Legal Counsel

Charities

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Legal Counsel

Charities

Expertise

Natalie is a commercial lawyer with all round experience with particular expertise advising the not for profit sector and also privacy law.

Having spent equal amounts of time in private practice and in-house, she has broad experience advising on company/commercial, data privacy and governance matters.  She provides solutions based impactful advice working at all levels and considered by many to be a trusted adviser with a down to earth and very personable approach.

Her in house experience has included advising on collaborations, mergers, restructuring and acquisitions, corporate governance, data privacy, IP, contracts, general commercial matters, dispute resolution and safeguarding.  She has been involved in the management of businesses and was instrumental when in-house in setting up and sitting on operational boards overseeing strategy deployment.

Natalie’s most recent assignments have included interim General Counsel at Parkinson’s UK, Legal & Privacy Consultant advisor with Lumos Foundation and working on a General Data Protection Regulations implementation at a global financial institution.  Prior to that she was Head of Legal for the charity Guide Dogs for over a decade and was also seconded to charities Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation while in private practice.

Natalie Advises

  • Charities and not-for-profit organisations
  • Financial institutions
  • Collaborative ventures between public sector, for profit businesses and not for profit organisations

Experience Highlights

Recent work has included:

  • Contracted as interim General Counsel at Parkinson’s UK acting as a trusted independent adviser to the board, the chair, the CEO and the senior leadership team overseeing the DPO and Company Secretarial functions.
  • Providing in-house legal and privacy support to the Lumos Foundation including advising on GDPR implementation and the organisation’s legal resource requirements culminating in the recruitment of the first General Counsel.
  • Consultant Privacy Specialist to a global financial institution working on the GDPR implementation.
  • Heading up a cross organisational multi-disciplinary team acquiring another charitable company which became part of the group structure.
  • Acting as the collaboration governance and commercial lead on a major new and innovative technology/ built environment project, Cities Unlocked, with a charity, a global IT provider and a catapult organisation.
  • Undertaking a major governance review leading to the introduction of a robust new governance model.

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Nabarro Nathanson, Reading
  • Withers, London
  • Stone King, Bath

Previous Businesses

  • Parkinson’s UK – Interim General Counsel
  • Lumos Foundation – Legal & Privacy Consultant Advisor
  • Global financial institution – Consultant Privacy Specialist
  • Guide Dogs – Head of Legal
  • British Heart Foundation – Secondment to Legal Team
  • Macmillan Cancer Support – Secondment to Legal Team

Education

  • The College of Law, Guilford
  • Kingston University, Law

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com