Partner & Head of Real Estate Litigation
Natalie is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Department, and heads our Real Estate Litigation team.
The Chambers and Partners guide 2018 says “She earns praise for her “very strong” real estate litigation practice. Impressed clients note that she “instills confidence and provides great customer service; she thinks of every detail and provides sound advice.””
Natalie is experienced in all types of real estate litigation and has a broad range of experience acting for residential and commercial developers, institutional landlords and retail tenants. She has acted in all aspects of contentious portfolio management including 1954 Act disputes, dilapidations, contentious break notices, rent reviews and disputes with telecom operators. Her freehold land experience includes restrictive covenant advice, easement disputes and adverse possession claims. Natalie has a residential practice which includes acting in relation to service charge disputes, the application of s20 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, and the right of first refusal pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. Natalie has a wealth of experience in dealing with high value and complex disputes at the High Court and at the First Tier Tribunal.
Natalie read law at the University of Greenwich before completing her Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court, School of Law. She subsequently cross qualified as a solicitor in 2005. Natalie previously worked at Wolverhampton City Council, Cobbetts LLP and was at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP for 11 years before joining Hewitsons LLP in June 2017.
Natalie is ranked in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 and the Chamber & Partners Guide 2018. She is also a member of the Property Litigation Association and Women in Property.
- Various leaseholders v (1) Octagon Overseas Limited and (2) Canary Riverside Estate Management Limited LON/00BG/LAM/2015/0012
- Elitestone Ltd v National Grid Gas plc  UKUT 0452 (LC)
- R (on the application of Richard Lyon) (Claimant) v Cambridge City Council (Defendant) & Hills Road Sixth Form College (Interested Party) (2012) EWHC 2684
- Somerfield Stores Limited v Spring (Sutton Coldfield) Limited (In Administration)  EWHC 2084 (Ch)