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Natalie Brown

| Call 2009

Profile: Overview

Natalie is developing a broad litigation-focused practice with a particular emphasis on real property and consumer credit. She has significant independent trial experience and aims to provide practical strategic guidance to achieve the best possible results.

 

Experience and Expertise

Since entering practice, Natalie has been independently engaged on a wide range of commercial and traditional Chancery matters.

She has extensive experience acting on behalf of mortgagees (including in relation to Consumer Credit Act regulated agreements) and landlords in claims both in County Courts and the High Court. These range from standard possession claims to complex disputes involving challenges to the validity of mortgages or third party rights. She has experience of the conduct of appeals and is happy to advise on prospects of appeal.

Natalie has also acted in a full range of commercial and contractual matters including: contested applications for summary judgment, applications for procedural sanctions, trials and enforcement proceedings. She has experience of insolvency proceedings acting for petitioning creditors, debtors and receivers.

In private client matters Natalie has experience acting in a broad range of disputes including particularly sensitive disputes between neighbours, claims in adverse possession and property claims arising from relationship breakdown.

She makes regular appearances before masters in the Chancery Division and both District and Circuit Judges in the County Courts. Her advisory and drafting practice covers the full range of Chambers' work, including in particular consumer credit, real property and contractual disputes.

She is keen to follow cases through from initial advice to successful conclusion, including advising on settlement where appropriate and representing clients at mediation.

 

Cases and Work of Note

Natalie has been involved in several multi-track trials in relation to mortgage, contract and landlord and tenant matters, as well as numerous fast track trials, in particular in the context of negligent execution of building works.

She has extensive experience appearing before the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry, including applications for registration of adverse possessors and applications for rectification.

She has had conduct of a number of complex boundary disputes including two multi-track trials raising issues of construction, rectification and estoppel.

She regularly represents the Secretary of State in Directors Disqualification matters, and has conducted several contested applications before the Companies Registrars.

Her advisory practice has included advising on the construction of leases in the context of a multi-million pound development project, advising on the regulatory status of novel forms of finance, drafting standard terms in the insurance, construction and credit industries and advising major international solicitors firms on compliance with the Consumer Credit Act.

Between October 2014 to February 2015 Natalie undertook a secondment in the General Counsel’s Division of the Financial Conduct Authority working within the team implementing the Mortgage Credit Directive, with primary responsibility for the legal aspects of developing the regulated Consumer Buy-to-Let framework.

 

Qualifications

Natalie studied Law with European Law at Brasenose College, Oxford and the University of Leiden. She was awarded a summa cum laude prize in Moot Court Public International Law by Leiden University, and was the winner of the 3 Verulam Buildings Prize for best finals paper in Commercial Law. She was awarded the Gerald Moody Scholarship by Gray’s Inn for study of the BVC at BPP. She joined Radcliffe Chambers in October 2010 after completion of a successful and busy pupillage here.

 

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; Property Bar Association.

 

Other Details

VAT Registration Number: 135154729
Bar Membership Number: 55805

 

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