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. She was instructed on the Grenfell Inquiry and is currently working on the Dame Linda Dobbs Review.

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.

Professional Discipline & Regulatory + View All Specialist Areas

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.