Legal Counsel

Charities

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Testimonials

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 Lowth

Director 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 Chudge

User Experience Architect for the Cities Unlocked Programme at Microsoft

Legal Counsel

Charities

Expertise

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

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 assignment has been 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

  • Seconded to a global financial institution to work in the Privacy Team 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

  • Global financial institution – Secondment to Privacy Team
  • Guide Dogs – Head of Legal
  • British Heart Foundation – Secondment to Legal Team
  • Macmillan Cancer Support – Secondment to Legal Team

Education

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

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a free consultation.

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

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 Lowth

Director 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 Chudge

User Experience Architect for the Cities Unlocked Programme at Microsoft