Background

Natasha  practises in all areas of commercial law with a focus on corporate and consumer, insolvency, contract and fraud.

Natasha appears at first instance and on appeal in superior and inferior courts and in examinations conducted by ASIC, liquidators and ICAC. Her clients include public and private companies, Federal and State Governments and independent commissions, as well as individual litigants.

Natasha frequently appears unled and is regularly briefed to appear as junior counsel, led by senior counsel.

Natasha takes a modern, commercial, approach to litigation, adapting her skills in advocacy, analysis, tactics and negotiation to every matter.

Before joining the private bar, Natasha was a litigation solicitor for over 11 years. She worked in private commercial practice, for Federal and NSW government commissions (human rights and information and privacy respectively) and in a specialist strategic public interest litigation practice. Early in her career Natasha worked for native title applicants litigating and negotiating royalty and land access agreements with the State of Western Australia and mining companies including Rio Tinto, BHP and Fortescue Metals. 

Natasha’s experience gives her insight into diverse practice contexts and the ability to tailor litigation strategy to the particular circumstances of her solicitors and their clients.

Natasha has served in a range of voluntary positions, as a student, solicitor and board member, including in 2014 as a member of the NSW Bar Association Human Rights Committee.

Natasha’s select case list and CV provide further information about her extensive experience as a barrister.

You can find out more about briefing Natasha here, or contact her to discuss your legal matter. Natasha’s clerk Kristine Massih is also available to discuss Natasha’s expertise and to provide Natasha’s fee information and current availability. You you can contact Kristine on +61 2 9165 1400.

 


EDUCATION

BA (HONS I)/LLB, University of Melbourne


Notable cases

In the matter of Courtenay House Capital Trading Group Pty Limited (in liquidation) [2018] NSWSC 1918. Corporations, freezing orders, constructive notice, legal and living allowance.

McBride v Christie’s Australia Pty Ltd [2014] NSWSC 1729. Misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence.

Taru Ali v R (2013) 281 FLR 257. Criminal Law, Migration Act, People Smuggling.

Waterhouse v Independent Commission Against Corruption (No 3) [2015] NSWSC 261. Administrative law, Judicial review, Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Highhope Holdings Pty Ltd v Heuston; Estate Of Rebecca Maree Heuston, Re (2014) 291 FLR 150. Bankruptcy.

Maxwell-Smith v S & E Hall Pty Ltd (2014) 86 NSWLR 481. Legal Practitioners — Duties and liabilities to client, Equity, Private International Law, Trade Practices, Insolvency.