Joint Head of Chambers – Call 2012
Recognised in the Legal 500
Natasha Bellinger has been ranked for a third time as a leading individual on the Western Circuit by the Legal 500 (2022) in the area of Property and Construction: “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, commercial, consumer, personal injury 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 was appointed to the Attorney General’s List of Panel Counsel (Regional C Panel) in March 2020.
Natasha is also a 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.
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 regularly advises businesses and individuals on contractual matters including business to business and consumer disputes, as well as insolvency and bankruptcy issues.
By way of example, some of the cases Natasha has dealt with include:
- Claims in both tort and contract
- Second hand car sales where the vehicles are not of satisfactory quality
- Disputes over repairs to vehicles, including prestige vehicles
- Claims based in misrepresentation and collateral contracts
- Advising on professional negligence and breach of service contracts
- Claims in respect of the Consumer Rights Act
- Disputes over the ownership of animals
- Defective workmanship
Natasha has experience in claims brought under the Data Protection Act and is available to assist businesses and individuals with their obligations under GDPR. As part of her work with the Environment Agency, she also has experience of dealing with freedom of information requests.
Natasha further understands and has experience of the additional considerations relevant to public bodies, including agencies and local authorities. Natasha was involved in a dispute concerning an historic contract whereby legislation had devolved responsibilities to different bodies, both public and private, which involved far-reaching issues concerning its construction, interpretation and the proper process (arbitration) for resolution of disputes.