Natasha Shotunde

Year of Call: 2013

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

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Overview

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

Natasha accepts instructions in all aspects of family work and her background in crime and professional negligence has made her particularly skilled at dealing with vulnerable witnesses and sensitive issues. Natasha routinely represents parties in private proceedings involving child arrangements orders, non-molestation orders and occupation orders. She has extensive experience in care proceedings and a growing practice in Forced Marriage Protection Orders and FGM Protection Orders. She has a particular interest in family cases involving an international element and has experience in child abduction and child relocation work. Natasha also accepts instructions in divorce and matrimonial finance.

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 has a wealth of experience in relation to cases involving professional discipline, in which she has presented cases on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and represented registrants before the GDC and NMC.

Natasha has a particular interest in international cases and cases involving human rights 

Natasha works on disclosure reviews for inquiries.

In addition, she has experience in representing requested persons in extradition proceedings. 

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

  • Young Barristers’ Committee member.
  • Family Law Bar Association.
  • South Eastern Circuit.
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

Crime

Natasha’s background is in crime, in which she regularly appeared in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts on behalf of the prosecution and the defence.

Natasha has advised and prosecuted on behalf of local authorities in a variety of regulatory matters.

Extradition & International

Natasha accepts extradition and international instructions. 

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. Natasha has also represented registrants before the GDC and NMC.

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.