Natasha Shotunde

Year of Call: 2013

Natasha is a barrister who accepts instructions in family, civil, regulatory/professional discipline and extradition.

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Overview

Natasha is a barrister who accepts instructions in family, civil, regulatory/professional discipline and extradition. Her main practice is family law and she has a particular interest in international cases and cases involving a human rights element.

Natasha also works on disclosure reviews for inquiries and is currently instructed on the Grenfell Tower inquiry.

Direct Public Access:

  • Natasha accepts direct public access instructions. 

Additional information

  • Natasha is a member of the Young Barristers’ Committee and a Social Mobility Advocate for the Bar Council.
  • 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 and Housing Duty Adviser at Willesden County Court. Her role included advising and representing clients in non-molestation orders, child arrangements orders and 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.

Extradition & International

Natasha has experience in representing requested persons in extradition proceedings. 

Family, Children & International Family

Natasha's main practice is family and she accepts instructions in all aspects of family work (matrimonial, children and international family matters). 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.

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 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. 

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

ECC v SS

Successfully represented a local authority in the High Court in obtaining an injunction to stop the mother from posting details about care proceedings concerning her child on social media.

Poland v L

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