Natasha Bellinger

Joint Head of Chambers – Call 2012

Legal 500 Leading Junior 2024

Recognised in the Legal 500

Since 2020, Natasha Bellinger has been consistently ranked as a leading individual on the Western Circuit by the Legal 500 in the area of Property and Construction.

Natasha has been described as: “A courageous and responsive advocate” (2023 – Tier 2); “Natasha combines clarity of thought and expression with determination. She is highly intelligent, excellent on her feet, proactive and always happy to go the extra mile. She wears her scholarship lightly. A joy to work with.” (2022 – Tier 2); “Always very thoughtful and responsive. Pragmatic, thorough, and great with clients. Friendly and approachable and always willing to look into matters early on. Great on her feet.” (2021 – Tier 2); and “A social housing specialist” (2020 – Tier 3).

Natasha is an experienced civil practitioner who accepts instructions in property and housing, commercial, and environmental matters.

Natasha’s civil litigation practice regularly involves both representation at interlocutory hearings and trials on all tracks, as well as drafting and advisory work. Noted for her thorough preparation and practical advice, Natasha is an able and considered advocate who seeks to ensure clients are put at ease. Natasha recognises the important role that negotiation and alternative dispute resolution have in modern litigation.

She has a particular expertise dealing with vulnerable clients and regularly acts for landlords, local councils and tenants alike with complex housing and homelessness cases involving issues of discrimination, public law and article 8, as well as issues of capacity in respect of protected parties.

She was appointed to the Attorney General’s List of Panel Counsel (Regional C Panel) in March 2020.

Natasha is also the Co-Director of the Community Law Clinic and Lecturer at the University of Exeter part-time, teaching Access to Justice and assisting in the delivery of a range of pro bono programmes run at the University to increase access to justice.

Natasha takes an active role in promoting diversity and encouraging the next generation of lawyers. Natasha is regularly involved with the Pathways to Law programme run by the Sutton Trust and the University of Exeter, and any initiative concerned with widening access to the profession.

Natasha has been a trustee of Advocate (the Bar’s National Pro Bono Charity) since September 2022.

Natasha is currently Circuit Junior of the Western Circuit (2023-2026).

Natasha was elected Joint Head of Chambers in March 2023.

Property

Natasha’s busy housing practice includes advising and representing both claimants and defendants in possession claims, injunctions and committal applications.  Natasha regularly represents parties in cases involving anti-social behaviour, hoarding, housing conditions, Equality Act 2010, public law defences and human rights.  Natasha also has a growing case load in the area of homelessness law.  Natasha has a particular interest in cases involving protected parties and different types of accommodation, including supported housing.

Natasha advises clients on all matters relating to property litigation, including TOLATA and proprietary estoppel, easements including rights of way over residential and commercial property, misrepresentation in property sales and Japanese Knotweed, as well as nuisance and negligence claims.

Natasha’s property practice is complimented by her public and administrative work, which includes planning and environmental work.  Natasha understands the unique pressures on public bodies as a Member of the AG’s list of panel counsel and in her previous role at the Environment Agency.

Natasha represented the Environment Agency in a long running trespass claim concerning boats mooring on the River Thames, which raised a number of human rights, public body, and public rights of navigation issues.  Natasha has also represented parties in trespass claims concerning both residential and commercial property, involving issues of estoppel, unjust enrichment and restitution.

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