witnesses and sensitive issues. Natasha represents parties in cases involving child arrangements and non-molestation orders. She accepts instructions in divorce and financial proceedings, as well as international and public family law matters.

In criminal matters, Natasha regularly appears in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts on behalf of the prosecution and defence.

In addition she is also instructed on behalf of requested persons in extradition proceedings and she often appears in professional regulatory and disciplinary cases, particularly with a healthcare context.

Natasha has particular interest in international cases and cases involving human rights issues.

Direct Public Access:

  • Natasha accepts direct public access instructions. 

Additional information

  • Prior to joining chambers, Natasha was a County Court Advocate, representing litigants in mortgage possession, bankruptcy, landlord and tenant, enforcement, infant settlement, summary judgment, quantum hearings and small claims trials.
  • Natasha was a Family Duty Adviser at Willesden County Court. Her role included advising on non-molestation orders, child arrangements orders and divorce, representing clients in court and drafting court orders and undertakings.
  • Natasha was a Housing Duty Adviser at Willesden County Court, where she advised and represented clients in possession proceedings.

Education

  • BPTC (Kaplan Law School); Very Competent.
  • LLB (University of Reading); 2:1 (2011).

Awards

  • Sunley Scholarship (2014).
  • Lord Denning Scholarship (2012).
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award (2012).

Professional Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association.
  • South Eastern Circuit.
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association.
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

Crime

Natasha regularly appears in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts on behalf of the prosecution and the defence. She has experience in road traffic offences, public order offences, violent and sexual crime, theft, fraud, drugs offences and weapons offences.

Linking into her criminal instructions, she frequently represents clients in prison adjudication and parole hearings.  Natasha has also prosecuted on behalf of local authorities in a variety of criminal proceedings and range of offences.

Extradition & International

Natasha accepts extradition and international instructions. Natasha has a particular interest in cases involving human rights law and issues.

Family, Children & International Family

Natasha accepts instructions in all aspects of matrimonial, children and international family matters.

Immigration

Natasha accepts instructions in immigration matters.

Personal Injury & Professional Negligence

Natasha has an interest in personal injury and professional negligence matters. She has represented clients in quantum and infant settlement hearings.

Planning, Property, Landlord & Tenant

Natasha has represented mortgagees, creditors, landlords, tenants and mortgagors in a number of cases.

Professional Discipline & Regulatory

Natasha has a wealth of experience in relation to cases involving professional discipline and has presented cases on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), during which she presented cases with complex issues and vulnerable witnesses. 

She has dealt with allegations of misconduct/lack of competence in a variety of different scenarios, including issues with safeguarding, sexual misconduct and conviction cases.

Cases of Note

Poland v L

Successfully resisted extradition to Poland on accusation and conviction warrants on Article 8 grounds.