Natalie made a great impact as interim General Counsel at Parkinson's UK. She hit the ground running, quickly developing relationships and picking up the key issues. Trustees and senior leaders valued her advice as practical and sensitive to the needs of the organisation. Her team greatly valued her leadership. We were very sorry when Natalie's time with us came to an end.
Steve FordChief Executive of Parkinson’s UK
Natalie's combination of legal expertise, pragmatism and drive to get things done make her a very valuable asset to any organisation. She is very personable, getting on well with, and gaining the respect of, all levels of an organisation. She is highly adaptable, and can tackle a broad range of legal challenges with confidence. She has an eye for detail, but never loses sight of the big picture.
Tim LowthDirector of Finance, Guide Dogs
The term ‘Trusted Advisor’ is often over-used, but in Natalie the programme had one; her ability to seek and find the appropriate middle grounds ensured the partnership was built in a mutually considered and respectful way, with a clear line back to ensuring the needs of the end-users were paramount and aligned with the business objectives of the programme.
Jarnail ChudgeUser Experience Architect for the Cities Unlocked Programme at Microsoft
“Natalie takes the time to understand the organisation, the challenges that we were facing and ultimately where we were trying to get to. Natalie’s approach is not to simply tell you what you can and can’t do, but to actively work with the business to find solutions to complex issues. She works collaboratively with key stakeholders, asking the necessary questions to understand the context, before suggesting alternative approaches. She has deep technical expertise and is able to draw on a wide range of previous experiences to find the right answer."
Scott Moir(ex) FD 38 Degrees, (ex) COO Lumos
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.
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